|Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 AMD FM2 Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Thursday, 25 October 2012|
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USB Charging Results
To test the ability of Gigabyte's 3X USB Charging technology, I used my Samsung Nexus S 4G smartphone, my Samsung Galaxy Tab, and my iPad 2. Each of the devices was used until they shut off on their own. Then I plugged them in and charged them to full. I didn't use the On/Off feature, I just left the system on the whole time. Below is a chart showing the differences in minutes.
The difference is clear. The 3X USB Charging Technology really makes a difference. This technology pushes 1.5A of power through the USB ports rather than the normal 0.5A. Unfortunately, it doesn't cut charging times by a third, but it does cut them down significantly. These times are very close to the charging times that I experienced on the last motherboard I tested, the Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X motherboard. That motherboard had a program that, when turned on, would push 1.5A to the USB ports. The consistency of the results shows that it is an effective thing for motherboard manufacturers to add.