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[eTeknix] New Generation of USB 3.0 expansion cards on the way

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Each new USB3.0R-P2-PCIe card will offer up two USB 3.0 ports and with a newly designed PCB they will offer half height and full height PCIe designs which will suit both normal and low profile systems. They should be due out by the end of February and initial costs are around £19.50 per unit (2500 Japanese Yen). The cards will connect via PCIe 1X slots (compatible with PCIe 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0).
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You ppl with Gigabyte boards mostly should go 'mmmmmmmm'

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Fits perfectly in the upper PCIe X1 slot.
Edited by Ha-Nocri - 2/24/12 at 2:22pm
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That looks useful for those without USB 3 (people like me)
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I've decided on my next board (Asrock Extreme 6/GB) which has USB3 on the back and two internal ports (one where the IDE cable would usually go).

This is why obsolete tech should be moved off of current boards released. Things like IDE, PS/2, and E-SATA should all be dropped in support for better oboard sound, USB3, Dual Gigabit LAN ports, etc. My current MSI 990FX motherboard only has rear USB 3.0, so it saddens me. Thankfully I only have a couple more weeks on it, then on to the X79 platform.
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I don't plan to upgrade my moBo and CPU anytime soon, next 2 years or so (until my i5 becomes bottleneck in games), so this expansion card is just perfect for ppl like me...
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Wish on Enthusiast boards they would get rid of On-board sound all together.

I'd rather another PCI-e X4 slot for something like this,

Two 4X Slots above the first 16X would be great for me, but you know. Cruddy onboard is more important.....
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I've decided on my next board (Asrock Extreme 6/GB) which has USB3 on the back and two internal ports (one where the IDE cable would usually go).
This is why obsolete tech should be moved off of current boards released. Things like IDE, PS/2, and E-SATA should all be dropped in support for better oboard sound, USB3, Dual Gigabit LAN ports, etc. My current MSI 990FX motherboard only has rear USB 3.0, so it saddens me. Thankfully I only have a couple more weeks on it, then on to the X79 platform.

Not true, IDE is STILL usable, for sure...

I sometimes need to use IDE from time to time to test IDE Drives or repair drives, and doing so on client's super old tech makes it super slow!

Plugging an IDE drive on a newer board with a fast processors makes 5 times more sense than using those old single and dual core processors to do work! Whoosh!

Besides I can scan the IDE for viruses 3 X faster on my computer than those old computers, for sure, IDE should stay, the rest I care not about...
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what is the point of these anyway? any utility/accessory/drive still fits in usb2 bandwidth, the only thing that would actually benefit from usb3 would be something like a 4k camera so at the most extreme you could make a good use out of 1 usb3 port and if your motherboard doesn't come with it built in you probably should use something else to work with the content
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so how many of these are you planning to stick in at the same time?
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one should be enough. That is 2 usb 3.0 ports.
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