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    ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    ASUS TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2/USB 3.1 boasts certified 10Gbps transfers, compatibility.
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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    Are there even any usb 3.1 gen 1 devices yet?

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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    Why z97 though? I'd have expected this tech to be on x99 or Skylake.

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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by boothy02 View Post
    Are there even any usb 3.1 gen 1 devices yet?
    USB 3.1 gen 1 is basically USB 3.0, and gen 2 is USB 3.1 proper. Yeah, it makes complete sense.

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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    USB 3.1 gen 1 is basically USB 3.0, and gen 2 is USB 3.1 proper. Yeah, it makes complete sense.
    And they have a bunch of consumery sounding names like Superspeed+ which specifically should NOT be used for packaging or consumer facing content - huh? From the marketing point of view USB3 looks like a complete mess. From a technology viewpoint it looks quite tasty though.

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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    Ridiculous naming schemes, great technology...
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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    Asus might make good products but their customer service and warranty is bad

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1867393

    http://www.bbb.org/greater-san-francisco/business-reviews/computers-wholesale-and-manufacturers/asus-computer-international-in-fremont-ca-16870

    Guarantee, Warranty Issues 344
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    We have identified a pattern of complaints concerning service issues. Complaints processed by BBB claim that products sent to the company for repairs are still not working properly when returned to the consumer.

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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    USB 3.1 is needed why?

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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by bae85 View Post
    USB 3.1 is needed why?
    Because for the first time ever, they are going to get out in front of continued bandwidth needs.

    You can now get drives that saturate USB 3.0 speeds...plus there is the bonus of reversible connectors.
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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Because for the first time ever, they are going to get out in front of continued bandwidth needs.

    You can now get drives that saturate USB 3.0 speeds...plus there is the bonus of reversible connectors.
    It's ok having the technology but it isn't being used by the masses still. It's still a gimmick.

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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by bae85 View Post
    It's ok having the technology but it isn't being used by the masses still. It's still a gimmick.
    Not particularly.

    Just because right this second it's not hit mass adoption doesn't mean it won't in a year or two.
    I'd make a good guess that most people keep their motherboard for several years.

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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    I like how we need 10Gbps usb but still use 6Gbps sata....

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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    Not particularly.

    Just because right this second it's not hit mass adoption doesn't mean it won't in a year or two.
    I'd make a good guess that most people keep their motherboard for several years.
    It will only take off once USB 2 is actually replaced with USB 3, until then the consumers will buy what is put in front of them.

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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    A lot of stuff which will actually benefit from USB 3 like hard drives and faster flash drives do already use USB 3, in fact it's pretty commonplace now and most PCs you can buy will have at least a couple of ports.

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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    A lot of stuff which will actually benefit from USB 3 like hard drives and faster flash drives do already use USB 3, in fact it's pretty commonplace now and most PCs you can buy will have at least a couple of ports.
    You missed my point. Stuff can benefit from higher speeds but it doesn't mean it is used or needed. The only time it will be of any use is when I buy a device that says in big writing on it, is not compatible with USB 2. Until then USB 3 and it's variants will be something only those in the know will make full use of.

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    Re: ASUS announces world's first USB 3.1 Gen 2 certified motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by HavoCnMe View Post
    I like how we need 10Gbps usb but still use 6Gbps sata....
    Well speak for yourself - enthusiasts are moving on from 6Gbps SATA because it's too slow. M.2 with plenty of lanes is becoming a better storage interface. And before you say that's too new, I specified my computer 6 years ago to have plenty of PCI-E lanes because I wanted faster than SATA interface to storage.

    But the comments about masses are a bit silly - if we standardised everything at the median level then we'd all be using XBOnes or something. The nice thing about PCs is that they are flexible, so you can have one person using them for office work, another for MD simulation, another for gaming, all with their different requirements which can be catered for by a range of specifications.

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