usb 3.0

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Joined: 04/27/2011
Posts: 14

Im planning to get a asus maximus iv extreme and there are all usb 3.0 ports , so is it backwards compatible with usb 2.0.

7thsanctum's picture
Joined: 05/04/2011
Posts: 6

Yes, USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

eire1274's picture
Joined: 09/12/2003
Posts: 1221

Backwards to 2.0, 1.1, and 1.0. Thank God they took the "Universal" part of Universal Serial Bus seriously. I remember when the AGP voltage shift came (version 1 1x and 2x cards were 3.3V, version 2 4x cards were 1.8V, and the version 3.x 8x cards were 0.8v) there were strings of people crying, screaming "why is my new video card smoking?"

Uh, just because it fits doesn't mean it will work... unless it's USB! Yay!

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