MSI Introduces Multiple USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Equipped Cases


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MSI USB CHASSIS
MSI USB CHASSIS

Earlier this month, MSI introduced a whole gamut of PC chassis equipped with USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C ports. This impressive line-up consists of eleven cases over five different series and improved the potential connectivity up to 20 GB/s. Most cases that come with front USB-C ports can only reach speeds of 10 GB/s due to the limitations of the Gen2 (non-x2) connectors. Naturally, a compatible motherboard will be necessary to obtain these blazing fast speeds with MSI promising more to come with its future motherboards. Here is MSI’s official press release.

MSI PC Cases Are Future Ready With USB 3.2 Gen 2×2

MSI Chassis Line-Up
MSI Chassis Line-Up
Besides catering to the specific needs of current gamers with existing products, MSI is also dedicated to paving the path for future industry standards with upcoming technologies. In a beautiful parallel of rudimentary technological advancement, the existence of the Type-C port transformed itself from a pioneering product feature to a ubiquitous cardinal requirement for many tech products you see today. The widespread adoption of the Type-C port is no news. While USB Type-C describes the physical connector, USB 3.2 Gen 2 exemplifies the transmission capabilities of said port.
USB 3.2 Gen 2 has a transmission speed of 10Gbps. To further juice things up, the USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 has a transmission speed of 20Gbps. Many existing, recently released, or upcoming MSI gaming PC cases’ Type-C port on the IO port supports USB 3.2 Gen 2×2. Users can synergize these MSI PC cases with MSI motherboards by bridging a USB Gen2 Type-C port. Although current MSI motherboards’ front Type-C only supports USB 3.2 Gen 2’s 10Gbps transmission speed, we believe that USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 will become the norm soon. This upcoming norm not only applies to future MSI motherboards but also to other devices too. With this, MSI looks to perfect the current and create the future.

 

This chart is a complete list of current MSI PC cases that can support USB 3.2 Gen 2×2’s 20Gbps:

 

The chart below further demonstrates the transmission capabilities of each MSI PC case:

MSI USB-C 3.2 Gen 2x2 Speed
MSI USB-C 3.2 Gen 2×2 Speed

 

-John Nester (Blaylock)

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