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USB 3.0 adoption progress

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, Jul 12, 2010.

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How soon will we see widespread adoption of USB 3.0?

Poll closed Aug 30, 2010.
  1. 2010

    350 vote(s)
    5.3%
  2. 2011

    2,327 vote(s)
    35.4%
  3. 2012 or later

    1,598 vote(s)
    24.3%
  4. Once Intel supports it

    1,142 vote(s)
    17.4%
  5. We need more devices

    726 vote(s)
    11.0%
  6. USB 3.0 is useless

    436 vote(s)
    6.6%
  1. iLLz

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    Intel is going to have to support this inside the chipset for this to really take off. Unfortunately its not possible right now since the only implementation is by mobo makers using 3rd party chips. There just isnt enough PCIe lanes on current mobos to fully utilize GPUs and 8 USB 3.0 ports.

    I think I read that if you use USB 3 on some motherboards, then if you Crossfire or SLI, the other slot gets reduced in PCIe lanes.

    This means Intel needs to come out with a new chipset to get around this limitation and I know it isn't coming in the next revision so maybe 2012? The way I see its all up to intel. Maybe if AMD wants to speed the adoption they could implement it and force Intels hand.
     
  2. WhiteLotus

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    Big company that can help really drive this thing forward is Apple. Imagine the surge of devices that use USB3.0 if the new generation iPod/Pad/Phone started stating "now even faster transfer times, because we're apple and we're awesome"
     
  3. Yukikaze

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    This won't happen, IMO. Why? The answer lies in the fact that Intel showed off a Light Peak demo running on a prototype Mac Pro motherboard.
     
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    If the world doesn't end on December 21, 2012, you will start to see a widespread adoption of USB 3.0. In that case, let's hope USB 3.0 devices makes it into heaven...
     
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    silicon heaven. its where all the calculators go.
     
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    i think use of usb 3.0 will come to use soon
     
  7. lism New Member

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    I dont see much advantage of having USB 3.0 all aboard my motherboard.

    I have no current devices that really benefit from USB3 bandwith, for using an external HDD i'd like to prefer the S-ata still. This morely sounds like some change or switch towards a new standard and give the whole motherboard manufactur a new twist. (= more income)

    Just stick with what you have and as long as it suits your needs no need to upgrade.
     

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