ASRock Brings USB 3.1, Type-C Connector To X99, Z97 Extreme6 Motherboards

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Shankovich

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Guessing they didn't have the time to integrate onto the board. How many PCI-E lanes does it take up? And max power will be capped at 75 watts shared for both I'm guessing, but then again nothing right now will need that much power aside from an external GPU (which doesn't exist for 3.1 C anyways).

Really cool to see! I really hope a vendor makes a monitor that will use 3.1 C for display AND power.
 

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I'm more excited for this to make it's way into the laptop market, but I guess this is the first step. I can't wait for the day where my laptop has a handful of USB-C ports and nothing else, since I'll be able to use them for charging, data, and video. Hopefully that day comes soon!
 

thundervore

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Ill let all the guinea pigs hop on this one. Ill be waiting until it is native on the motherboard and as my Z77 build will not be upgraded until 2020. As for laptops, it would be great to have but wont be there no time soon.
 

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I just can't seem to grasp what the significance is between these USB connectors . I have been using the 2.0 connectors since I built my first computer. Is there some advantage to these new numbers such as 3.0 and 3.1? I have 3.0 connectors on my motherboard, but I've never used them.
 

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You must not do a lot of data transfer locally then.
Once you experienced the 200MB/s+ transfer speed from USB 3 to an external drive you will never go back to the 18MB/s speed of USB2.
 
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