Gigabyte Blitzes Market with 1 Million USB 3.0 Motherboard Shipments

Paul Lilly

Gigabyte is apparently taking this whole USB 3.0 specification thing pretty seriously. As a result, the company claims it has shipped 1 million USB 3.0-capable motherboards, capturing 1/3 of global USB 3.0 market share in the process.

"Reaching the 1 million USB 3.0 products mark is a testament to Gigabyte's strategy of innovating for the high-end product category, and then driving those innovations down through our product line quicker than our competitors in order to boost sales volumes," said Henry Kao, Senior Vice President, Motherboard Business Unit, Gigabyte.

It's also a testament to Gigabyte's rise in the enthusiast community, though the company's USB 3.0 offerings have been spread out among a range of motherboards, including Intel's X58, P55, H57, H55, P45, and P43 chipsets, and AMD's 790FX, 790X, 770, and 785G chipsets.

USB 3.0 ups the ante with transfer rates up to 5Gbps, which is up to 10x faster than that of Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0).

Image Credit: Gigabyte

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