Intel Bringing Integrated USB 3.0 Controller

"Intel is expected to announce the addition of a USB 3.0 host controller to their Cougar Point design next week."

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Despite the specification having been released nearly a year ago, the USB 3.0 standard has yet to become widespread.  This is largely due to the lack of adoption by one of the biggest players in the game: Intel.  Up to this point, the only way to really make use of such devices was to have an add-in card bearing an NEC chip.  Well now it seems this will soon be changing.

According to the Chinese site Commercial Times, Intel is expected to announce the addition of a USB 3.0 host controller to their Cougar Point motherboard reference design at the Intel Developer Forum next week.  This comes after reports saying earlier this year that they weren't expected to begin support until 2012.  So what prompted this change of heart?  I wouldn't be surprised if AMD's attempts back in July to bring support to their upcoming southbridge had something to do with it.

At any rate, things are looking up for this speedy transfer standard, which is nothing but good news for consumers as the potential is quite amazing.

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19-08-2010, 18:17:57

and put it deeper in the bucket lol

19-08-2010, 18:41:01

Fill your loop with pure alcohol and pour some ln2 in that cup and see what happens... ;)

20-08-2010, 07:59:47

Try keep the fluid at about 14 degrees. I think that is when condensation will start to appear (around 13)

20-08-2010, 09:48:40

Haha nutcase :D

I love it :D

21-08-2010, 12:39:11

ima make a teeeny tiny little suggestion. same setup, but fill the cup with cold water & ice. the water will couple the heat fins on the radiator to the ice, and as the ice melts drain off the extra water and add more ice.

good luck! Dont leave it unattended!!! :)

21-08-2010, 13:30:10

Crazy, watch out for the condensation :P

21-08-2010, 16:23:31

For the best results, use a salt/ice bucket, as the ice will start to melt at a lower temperature, and the equilibrium between ice and water keeps the temperature constant at about -10C. Also don't forget to keep the water in the bucket moving or the fins will not get enough heat transfer. DICE may well have some pretty bad effects like forming ice in the radiator, and will condense water in the case...
If you are really serious about DICE, get some, then mix it with acetone (nail polish remover), (do not use a polystyrene cup), and the resulting slush will be about -80C

22-08-2010, 08:01:32

Hmm this has given me an idea. Hear me out, it's not as dumb as putting a PC in a fridge (and yeah, I've seen it).

Items needed.

1 small chest freezer.

1 radiator (pc obs or even bigger)

1 block and pump etc.

OK, mount the rad inside the freezer. Drill two tube sized holes through the side of the freezer and plumb in the pipes, sealing them at both sides with liquid nails and silicon sealant to prevent any condensation making it down the tubes (running)

Turn on freezer for a couple of days, run PC. Now obviously there would be the problem of condensation on the tubes and block, but I don't think it would be terribly bad. And you could always mount some fans around the tubes to dry it up quicksmart.

Ideal :D

30-08-2010, 10:46:43

I see that this is the "ruin your radiator" thread :lol:

hey just a word of caution....if those tubes and fittings get cold enough...they will crack....then condensation will be the least of your fluid worries....

yer skatin' on thin ice ;):unsure:

08-10-2010, 23:23:14

i sorta did that same trick with the air cans you use for electronics. i put it up side down and started spraying. my temps went from 38c to 21c then i ran out of air lol.

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