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1 The whole "USB 3.1 Gen 1/Gen 2" debacle is right up there with Intel convincing Microsoft in the Vista days to let Intel's then-crappy iGPUs be considered Aero glass ready, which led to massive consumer disappointment as people bought laptops that didn't actually have the power to run Aero glass at a decent rate.
Are there any devices other than portable storage that use USB 3.1 speeds, let alone 3.0?  I have a really nice Patriot 128GB flash drive that has sequential write speeds of around 350MB/s--very nice--and sequential read speeds that might as well be infinite.  Of all my home and work computers, only the one with a Ryzen 2200G, which I only use as a Minecraft server at the moment, has a 3.1 port, though.
The 9000-series Intel chips look to be a complete disappointment:  just a minor clock bump. Also, the long-rumored Z390 chipset looks to be just a rebrand of the Z370, meaning it'll miss out on the features added to B360 and the other 300-series refresh chipsets, like USB 3.1.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, July 07 2018 12:26 AM (Q/JG2)

2 The extra bandwidth of USB 3.1 Gen 2 is great for docking stations - you can run two 1080p displays at 60Hz off one port.  If your laptop has limited ports, it's nice if they're really fast.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, July 07 2018 12:42 AM (PiXy!)

3 Oh, and the Intel 9000 series might have eight cores at the high end.  The leaked information tops out at six cores, but so far doesn't include the expected high-end part numbers (9700 / 9700K).

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, July 07 2018 12:43 AM (PiXy!)

4 Docking ports--that makes sense.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, July 07 2018 01:58 AM (Q/JG2)

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