So when are motherboards with USB 3 gonna start coming out?

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  1. slimjim

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    So when are motherboards with USB 3 ports gonna start coming out?

    Superspeed :noes:
     
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    I predict it'll be at least 3 years before there's any significant availability of usb3 devices.
     
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    I predict it'll be even longer before there are any devices that can make use of USB3's extra speed. Hard drives should benefit some, but they're still going to top-out well below USB3's bandwidth.
     
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    Right, external drives will benefit, as well USB wireless network adapters. No more wireless "lag" while gaming online hopefully.
     
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    Who uses a USB wireless adaptor for gaming? I have one to use on machines that don't have wireless in case I need to connect them to download updates or something, but I don't use them for a permanent solution.
     
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    I sold about 4 per day at Best Buy. Most people don't know how to install a PCI card, and therefore want something simple they can do without paying for installation.
     
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    I just heard that USB was a better option because you can move it around and get a better signal. Since my network is only 54 mbps the fact that it's USB doesn't really slow it down :dunno:
     
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    Asus P55 Deluxe will come with a PCI-E x1 card with two USB 3.0 ports
     
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    So it looks like the time to buy a new motherboard is 2010, when PCIe 3.0 comes out :bowdown:
     
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    Great response! That pretty much answered his question perfectly.
     
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    btw,... NEC says their USB 3.0 controller card (PCI-E x1) would come out sometime this month.

    also,... Gigabyte is also showing SATA III or SATA 6GB/s on their P55 mobos

    these mobos should be out Q4 2009 or Q1 2010, along with Intel Core i5
     
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    What does SATA III mean for SSHD's?
     
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    They're already knocking on the door of SATA II, so the next gen SSHD's are going to start kicking it down.
     
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    they also are showing next-gen eSATA which can power 3.5" hard drives once drive start supporting it. Once again next-gen SATA > next-gen USB.
     
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    Of course it's better, has an external drive ever been a better alternative to an internal drive for access time?
     
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    I meant eSATA, which is for externals.
     
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    Gotcha, that makes sense.
     

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