New USB 3.2 Standards Promises Up To 20Gbps Speed With Hell Lot Of Confusion For Consumers
The speedy USB 3.2 is finally ready for a PC near you. The USB-IF standards body has revealed that 3.2-capable controllers will be available later in 2019. It is even hinting that you’ll see it in desktop PCs. The organization has also released the branding details for the revision which includes the rebranding of USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.1 Gen 2.
Do not get too excited folks! You probably won’t see compatible motherboards and PCs until the middle of the year. The peripherals you’ll need to take advantage of USB 3.2 aren’t likely to show either. Based on Assumptions, You might get it in 2020 however, It does not count laptops or mobile devices.
USB 3.2 Specifications
USB 3.2 Gen 1 is the one which was originally known as USB 3.0, and previously renamed to USB 3.1 Gen 1. Using the original specification it can transfer data at up to 5Gbps.
The second one is USB 3.2 Gen 2 which was originally known as USB 3.1, and then as USB 3.1 Gen 2. It Now offers speeds at up to 10Gbps.
Now coming on to the fastest USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 – promising offers speeds at up to 20Gbps. It was formally known as USB 3.2.
For now, these standards only govern transfer speed, not connector type. Which means that Type-A, micro USB, and Type-C can all get USB 3.2 branding of some sort. However, USB-C cables will likely support the fastest Gen 2×2 speeds. It will further add some extra confusion. Thankfully, the USB-IF has also suggested a different consumer branding which is a little better viz. USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+ and USB 3.2 SuperSpeed+.