Maximum PC - - 2019 TECH PREVIEW -

This will likely come as no sur­prise, but 2019 should see the ad­vent of a lot more USB C-com­pat­i­ble de­vices, from mon­i­tors to GPUs, mass stor­age so­lu­tions, and even­tu­ally even pe­riph­er­als. USB Type C will be the dom­i­nat­ing form fac­tor go­ing for­ward, mostly due to its spec and form fac­tor. Re­versible by de­sign, and se­cur­e­fit­ting, USB C ca­bles are much eas­ier to use than their USB Type A coun­ter­parts. Cou­ple that with it sup­port­ing MHL, Thun­der­bolt 3, HDMI 1.4b, and Dis­playPort 1.4 stan­dards as well, and it starts to look like a win­ner. The biggy, how­ever, is go­ing to come with the in­tro­duc­tion of the USB 3.2 spec­i­fi­ca­tion. Rat­i­fied in early 2017, and still re­tain­ing its back­ward com­pat­i­bil­ity, USB 3.2 should see a dou­bling in to­tal band­width, from around 10Gbps to 20Gbps (or 2.5GB/s).

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