With the slow support of the market in the E-USB 3.0, which only recently showed real signs of life, we are looking at the new 3.1 standard that is expected to bring with it a number of upgrades that every user will be happy to receive
After we've looked at The special capabilities of the USB 3.1 standard Coming officially in the coming months, new performance tests show us the real numbers behind the new technology. First, let's recall the basic capabilities of theUSB The new.
The new USB 3.1 standard was first introduced in January 2013. Compared to version 3.0 (or USB 3.1 generation 1) of the USB device, which was capable of reaching speeds of "only" five gigabits per second, version 3.1 (or USB 3.1 generation 2) Reaches twice the speeds, which are about ten gigabits per second. This speed, which is a significant improvement over previous generations of the outdated USB device, only now compares to the speed of Intel's first Thunderbolt standard (which also stands at about ten gigabits per second), with speeds of 20 gigabits per second per standard. The current Thunderbolt 2, with a third version expected to appear this year (as part of theSkylake Of the company) will display an improved speed of 40 gigabits per second.
So you are probably asking yourself what is the real (versus descriptive) performance of this standard? The site AnandTech, In collaboration with MSI and ASMedia, set the standardUSB 3.1 test against its previous versions (USB 3.0 and -USB 2.0), with results that we think will make you very happy.
Since the 3.1 USB device is still not commercially available in the market, an ASMedia test board is used with the ASM1352R controller attached to two drives SSD RAID-0 array.
As you can see, even when tested USB standard 3.1 not with a controller of its own Intel (PLCs, which usually yield better results than PLCs from other companies), can be seen as a significant improvement,USB 3.0 and of course the 2.0 version of the outdated device today. For example, in the reading speed test (right)USB 3.1 stands at approximately 703 MB per second compared to 425 MB and 43 MB per second for 3.0 and 2.0 versions of the X-USB Respectively. In another test 1.52 was transferred gigabytes of information (the rule as 2,860 files)USB 3.1 took just over five seconds to finish,USB 3.0 finished after nearly seven seconds and the X-USB The old 2.0 is finished after only about 45 seconds.
As part of the upgrades made to bring the USB standard into the 21st century, the physical connection of the device, called "Type C" is a reversible connection (similar to the Thunderbolt standard) that comes with support for earlier versions of the USB standard. In addition, the upgrade in the charging capabilities of the new standard (up to 3.0 amps), in addition to the accelerated speed at which information can be transmitted (ten gigabits per second), an array in which a mobile device is also charged by a computer to which it is connected, also transmits information to this computer. Displaying media on a screen is possible, which may also place the USB 3.1 standard in the center Our Digital Life.
With the hope that Intel will not be delayed in its official support for the USB 3.1 standard in its next chipsets (as was done with the USB 3.0 standard in light of the company's attempt to promote the "Thunderbolt ), We look forward to seeing the new device already this year in products on the market, with much broader support in the first quarter of 2016. Excited? Tell us in comments!