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Windows 7: Intel demos Light Peak equipped laptop at IDF

15 Apr 2010   #11
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
The thing is, most peripherals don't need anything faster than USB 2, let alone 3. You don't need that much speed to use your mouse and keyboard. Really the only stuff that requires speed are external drives.
Exactly!


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15 Apr 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
The thing is, most peripherals don't need anything faster than USB 2, let alone 3. You don't need that much speed to use your mouse and keyboard. Really the only stuff that requires speed are external drives.
Exactly!
Yes and no. Spinning disks will probably never need that kind of speed because of the physical limitations of the mechanics. But what about SSDs and other future devices.
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15 Apr 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm wondering if Light Peak requires CPU support to work, since it mentions that for both Intel and AMD? If so, it sounds as though they are putting the cart in front of the horse, since Intel's decision to have their CPUs support it being based on how quickly it is adopted.
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