nosirrahx wrote:Intel Thunderbolt, demand for it will increase if USB 3 does not get supported like USB 2 did.
You can read it right from Intel yourself:
Windows 8 has native in-box USB 3.0 driver. Intel is not releasing a specific USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller driver for Windows 8.
They are well aware that windows 8 support for Intel USB 3 is not that great, and they are not going to fix it. I cant think of any good reason to intentionally allow USB 3 to work like crap in windows 8 compared to windows 7 if not for wanting it to get out of the way of their next big thing.
nosirrahx wrote:According to the people complaining on the Intel forum if you hack their Windows 7 drivers to work on Windows 8 you do get better USB3 performance which is no surprise at all. It is likely that their Windows 7 drivers don't work on Windows 8 because of nothing more than a data file saying that they don't.
This does not even annoy me all that much, I am way more annoyed that they neglected to add ANY support for USB 3 installing on an Intel port. I would not care if it was a little slower than optimal if it at least worked.
I thought thw W7 and W8 are similar 'under the hood', so this hacking may prove to be bery succesfull. And makes that Intel is showing its colors..
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