GIGABYTE Introduces World’s First USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 PCIe Expansion Card

Brin­ging 20Gbps Trans­fer Speed to Your Sys­tem

Tai­pei, Tai­wan, Novem­ber 27th, 2019 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a lea­ding manu­fac­tu­rer of mother­boards and gra­phics cards, today announ­ced the release of the world’s first USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 PCIe Expan­si­on Card, GC-USB 3.2 GEN2X2. The new PCIe x4 expan­si­on card sup­ports USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 for both AMD and Intel plat­forms and deli­vers up to 20Gb/s trans­fer speeds, doub­ling that of the pre­vious genera­ti­on. With the USB Type‑C™ port design and back­ward com­pa­ti­bi­li­ty with USB 2.0/3.0/3.1, the new expan­si­on card offers an afford­a­ble way for users to upgrade to the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on wit­hout having to get a new mother­board.

USB-IF first announ­ced the USB 3.2 spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on with mul­ti-lane ope­ra­ti­on in 2017. The new USB spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on has been offi­ci­al­ly named USB 3.2 Gen 2x2. The upgraded spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on has twice the band­width of the pre­vious genera­ti­on and deli­vers trans­fer speeds up to 20GBps. Mother­board manu­fac­tu­rers have respon­ded by future-proofing their flagship mother­boards with full com­pa­ti­bi­li­ty for the new spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on. This is espe­ci­al­ly con­ve­ni­ent for users who are cur­r­ent­ly loo­king to upgrade their mother­board. Howe­ver, users who recent­ly upgraded their sys­tems or are satis­fied with their cur­rent set­up are get­ting the short end of the stick having to buy a new mother­board to use USB 3.2 Gen 2x2. As a work­around, GIGABYTE intro­du­ces a high­ly fle­xi­ble and cost-effec­tive solu­ti­on with its new GC-USB 3.2 GEN2X2 PCIe Expan­si­on Card. The new expan­si­on card adds full sup­port for the new spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on on any mother­board with a PCIe x4 slot. Users won’t have to go out of their way to buy a brand new mother­board just to upgrade their USB spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on so that they can enjoy 20GBps trans­fer speeds. When they do deci­de to upgrade their sys­tem, they can easi­ly move their GC-USB 3.2 GEN2X2 to their new board to add USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 on an addi­tio­nal slot.

GIGABYTE stri­ves to offer users the most effec­tive solu­ti­ons at the best value. Sin­ce the announ­ce­ment of the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on, we’ve been focu­sed on deve­lo­ping a simp­le, effec­tive solu­ti­on for all users ali­ke,” said Jack­son Hsu, Direc­tor of the GIGABYTE Pro­duct Deve­lop­ment Divi­si­on. “USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 and Thun­der­bolt™ 3 both use the USB Type‑C™ slot but we cater to dif­fe­rent needs. After clo­se dis­cus­sion with many expe­ri­en­ced users, we’ve deci­ded that the flagship board will sup­port Thun­der­bolt™ 3 which deli­vers up to 40Gb/s trans­fer speeds while other pro­duc­ts can be pai­red with the GC-USB 3.2 GEN2x2 PCIe Expan­si­on Card to deli­ver 20Gbps bla­zing fast USB Type‑C™ trans­fer speeds.”

GC-USB 3.2 GEN2X2 PCIe Expan­si­on Card adhe­res to the GIGABYTE Ultra Dura­ble stan­dard and uses the finest com­pon­ents avail­ab­le. Rigo­rous­ly tested, the new PCIe expan­si­on card is rea­dy to go and deli­vers reli­able per­for­mance at an incredi­ble value. The first 100 units have alrea­dy sold out and the next batch will be released short­ly. For more infor­ma­ti­on on GIGABYTE pro­duc­ts, plea­se visit the GIGABYTE web­site: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/USB-Card-Device

For more infor­ma­ti­on and news on GIGABYTE pro­duc­ts, plea­se visit the offi­ci­al GIGABYTE web­site: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard