Intel 495 chipset has USB 3.2 Gen 2 support

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 24 2019 @ 13:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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AnandTech discovered specifications of the Intel 495-series chipset, a new model designed for the Comet Lake-U and Y processors. There will be two chipsets, one for the Y and one for the U series, and these will be targeted at premium laptops.

Here's a look at the feature set of the new chipsets, which will include USB 3.2 Gen 2 support (basically a rebrand of USB 3.1 Gen 2):
Intel’s 495 chipsets will be compatible with ‘Premium-U’ and ‘Premium-Y’ processors featuring an OPI x8 interface with up to 4 GT/s data transfer rate. Intel’s 495-series PCH will also support up to 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes, up to three Serial ATA ports, up to six USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (10 Gbps), up to 10 USB 2.0 connectors, an integrated GbE MAC, a built-in Wi-Fi MAC that requires a CNVi module, and all the other familiar features of Intel’s modern chipsets (e.g., RST, AMR, TXT, VT, etc.).


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