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MSI Show off USB 3.1 and reversible USB Type-C

MSI Show off USB 3.1 and reversible USB Type-C

MSI Show off USB 3.1 and reversible USB Type-C

MSI Show off USB 3.1 and reversible USB Type-C

 

How many of you guys want a USB standard that will always plug in on your first try? Well MSI have just shown off USB 3.1 and the new Reversable USB type-C connector.

MSI have announced that USB 3.1 on their upcoming Z97A Gaming 6 mohterboard, their X99A Gaming 9 ACK and on their next revision of their GT72 notebook. They also showcased the impressive speed which can be had on USB 3.1 by testing SSDs in Raid through the ports.  

 

MSI Show off USB 3.1 and reversible USB Type-C  

I think the most interesting thing MSI has shown off is the new USB Type-C connector, which is essentially the USB port that everybody wants. It is said to be much more durable than Micro USB, making it ideal for Phones and Tablets while maintaining super fast speeds.

One other thing that improves with USB 3.1 and Type-C is power delivery, allowing up to 100 Watts (20V at 5A) to be provided through standard USB 3.1 and even the tiny USB Type-C connector, allowing the connector to even be able to charge laptops as well as tablets and mobile phones. Who knows what USB could power in the future, 100W could power a lot of things.

 

MSI Show off USB 3.1 and reversible USB Type-C

(Picture from PC Perspective)

 

 MSI also tested a pair of Intel 730 Series SSDs in Raid-O using a prototype USB 3.1 compatible controller, the CrystalDiskMark results of this USB 3.1 SSD Raid configuration is shown below.  These are some very impressive speeds, especially given that this is a prototype.

  

MSI Show off USB 3.1 and reversible USB Type-C  (Picture from PC Perspective)

 

The future of USB is coming soon and MSI say that these new connectors will be seen on retail motherboards in the middle of Q1 2015. 

 

Join the discussion on USB 3.1 and the reversible USB Type-C connector on the OC3D Forums. 

 

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06-01-2015, 07:06:07

remember300
Im just hoping others follow suit

And the boards are nice too

I wonder if they will put a variable voltage regulator so it can feed a multi range of voltages from 5v phones up to 18-20V for laptops or will we see phones go up to 20v.Quote

06-01-2015, 07:09:20

ShaunB-91
Hopefully this will be implemented into smartphones. We also need sturdier connectors on phones too. Micro USB isn't great.Quote

06-01-2015, 13:31:22

Stoner81
I just wish manufacturers would just ditch USB 2 and simply use USB 3 on motherboards, case, devices etc etc.

Come on people move forward already... pretty please

Stoner81.Quote

06-01-2015, 13:34:32

RadeonHDx
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stoner81 View Post
I just wish manufacturers would just ditch USB 2 and simply use USB 3 on motherboards, case, devices etc etc.

Come on people move forward already... pretty please

Stoner81.
The problem with that is that you need USB 2 for things like entering the bios and other things that happen before the OS can load and load the USB 3 drivers.

EDIT:

Quote:
Originally Posted by remember300 View Post
Im just hoping others follow suit

And the boards are nice too

I wonder if they will put a variable voltage regulator so it can feed a multi range of voltages from 5v phones up to 18-20V for laptops or will we see phones go up to 20v.
I would love to see someone powering their laptop off of one of these, it'd be hilarious!Quote

06-01-2015, 14:00:25

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stoner81 View Post
I just wish manufacturers would just ditch USB 2 and simply use USB 3 on motherboards, case, devices etc etc.

Come on people move forward already... pretty please

Stoner81.
Won't be for a long time. It's not just simple as adding more USB 3. Its the case of the onboard CPU/mobo controllers supporting more hubs. The more you add the more space you need to put aside for it.. it's already cramped enough.

USB 3.1 is amazing however. Biggest USB leap in a very long time. We are going from 4.8Gb/sec (600MB/sec) to now 10Gb/sec (1250MB/sec.) That's over double the bandwidth and with added addtions of audio/video support and power delivery.. it's a big deal for the industry. Excited to see it's being adopted early
Read here for more info on USB 3.1/CQuote
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