Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller

USB DriverThis is the driver for the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller which you can find for download below. The USB driver was released in 2018 and was the latest driver to be released. Note the CPU’s that the driver will work with from Intel.

Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller

Note that the driver has been updated when the last driver was released. All the bugs have been removed and the latest version will run on Windows 7 and possibly Windows 8 operating systems. See also the Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller as well as the Intel Bluetooth PRO driver and the CP2102 driver.

This is the 12/18/2015 version of the driver which is the update list at the bottom. Also this is also called the Intel(R) USB 3.0 hub driver which is also added below for download. This is the Intel r USB 3.0 extensible host controller driver Windows 7 however you can also use this version for the Intel USB 3.0 extensible host controller driver Windows 10. Windows will install the last driver in a Windows 10 system. Download it and install the driver from there. See the different hardware which is used.

In order for this driver to work the computer needs to have one of the following CPU’s:

*3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor Family
* 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 processor

How to Install Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Windows 10

Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host ControllerThese are for the 2ns generation processors as these are no longer produced. You can download the file below and extract the content. Then click on the setup file and Windows will then install the driver for you. If it is Windows 10 then right-click on the EXE file and then click on the new menu and click on “troubleshoot compatibility” and Windows 10 will then install the driver for you in an emulation mode.

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* 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 processor
* 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 vPro(TM) processor

The i7 was one of the most used processors which used this hardware.

2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 processor
2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 vPro(TM) processor

* Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family (Panther Point PCH)

 

What does Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller do? 

The Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller acts as a middleman between your computer and USB devices. It follows a set of rules called the xHCI specification, allowing it to connect with different USB gadgets, whether they’re 1.x, 2.0, or 3.0.

Here’s the cool part: even if your computer only has slower USB 2.0 ports, you might still spot the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller listed in your device manager. This happens because the chip inside your computer can handle USB 3.0, even if your ports can’t. Manufacturers sometimes decide not to use this feature, though.

So, when you install drivers, they recognize this hidden potential and set things up for USB 3.0, just in case your computer ever gets an upgrade. Remember, if you ever need updates for your computer, like new drivers or BIOS tweaks, always go straight to the manufacturer. They customize these updates to fit your device perfectly.

 

Can I use a USB 3.0 device on a computer with only USB 2.0 ports?

Sure, you can connect a USB 3.0 device to a computer with USB 2.0 ports, but there’s a catch. USB 3.0 is designed to work with older USB 2.0 ports, so physically plugging in a USB 3.0 device into a USB 2.0 port is no problem. However, here’s the deal: if any part of the connection path, like a cable or hub, isn’t USB 3.0 compatible, the whole system drops down to USB 2.0 speeds. This means you won’t get the faster data transfer rates that USB 3.0 promises.

It’s not just about the speed either; USB 3.0 also offers more power, which won’t be fully utilized if you’re using it through a USB 2.0 connection.

Also, keep in mind that the physical shape of the USB plugs matters too. For instance, USB 3.0 Type B plugs fit only into USB 3.x Type B receptacles, while USB 2.0 Micro-A plugs fit both USB 3.x Micro-AB and USB 2.0 Micro-AB receptacles. So, before you plug anything in, double-check that your device’s plug matches your computer’s port.

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How to check USB port version on computer?

To figure out what type of USB ports your computer has, follow these steps:

  1. Open Device Manager on your computer.
  2. Expand the “Universal Serial Bus Controllers” section.
  3. Check the names of the USB ports listed.

Here’s what to look for in the port names:

  • USB 3.0: The port name will include “USB 3.0”.
  • USB 2.0: The port name will include “Enhanced” or “Enhanced Host” (may also have “Universal Host” in the name).
  • USB 1.1: The port name will include “Universal Host” (won’t have “Enhanced” in the name).

Remember, these are general rules; exceptions can exist based on your computer’s make and model. For precise details, consult your computer’s documentation or contact the manufacturer’s customer support. Additionally, there are online videos offering visual guides to identify USB ports on your computer that might be helpful.

 

How many ports does the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller have?

Absolutely, the host controller is designed to handle a maximum of 14 USB 2.0 ports and 10 USB 3.0 ports. However, the exact number of ports you get can vary. It all comes down to how the device manufacturer decides to implement them. Sometimes, not all ports are used due to factors like cost, available space, or specific features of the device they’re making. So, the number of actual ports you find on a device might be different from the maximum supported by the controller.

Hardware ID

The following hardware ID’s show for this driver.
D-Link USB 3.0 Root Hub
NUSB3\ROOT_HUB30
Etron USB 3.0 Extensible Root Hub
ENUSB3\ROOT_HUB30
Intel USB 3.0 Root Hub
ITRUSB3\ROOT_HUB30
Intel USB 3.1 Root Hub
IARUSB3\ROOT_HUB30
NEC Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Root Hub
NUSB3\ROOT_HUB30
NEC USB 3.0 Root Hub
NUSB3\ROOT_HUB30
Renesas USB 3.0 Root Hub
NUSB3\ROOT_HUB30

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Finally you can also find the FT231X USB UART Driver on here as well as the articles on Serial Port Cards and the Longshine LCS-8033H NEC Driver which may also be of use to you. You can search this website for more information as well as other drivers from Intel.

 

driver download

 

Download – Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller

Version : 1.0.10.255

Download – Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller

Version : 4.0.4.51

Released : February 2016

Windows :  7 / 7 64 bit

Download – Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller

Version : 5.0.4.43v2

Released : September 2018 (Last update)

Windows : Windows 7, 64-bit, Windows 7, 32-bit, Windows Server 2008 R2 family

Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver for Intel 8/9/100 Series and Intel C220/C610 Chipset Family

 

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