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Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
What is the Difference Between USB 3.0 and USB 2.0?

The key differences between USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 are:

  • USB 3.0 has 5 Gb/s full-duplex point to point transfer speed compared to 480Mb/s half-duplex broadcast for USB 2.0. This is nearly ten times the performance increase of USB 2.0.
  • USB 3.0 increased power savings by optimizing power efficiency through no device polling and lower active and idle power.
Note USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0

Operating System:

Windows 7 *

This applies to:

Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver

Solution ID: CS-033065
Last Modified: 03-Nov-2014
Date Created: 03-Jan-2012
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