Sandy Bridge Posted October 19, 2022 Share Posted October 19, 2022 The USB Promoter Group has announced the next version of USB, which will be backwards-compatible with USB 4.0. Rather than the names you might expect, such as USB 4.1 or USB 5.0, it will be known as USB 4 Version 2.0. You can read the official announcement at https://usb.org/sites/default/files/2022-10/USB-IF USB 80Gbps Announcement_FINAL_v2.pdf The marquee feature appears to be 80 Gbps operation, including over existing 40 Gbps passive cables. It will also be possible to configure a 120 Gbps/40 Gbps asymmetric mode. Anyone chomping at the bit to upgrade? Or perhaps to lobby the USB Promoter Group to adopt a better naming scheme? I don't think it's quite as bad as the Generation I/Generation II confusion with USB 3.1/3.2, but I'm sure there will people mistakenly buying USB 4.0 instead of USB 4.0 Version 2.0 in a few years... Desktop: Core i5 2500k "Sandy Bridge" | RX 480 | 32 GB DDR3 | 850 Evo + HDDs | Seasonic 650W | Noctua Fans | 8.1 Pro Laptop: MSI Alpha 15 | Ryzen 5800H | Radeon 6600M | 16 GB DDR4 | 512 GB SSD | 10 Home Laptop history: MSI GL63 (2018) | HP EliteBook 8740w (acq. 2014) | Dell Inspiron 1520 (2007) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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