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 griffinme on Tue 19th May 2009 19:41 UTC in reply to "Going to be sad"
griffinme
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2005-11-09

I hope with USB 3 they figure out how to make things happen without being so processor dependent!!


"Intel announces, demonstrates USB 3.0"
http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2007/09/intel-announces-demonstr...

With Intel being one of the forces behind the development of USB 3.0 I wouldn't hold out much hope of that. To be honest, with the power of modern CPU's and being multi-core I doubt you would notice a difference. I saw a test one time where someone compared software RAID vs a separate controller board. The CPU was actually faster in most cases. And this was a couple of years ago with a single core CPU.

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