According to the rumor, in 2017 Intel is going to launch its 300 series motherboard chipsets and the chipsets will support Wi-Fi and USB 3.1. In last few years, we didn’t get many changes in the motherboard.
Some chipsets have been designed with new storage options like SSDs have come with M.2. But if we believe the rumor then we are going to get a very powerful chipset from Intel.
Both features (Wi-Fi and USB 3.1) are very helpful for users, and according to Digitaltrends, Intel is implying new concept with these two standards.
You will get up to 10GBPS transfer speed with this USB 3.1-second generation where as you can get only 5 GBPS transfer speed with USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 first generation.
Though every purchaser does not need USB 3.1 second generation, this technology can be helpful for secondary exhibits or transfer a file from external storage.
If Intel adds Wi-Fi, then they either use their radios or place into CPU directly. If they apply their radios, then it would be minimized to a similar technology or set on-package. If the radios are minimized, then it will be considerably smaller.
We must say that before Intel did not release any hardware, which is directly integrated into CPU. The SoFIA chips which are a product of Intel had added radios, but those chips were fabulous at TSMC.
If Intel comes with these two players, then it will imply negative effect to the market of third-party Wi-Fi providers like Asmedia, Broadcom, and Realtek who provides Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 supports to AMD and Intel through supplemental chips.
Asmedia has a contract to AMD to supply some chips which are needed by AMD. So their business will not be much affected by the Intel’s Wi-Fi and USB 3.1. AMD’s Zen is also significant support for their business.
Whether these standards are added or not, but we may get a mixed result in future. Some people like to have an excellent Wi-Fi on their desktop even the strength can be pumped with an external antenna. The users who prefer wired internet sometimes they can experience router problem. They do not access fast internet usability due to this router problem.
Sometimes people cannot get fastest Wi-Fi solution due to poor wired Ethernet. For case people mostly use old ports or switches which can support the only 100TX between ports.
I don’t know whether these new additions (Wi-Fi and USB 3.1) of Intel will be inspired users to upgrade their system or not because these days most of systems hardly make issues.
The big players have already occupied the Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 market. But if we discuss the Wi-Fi then we can say this implementation at least allows Intel to send their hardware to the buyers for expanding for its wireless internet solution. Desktops are not a big market now. Laptop, notebook and netbook even Smartphone have taken up the market for it, but still, they keep their footprint in increasing sales.