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Difference Between USB 3.0 in Intel® 6 and 7 Series Chipset Boards

Last Reviewed: 14-Mar-2016
Article ID: 000005631

Intel® 6 series chipset boards
Huron River (for Mobile platforms) and Sugar Bay (for Desktop platforms) use third-party USB 3.0 controller and Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 driver.
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Intel® 7 series chipset boards
Chief River (for Mobile platforms) and Maho Bay (for Desktop platforms) is the first time Intel integrated the USB 3.0 controller to the chipset and provided the native support for USB 3.0.
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