At CES 2010 and Computex 2010 Exhibition, a bunch of companies showcased a lot of USB 3.0 interface products for users.
That raised the market requirements rapidly and manufacturers started to speed up production in line for global demands.
As you know that the transfer rate of data for USB 3.0 is about 10 times faster than USB 2.0. It meets the market demand of high definition and large capacities. Because of this, one after another motherboard manufacture releases their latest generation boards with USB 3.0 port. However, one thing interesting is worthy to note that some of them offering “fake” USB3.0 bandwidth for users.
A motherboard with USB3.0 port does not mean it offers a true USB3.0 bandwidth?! It’s confusing but interesting, isn’t it?
Intel 5 series chipsets like as P55, H55 only provides PCI-E 1.0 x1 bandwidth (2.5GT/s) for USB3.0 port unless mount the chipset to complement the bandwidth.
Just like ECS use PLX chipset to complement the bandwidth to be 500MB/s (5GT/s).
Without the extra chipset, the true bandwidth of USB3,0 port is probably only half of that.
To avoid the disappointing situation, purchasers should pay more attention to the simple but important adjustment before giving away money.
Do not confused by those unclear statements or the true USB3.0 bandwidth which you paid will be stolen unknowingly.
The PLX Chipset
Implement USB3.0 Bandwidth Via PLX Chipset
ECS P55H-AK USB3.0 Motherboard
All ECS USB3.0 motherboards provide full USB3.0 bandwidth(500MB/s), really offering users high performance, high quality at reasonable price motherboards.