- Sep 19, 2010
- Dell T5500 (Tylersburg 5520)
- RX 580
- Mobile Phone
I take this to mean that in order to properly use these USB 3.1 add-in cards a BIOS update must be applied to the motherboard. Perhaps this is just an option added into the BIOS to toggle some USB 3.1 specific features,.....?
The last time I checked, my Asus X99-A motherboard had a BIOS update available that cited USB 3.1 support with specificity. My Asus Z97-E motherboard had no such update available but it had pending available some time in March.
These Asus USB 3.1 cards still don't seem to be available though so it doesn't necessarily matter either way right now.
Hmm, I wonder if this new PCI-E card will be backward compatible with my Z77 board. Probably not enough economic incentive for Asus, or perhaps impossible because my board is (relatively) old.