Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 14:34 UTC, submitted by James B
Hardware, Embedded Systems NEC has introduced the world's first USB 3.0 controller. "The muPD720200 device is a host controller for PCs and other digital devices, and is based on the new version of the SuperSpeed USB standard. Supporting the world's fastest USB transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) of data, which is 10 times faster than previous USB 2.0 transfer speeds. The NEC Electronics device, as well as the standard, is fully backward compatible with the USB 2.0, 1.1 and 1.0 versions of the USB standard."
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RE: Going to be sad
by madcrow on Tue 19th May 2009 17:22 UTC in reply to "Going to be sad"
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2006-03-13

I agree with you that FireWire has many positive things in its design, but in point of fact, most entry level implementations of FireWire don't really show these things off. I know by measuring CPU loads for example, that the cheap on-board FireWire port in my old Athlon XP board uses just as much CPU power as the USB ports. Given that I suspect that most people have a FireWire implemnentation rather like mine, for them there really isn't an advantage.

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