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    USB 3.0 controller chipsets, any differences?

    Looking at getting a 4 port USB 3.0 PCIe x1 card just wondering if there are any major differences between the chipset vendors in compatibility performance and driver wise?

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    Re: USB 3.0 controller chipsets, any differences?

    According to the techy guy at Scan there's no difference. On his recommendation I bought the cheapest one and it's great. I can't believe how much faster USB3 is.
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    Re: USB 3.0 controller chipsets, any differences?

    Hmmmm on doing some more research it seems there are minor issues with compatibility.

    About the only comparative review I could find - http://vr-zone.com/articles/usb-3.0-...dup/13358.html

    I think I'd want a Renesas μPD720201 or μPD720202 based card or might get a new motherboard with one of these controllers onboard as I'm not sure I can wait for Intel to integrate USB 3.0 into their chipsets if ever.

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