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So what is the reason that manufacturers have, for example, 2 intel sata 6gb slots on a board, then have some other manufacturer for the other ports? For example marvell or jmicron on my board? Or I believe I saw renesas on my board for usb 3.0 as well. And, as far as I have read, most of the time the performance of these controllers are sub par to the intel or amd stuff.
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So what is the reason that manufacturers have, for example, 2 intel sata 6gb slots on a board, then have some other manufacturer for the other ports? For example marvell or jmicron on my board? Or I believe I saw renesas on my board for usb 3.0 as well. And, as far as I have read, most of the time the performance of these controllers are sub par to the intel or amd stuff.

Other company's can provide different services so Intel will use the other company's technology rather than spending millions on coming up with their own equivelant. That is the main reason. It is also cheaper to contract these other businesses to create and impliment their tech onto Intel boards, Intel may also recieve money in advertisements too, depending on the nature of the contract.

(Intel is used an as example)
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So what is the reason that manufacturers have, for example, 2 intel sata 6gb slots on a board, then have some other manufacturer for the other ports? For example marvell or jmicron on my board? Or I believe I saw renesas on my board for usb 3.0 as well. And, as far as I have read, most of the time the performance of these controllers are sub par to the intel or amd stuff.

short answer... its cheaper.
the longer answer... is incoming.
    
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Other company's can provide different services so Intel will use their technology rather than spending millions on coming up with their own equivelant. That is the main reason.
(Intel is used an as example)

Understandable. I supposed it can be likened to a car company using bose or something for their speakers so they dont have to design/build/test their own proprietary models.
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Understandable. I supposed it can be likened to a car company using bose or something for their speakers so they dont have to design/build/test their own proprietary models.

Yes pretty much.
Edit: My above post has been updated. (My first post)
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it also allow for mobo makers to define their products. Add what they want, and add extra things the chipset doesn't support yet.

Audio, LAN, USB3, SATA6G all controllers you will find on modern motherboards, many board have 3rd party controllers that control all of those.
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it also allow for mobo makers to define their products. Add what they want, and add extra things the chipset doesn't support yet.
Audio, LAN, USB3, SATA6G all controllers you will find on modern motherboards, many board have 3rd party controllers that control all of those.

Yeah it it just a way of getting new tech onto the board.
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