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Gigabyte's USB 3.0 Contest is Open to the World

Want to upgrade your interface to SuperSpeed? Gigabyte is holding a contest where the three winners will get to take home with them the latest Gigabyte H55M motherboard and an A-Data NH01 portable hard drive.

Gigabyte calls its contest "Increase Your Speed, Triple Your Power" and asks enthusiasts to submit their ideas of what would be the best use or concepts for USB 3.0 devices or USB devices that can take advantage of a 3x USB Power Boost. Submissions to Gigabyte can be use videos, pictures, or just a description of the device. Visitors to the contest website then have the ability to vote for their favorite concepts up to 10 times per day.

Those who vote also have a chance to win, as Gigabyte is also holding a draw for three voters to win yet-to-be-released Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 motherboards based on the AMD 880G North Bridge and SB850 South Bridge.

Besides just outside votes determining three winners, Gigabyte will also play judge by awarding entered concepts points based on creativity, originality and design, with the top 3 concepts chosen by the company winning a Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 motherboard and A-DATA N002 Combo Flash Drive.

Perhaps the best news of all is that this contest is open to worldwide participation. Check out the contest website here.

  • xsamitt
    Finally a fair contest open to all.
    I would be very thankful if I were to have a this board.
    So lets just say that USB 3.0 would bring me years of great gaming joy.
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  • 4ILY45
    xsamitt So lets just say that USB 3.0 would bring me years of great gaming joy.
    Isn't it suppose to be the motherboard?
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  • darthvidor
    wow, a non-us-only contest ... and I would love to have this board.
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  • redrabbit803
    Its a contest. Winning free stuff is always good.

    However USB 3.0 is obsolete. Lightpeak will inevitably replace it along with other i/o's connectors via optitcal cable. Also it starts at 10gbps and can scale up to 100gbps unlike USB 3. From what I've read they are already shipping the chips for it this year.

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  • JohnnyLucky
    I need to put on my thinking cap and come up with something cool!
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  • micky_lund
    slightly off topic, but why doesn't Tom's make an australasian/ANZ version of the website? is it too hard to run, or what?
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  • david714
    redrabbit803Its a contest. Winning free stuff is always good.However USB 3.0 is obsolete. Lightpeak will inevitably replace it along with other i/o's connectors via optitcal cable. Also it starts at 10gbps and can scale up to 100gbps unlike USB 3. From what I've read they are already shipping the chips for it this year.Will Lightpeak supply power?
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  • redrabbit803
    Will Lightpeak supply power?

    More then likely seeing as they were using a usb interface. They will probably have two types of cables. One for just data and the other with power integrated into the wire drawing its power from the usb interface. So basically you have three or more wires. one optical for data and two or more copper for power. This results in the ability for longer cables with less
    electronic noise.
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  • randomizer
    micky_lundslightly off topic, but why doesn't Tom's make an australasian/ANZ version of the website? is it too hard to run, or what?We've had a thread in the forum asking for one since April 2008 :lol: Ok, so it was asking for a mirror on page 1...

    Hmm, i could go with some USB3.0 goodness. If only it was an X58 board though.
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  • drksilenc
    redrabbit803Its a contest. Winning free stuff is always good.However USB 3.0 is obsolete. Lightpeak will inevitably replace it along with other i/o's connectors via optitcal cable. Also it starts at 10gbps and can scale up to 100gbps unlike USB 3. From what I've read they are already shipping the chips for it this year.one tiny problem with that is this is USB as in 3/4 of all connectors for pc on the market... lightpeak may be fast but it will prbly be on the same level as esata as far as adoption. the only reason why usb is so popular is they have held the same pin connectors and you can plug a usb 1.0 device into a usb 3.0 connector and it still works
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