"The presentation is apparently targeted at mainboard manufactureres as it is positioned as an effective appetizer to advertise the benefits of 5 Gbps USB 3.0 versus the current 480 Kbps USB 2.0."
I thought USB 2.0 was 480Mbps?
Also, Intel is a little late to the party. NEC has been enjoying a nice monopoly on the USB 3.0 market.
Uh, wait, weren't they supposed to have USB 3.0 native support in Sandy Bridge? And what is with Intel right now? Why don't they just make Light peak part of Ivy Bridge natively, then have the adapters as motherboard extras with the board when you buy it, instead of all this screwing around with trying to get USB 3.0 support, but continuously pushing it back? Semms pretty backwards to me.
Actually Intel had bought third-party USB 3.0 controller and tried integrating it with x67 Cougarpoint, but they failed to implement it - too much bugs, etc. and they decided to move it one generation ahead until they manage to rion out all bugs. Pre-market intel's own P67 mobo had blue usb 3.0 ports, but they were rewired as 2.0. In final retail version all chipset-driven ports are natively only 2.0.
[citation][nom]jdamon113[/nom]okay. what is wrong with the nec chipset.not a big deal. I am looking ahead to Intel light peak[/citation]
This is native support in the Chipset, it will save PCI-Express lanes. Right now Intel is kinda cramped for PCI-E lanes on the 1156/1155 sockets. If a motherboard manufacturer has to divert a lane or two to the NEC chip, it means less for SLI or Crossfire.
While one or two were not a big deal, the bug in Intel's chipsets means that a single lane alone shifts down into PCIE 1.0 mode, so it chokes on bandwidth. So you gotta send it a 4x lane or something.
It was detailed a while back by Toms and a lot of sites, motherboards trying to implement Sata 6g/s and USB3 balancing performance of the HDD and USB3 drives.
[quotemsg=9268965,7,267802]Weren't Intel supposed pioneers of USB 3.0? Better late than never, I guess.[/quotemsg]
Intel is pretty much half of the USB creators, well at least one of the guys works form them so therefore it probably was somewhere in Intels massive labs that made USB 3.0 possible. Not having it on a chipset naitivley doesn't mean anything really and as far as I can find, pretty much no chipsets have naitive USB 3.0 support. All of them are just seperate chips on the mobos.
It is extremely sad what Intel is doing, to be honest. I have always been a strong supporter of Intel, but honestly, they need to make up their freakin minds. So ya, USB 3.0, well, maybe next time... Light Peak, the fastest peripheral offering 10 Gbps, using fiber optic cables, but, issues, we are still only at the copper stage, so, looks like at the moment USB 3.0 is the fastest. Guess we have to switch back to focusing on USB 3.0 because there are lots of people out there who want it right now because it is right now... OH MY GOD WE ARE SO CONFUSED!!! WHAT DO WE DO!?!