NEC Announces World's First USB 3.0 Host Controller!

"NEC are first to produce a host controller for the new USB 3.0 standard."

Search News

  • Scrolling Image
NEC Announces World's First USB 3.0 Host Controller!neccontroller
Speed and more speed, we can't seem to get enough of it. No, I'm not talking about cars but the rate at which we can transfer large amounts of data on our computers. High Definition films, games and many other forms of media are often slow to transfer between systems and devices, even on today's super fast machines, leaving users frustrated while they wait for the process to finish.
USB 3.0 is set to change all this, and NEC are leading the way with the first host controller for the Super-Speed USB 3.0 standard. The µPD720200 device is a host controller for PCs and other digital devices, delivering transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second, ten times faster than our current USB 2.0 standard. Backwards compatibility with the USB 2.0, 1.1 and 1.0 versions of the USB standard ensures users can continue using their peripherals and devices until they replace them with native USB 3.0 products in the future.
NEC expect to steam ahead with the controller in areas such as solid state drives and external hard drives, where current speeds limit the data throughput available to the devices. Samples should be readily available in June 2009 at $15 each, along with free Windows drivers.
Discuss in our Forums.
«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

02-06-2009, 13:32:41


Card arrived today while I was out. Have tried the card in my old MSM system,it boots ok,then it BSOD. Restarted with Win7 ok boots then freezes. I will offer a complete refund of £25.50,this includes the price of card plus the cost of the postage to return card back to me. Please accept this with my apologies.

Good man!:worship:

02-06-2009, 13:34:22

PM how you like to refunded and details?

02-06-2009, 14:58:09

wow, maybe not my business but +rep for msm2 for his aftersales care and attention!

02-06-2009, 17:07:46

Good effort to Msm2, seller's you can trust who aren't just out to scam a quick buck are what's needed- people who treat trading on the internet like a good old fashioned face-to-face sale! +3 & rep :)

03-06-2009, 07:17:36

Yeah, spot on.

Since reps are currently the only way to way this up atm, reps it is.

05-06-2009, 09:33:38

@max.w refund made today @ 14.30pm. Give us a shout when you check your account. MSM2

05-06-2009, 11:04:31

just to say mine is workin in my system as a physx card! once maxw says he has recieved his refund can the thread be closed

05-06-2009, 11:05:34

Just waiting for max.w to give me a shout then I will get a Mod to close this thread

05-06-2009, 11:39:01

Refund recieved, thanks :)

05-06-2009, 11:41:06

Please can a Mod close this thread.

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.