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Conspiracy theory: Intel's dirty trick to make you upgrade to the latest CPU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by qubit, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I saw this on vr-zone and couldn't believe what I found! This is a real, genuine conspiracy theory that Intel designed USB so that the CPU needed to poll the device, be slowed down and encourage CPU upgrades. Heck, it even comes with a disclaimer that this isn't vr-zone's general opinion!

    I doubt that it's true, but it's better read while wearing your best tinfoil hat...

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    1000 whole times a second? really, tell me more how three USB devices loading 3Khz of CPU time that is running at 4Ghz is bad.

    Standard polling rate is 250Hz BTW, so 750Hz unless the driver specifies a higher speed.
     
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    Should I upgrade to an i7-3960X? While I'm typing this on my USB keyboard I kinda feel that my machine is moving slooooower.
     
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    Yeah, this might be a problem on a Pentium II machine, but on today's modern 3GHz+ CPUs there is no noticeable slowdown caused by USB. Yes, there might an ever so slight lowering in benchmark scores, but unless you are going for world records, who gives a sh*t?!?
     
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    Indeed. I reckon if the difference had been noticeable, then it would be mentioned in reviews and even have "with and without USB" benchmarks sections within them. I guess the outcry alone would be enough to force Intel to change the standard.
     
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    So, they finally they remove the cpu burden of polling, but can't give me a PCI USB 3.0 card with drivers for Win98? Infuriating to say the least.
    Anyway, the article was interesting, didn't know that about USB 3.0 not needing to poll devices :toast:.
     
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    the author apparently has no technical understanding of the things he is talking about. dont waste your time with this
     
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    Why would ANY company put out a PCI USB 3.0 card for an obsolete operating system that is over 13 years old? I wouldn't be surprised if the percentage of OS users of 98 was <1%.
     
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    Oh, conspiracy theories. Brings me back to the whole cd marker thing that was in a ton of magazines.
     
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    Incredibly, that actually worked. What a useless DRM. :laugh:
     
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    what w1zzy said, this is a troll article.


    fun to read however.
     
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    Or the writer was just clueless. Could be 50-50 I guess. vr-zone is quite a well respected site, so I'm surprised that they ran this.

    I think in hindsight, I would have called this thread "Conspiracy theory: Intel's dirty trick to make you upgrade to the latest CPU", but I can't change it.
     
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    you have half the forum staff in this thread, title fixed.
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot they tried to put on DRM one point! I was referring to the audio trick back in the 90s (same thing, except putting on the marker supposedly made the CD sound better).
     
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    Funny Lenny in you avatar looks like "DAMN I AM GONNA HIT THAT TONIGHT" too Qubits avatar......
     
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    Now my i7-3770 is not enough i need Haswell CPU like yesterday:twitch:
     
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    I have not once, ever upgraded a CPU because of USB. No one I know has either. I think it is false--completely baseless.

    PS/2 keyboard/mice aren't going to make a comeback.
     
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    LAMO Oops hit the N key right next to M ,My bad but your right he probably has already hit it.
     

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