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First USB 3.0 Demos At IDF Next Week?

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August 13, 2008 7:50:04 PM

Santa Clara (CA) - Intel today sent out a press release stating that its "Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) draft specification revision 0.9 in support of the USB 3.0 architecture, also known as SuperSpeed USB" is now available.

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August 13, 2008 9:25:46 PM

My PCI Express lanes are slower?? Maybe I can run graphics cards on my USB..
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August 14, 2008 4:13:53 AM

ha, you must be running first gen slots! second gen gets it done!
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August 14, 2008 5:05:57 AM

this opens the door to being able to run external GPU's through USB, might even be able to send an HD signal over USB too.
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August 14, 2008 6:15:11 AM

10X faster? Great! Now how much more electricity does it use? If it's only 5X as much then I'll go for it. Otherwise, USB 2.0 seems to be fast enough for my gaming keyboards/mice and the USB thumb drive for school.
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August 14, 2008 6:16:46 AM

Your site is having issues. I post, I see nothing but one comment. Then I see 3 and not my post, then I see one. I keep refreshing and...well...

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August 14, 2008 8:19:55 AM

"When maxed out USB 3.0, will offer ten times the bandwidth of USB 2.0 - 4.8 Gb/s, which translates into a massive bandwidth of 600 MB/s."
That sentence makes no sense whatsoever.
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August 14, 2008 10:26:19 AM

4.8Gb/s or GigaBITS is equivalent to 600 MegaBYTES (8 bits=1 byte) duh...
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August 14, 2008 5:17:44 PM

I just hope that more devices take full advantage of the speed. Many devices labeled as "USB 2.0" run at USB 1.1 speeds (like 20 times slower). That's just unacceptable if you're transferring video files off of a flash drive. I think that Firewire's new specification will be able to compete with USB 3.0 well because it will actually use the full bandwidth on any device which has the power to do so.
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