VR-Zone: NVIDIA MCP77 with 15xUSB/22xPCIe?

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    As if NVIDIA's chipset roadmaps weren't confusing enough already, VR-Zone now claims that the firm's competitor to AMD's RS780M for notebooks sports 22xPCIe lanes and 15xUSB ports. And that it's coming in March. Errr, what?

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    Are they trying to find leaks or what?
     
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    I would guess that means one 16x, one 4x, and two 1x for the PCI-E? But why would you need fifteen USB ports? Especially on a mobile chipset.

    I want to see low power options, howabout that? It's a MOBILE platform, howabout giving me more battery life, one 8x PCI-E, a few 1x PCI-E's for nics and cardbus devices, and four USB ports? Tada, done.
     
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    Well, the new laptop's we are getting where I work have 4 external USB ports. And a USB internal GPS, GSM radio, Bluetooth and touchscreen.

    I think what's happening is that the ExpressCard spec calls for each of the slots to have PCI-Express 1x and a USB port wired to them, so they need more USB ports, even if they are internal and never used.
     
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