The USB developer forum revealed this week that its specifications for USB 3.2, almost two years old, will become reality in 2019, doubling the performance of USB on new PCs this coming year. Bad news? This group of idiots makes the USB even more complicated than before.
As you may know, the USB 3 is now divided into two different types of connection: the typical "full" USB Type 3 port and the newer, smaller and more reversible USB Type C port, or USB- C "Compact"), port. From a data transfer point of view, USB 3.0 originally offered a data transfer rate of 5 Gbps on the Type-A port only, while USB 3.1 offered a speed of 10 Gbps.
With USB 3.2, these performance will double to 20 Gbps, of course, your PC will need new hardware to achieve these speeds. And this performance is still half that of Thunderbolt 3, which is often used in at least some USB-C ports on modern PCs.
It's all good. But the USB Implementers Forum gives Microsoft the appearance of marketing geniuses with regard to the denomination. As part of the transition to USB 3.2, the USB is renamed with new technical and marketing names, ranging from unreasonable to ridiculous.
USB 3.2 will call USB 3.2 Gen 2 × 2 internally, and USB 3.1 will be renamed USB 3.2 Gen 2, let alone illogically. From the marketing point of view, you will see the new port described as "SuperSpeed USB 20Gbp". new computers, while USB 3.1 ports will be called "SuperSpeed USB 10Gbp".
I guess the USB 3.2 was too simple and obvious.
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