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    Phoronix: USB4 v2.0 Specification Published For Doubling The Performance

    The USB Implementers Forum on Tuesday announced the USB4 v2.0 specification that allows USB transfer speeds up to 80 Gbps over USB Type-C connections...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/USB4-v2.0-Specification

  • #2
    They name USB specs like Musk names babies. Why couldn't they just call it 4.1?

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    • #3
      Before anyone gets too excited, check out the cable specs. The longest passive 80 Gbps cable you can use is only 1m, and active cables are a lot more expensive.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mark Rose View Post
        They name USB specs like Musk names babies. Why couldn't they just call it 4.1?
        That makes too much sense.

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        • #5
          The USB-IF's fuckwittery at naming things knows no bounds.

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          • #6
            There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.‚Äč

            Except in this case the naming wasn't that hard to be this wrong...

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            • #7
              One universal serial interface, but a whole lot of different cables, difficult to distinguish from each other. USB standard is a trainwreck since 3.0 and gets worse (even if it's faster) with each release.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mark Rose View Post
                They name USB specs like Musk names babies. Why couldn't they just call it 4.1?
                They're thinking of doing that after USB 4.0 v2.0 Class B: Episode 3: Return of the Jedi. USB 4.1 would be far too bold in this economy.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pWe00Iri3e7Z9lHOX2Qx View Post
                  The USB-IF's fuckwittery at naming things knows no bounds.
                  Says the guy named pWe00Iri3e7Z9lHOX2?

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                  • #10
                    USB-C is a terrible connector as a replacement for anything but USB Micro. It's way too brittle for anything connected any longer than a few hours at a time, I wouldn't want to use it for my keyboard for example, or a semi-permanently connected external drive. USB-A needed a replacement because it couldn't really be extended further, but it needs a proper one that is at least as durable.

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