USB 3.0 Will Be Standard On Intel-based Windows PCs

Intel will start shipping Windows PCs built with the Ivy Bridge 7 Series Chipsets next spring. USB 3.0 will be a standard feature for the first time. USB 3.0 has only been available on select laptops and desktops in the past 3 years.

USB 3.0 delivers up to 10 times the data transfer rate of USB 2.0, as well as improved power efficiency.

Experts are saying that when USB 3.0 is integrated into Intel’s chipsets, it will make the standard universal because it can be offered on virtually any PC.

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We don’t see USB upgrades that often like we do processors, hard drives, and other computer components. USB 3.0 was first introduced in 2008, 8 years after USB 2.0 was released in April of 2000. USB 1.0 was released in January of 1996.