USB 3.0 on ASUS X58P6

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by Philll, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. proffesso

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    true, but ocz have already set the precedent with the apex series.

    all intel needs to do with the 32nm stuff is produce a x-25, strip it internally and release. 500mb/s from the get-go.

    I wonder though, with USB3, does that mean the quick death of those e-sata thumbdrives?
     
  2. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    Which was only done because of the shitty, stuttering jmicron controllers.

    :drools: can't want to see what intel come up with :D

    Not much...they'll just increase the speeds to make the most of SATA's 6gb/s bandwidth.
     
  3. Alpha2k6

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    I agree with that, only USB 3.0 ports would have been so much nicer!

    Now we need some dockingstations and external harddrives.. and portable music players with flac support :)

    Some people where complaining that this board have no eSATA, but scrapping eSATA in favour of USB3 seems good.. if you can't hotswap eSATA than USB3 will be 10x more usefull.
     
  4. garry

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    Anyone know how fast this usb3 is going to be compared to usb2 I know usb2 has read speeds of around 34mb is usb3 a huge jump from that or just a small upgrade.
     
  5. Alpha2k6

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    USB2 480 megabits per second
    USB3 4.8 gigabits per second

    im guessing this is the same as:
    USB2 48MB/s
    USB3 480MB/s

    why do we even have megabit, megabyte is so much more easier to relate to..
    was it to try and hype internet speeds to sound good because of higher numbers ?
     
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    there will be, as firewire has shown and esata to some degree, USB has to much exposure, with USB standards being backwards compatable, developing for USB is economically easier the other standards.
     
  7. proffesso

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    One word. MARKETING :)

    Same "Joe and Janine General Public" who think that a 1GB 9500GS is definitely faster than a 512MB 9600GT because it has double the memory.

    Incidentally, 8 bits = 1 Byte, therefore 480Mb = 60MB

    Just me being pedantic!
     
  9. Alpha2k6

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    ah yes missed that conversion.. btw there are still places out there who type megabyte as Mb, I guess they pretend that megabit never existed :D
     
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