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What does not having native USB/SATA 3 support mean?

Last response: in CPUs
February 9, 2012 12:35:10 AM

Supposedly the 2600k doesn't have native USB 3 support...
but if my mother board has USB 3 ports... won't they work?
Then what is this native support they speak of?
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February 9, 2012 12:51:33 AM

USB and SATA support come by way of the chipset, not the processor, as you said.

No native support simply means that the motherboard relies on a separate chip to support the operation of these devices and not the main chipset itself.