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USB 3.0 compatibility (Artec Eva / Spider / Space Spider)

General information

Users occasionally ask whether our scanners are compatible with USB 3.0, the answer is yes.

Originally, we designed our scanners with USB 2.0 support. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0, so our scanners are compatible with USB 3.0 as well.

On a more technical note, we should mention that some USB 3.0 controllers offer USB 2.0 support in emulation mode. So the compatibility in fact depends on the quality of the emulation running on a particular chipset.

Recommended chipsets and USB controllers

On the basis of our experience and the experience of our customers, we have added several USB 3.0 chipsets to our recommended list.


  • Intel Panther Point PCH - USB 3.0 xHCI controller
  • Intel(R) 8 Serie/C220

Note: other Intel chipsets may also be supported

ASMedia Technology   

  • ASMedia XHCI1.0
  • ASMedia ASM1042 USB 3.0 xHCI controller
  • ASMedia ASM1042 USB 3.0 xHCI controller
  • ASMedia ASM1042 USB 3.0 xHCI controller

Fresco Logic

  • Fresco Logic FL1009


  • NEC uPD720200 USB 3.0
  • NEC uPD720200 USB 3.0 host controller
  • NEC uPD720200 USB 3.0 host controller

Non-recommended chipsets and USB controllers


  • VIA USB 3.0 eXtensible host controller

How to check the chipset manufacturer

To check your chipset manufacturer and series, open the Windows Device Manager and expand the  Universal Serial Bus controllers section:

Important issues to keep in mind:

  1. For best performance, we recommend installing the latest drivers for Artec scanners (which are included in Artec Studio versions, 10, 11 and 12).
  2. Some of our clients report that discontinued scanners (Artec MHT, MH, S, L and M) may work with USB 3.0, but we recommend USB 2.0 for these devices.
  3. For information about Eva test results with USB 3.0 and Windows 10 see this article.

Driver updates

Keep in mind that in some cases you may need to update the chipset drivers.

We also recommend that you check out another article: How to increase performance of your PC.

We are here to help! If you have any questions or issues, please do not hesitate to contact our team by emailing or by clicking on "Ask Support" button on the upper part of the screen. We will always be happy to assist you and will get back to you as soon as we can.