I have a follow up questions from a Q&A I was reading-up, PS/2 vs. USB keyboards: performance and energy consumption.

  1. I have a USB-to-PS/2 adapter. I can attach it to a USB port on my computer and it gives me two PS/2 ports, for a keyboard & a mouse. If I use this adapter, would my processor be polling the devices or rather getting interrupts from the peripheral devices?

  2. I don't have a problem with using USB 3.0 or PS/2. I am under an impression that USB 3.0 is supposed to fix this polling behavior. Is it true? If it is, then does it mean that a USB 3.0 mouse and keyboard would be at-least as fast as PS/2, if not more?

  3. My motherboard has a green and purple combo port. So, if I get a PS/2 splitter instead a USB-to-PS/2 adapter, would it be faster?

(This question was moved from: https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/q/9328/9394)

  • @user902300 Please don't post video URLs in comments without context. Answers are for answers; comments are for clarifying the question or suggesting improvements. Thanks!
    – bertieb
    Jun 13, 2018 at 22:19

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  1. yes polling will ocure even with adapter
  2. nope, usb 3.x doesnt fix polling anyhow
  3. wouldnt say "faster", but without polling
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    Can you explain these? Or provide references to support what you're saying? Thanks!
    – bertieb
    Jun 13, 2018 at 22:20

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