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Gigabyte Releases Single-Connector 20 Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 PCIe Expansion Card

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Gigabyte has announced and released a new PCIe Expansion card which will allow users to add a 20 Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (such a mouthful) connector to their PC. This solution lacks any sort of hub, and it's a single-connector affair, which limits its usefulness by a fair share. According to Gigabyte, this solution has been thought-up for users who are satisfied with their current systems but were left in the cold when it comes to supporting the latest standard - eliminating the need to upgrade their motherboard before its time. Users will have to sacrifice a PCIe x4 slot for this expansion, though. No pricing is available at time of writing.



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It's a mess.... Suprespeed+++.... Pretty sure that "USB3.2 gen 2x2" will cost more than intel's older Alpine ridge offerings (some AIB cards from ASUS and GB are already under $60), and it offers the same bandwidth with less support and flexibility. I'm wondering what are the use cases for this? Glorified oversized flashdrives (I mean NVME SSD enclosures)? Fictional USB-C 8K monitors?

P.S. Even though many moons have passed, I still don't trust anything Asmedia.
 

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This card should have at least 4 ports to be justifiable at least. One of the useless releases ever.
 
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