Intel Dragging its Feet with USB 3.0 Support

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avenger48

I would think it would come out Q1, 2011, with X68, LGA 1356, and Sandy Bridge.  To me, that seems like the most logical time to add it, along with SATA 6 support.

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Keith E. Whisman

Come on Intel quit being such a pussy.

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I Jedi

Double post because I'm cool

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I Jedi

I think what everyone needs to realize that the raeson Intel isn't pushing its support out for 3.0 quite yet is because there aren't many devices that take advantage of of USB 3.0. Not to mention that there aren't too many motherboards that currently support it, nor will there be for awhile to come. A early to mid 2011 support by Intel for 3.0 is pretty damned good.

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Keith E. Whisman

USB 3 is backwards compatible with the other three USB standards 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0. Intel is dragging it's feet because it doesn't want to pay a license fee for the technology or something like that. With full support for USB 3 on all new motherboards the products will start falling into place by the hundreds and thousands like the USB 2 did. 

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win7fanboi

its always a chicken and an egg problem but the chipset support needs to come first... only then will you see a ton of devices that run on usb 3... and saying there isn't a need for it now is complete BS... one would see a ten fold difference between connecting an external drive via usb 2 vs usb 3

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I Jedi

There IS barely a need for it now because not too many devices take
advantage of 3.0.

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Keith E. Whisman

WHAT? And you call yourself a Jedi? Yoda would slap you for that. Look at the benefits it has with external back up HDD's. Imagine an external BD burner that is actually fast. USB 3 kicks some serious ass and we need it yesterday. USB should have started at USB 3.  Imagine the computing world today if USB 3 had come out in 1990. 

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I Jedi

I am not saying that the new USB tech. is a bad thing, no. I understand its potential.

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win7fanboi

Thats what happens when you have a monopoly... Intel is finally starting to act like @sshole by doing whatever it wants to... wake up AMD....

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