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GIGABYTE USB 3.0 motherboards set the new standard in high performance computing by incorporating the very latest high-speed data transfer technologies. Proving once again to be the Leader in Motherboard Innovation, GIGABYTE USB 3.0 motherboards deliver unparalleled performance with onboard integration of the latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technologies.

The USB 3.0 host controller enables a 10x data transfer speed boost over USB 2.0. Adding to this performance boost, USB 3.0 features dual-simplex transfer for simultaneous data transfer from PC to USB device. With this high-speed transfer capability, GIGABYTE USB 3.0 motherboards are the perfect match for future high definition SuperSpeed digital appliances such as digital cameras, digital TVs, DVD recorders and more.

This boost in data transfer speed will enable unprecedented improvements in the user experience for high-performance consumer electronics products. GIGABYTE is cooperating with other industry leading USB 3.0 device manufactures in ensuring compatibility and functionality of the devices, and welcomes all USB 3.0 device vendors to work with GIGABYTE in developing the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ecosystem.

USB 3.0 Motherboards
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USB 3.0 Motherboards  
Utilizing the new generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface with a 10x data transfer speed boost over USB 2.0, USB 3.0 features dual-simplex transfer for simultaneous data transfer from PC to USB device for improved data transfer efficiency.
* USB 3.0 10x performance is a maximum theoretical value. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
Faster Data Transfer
  Transfer of 25GB HD movie
lower is better
  70 sec
13.9 min
(834 sec)
USB 3.0 USB 2.0
Better data transfer efficiency
    Dual Simplex
  Dual direction at the same time
USB 3.0 Device              
      USB 3.0 PC
Data transfer between USB device and PC is bidirectional. Data is both sent and
received between USB device and PC simultaneously, hence improving the data
transfer efficiency.
  USB 2.0
Half Duplex transfer
  Only one direction at a time
USB 2.0 device                
              USB 2.0 PC  
Data transfer between USB device and PC is in only one direction. Data is either being sent or received at any one time – can't be sent and received simultaneously.
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  Utmost compatibility with 3x
USB power boost
The 3x USB Power Boost from GIGABYTE is designed to deliver the utmost compatibility and stability for USB devices, such as external storage devices or optical drives, by supplying sufficient power through a single USB port. This will help free-up USB ports for using multiple USB devices on one motherboard.
*3x USB power from USB 2.0 ports is available with certain models only.
Please consult the motherboard retail box or the official GIGABYTE website for more details.
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