First USB 3.0 Motherboard

Discussion in 'Technology News' started by topgear, Oct 31, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. topgear

    topgear Fast 'N' Furious

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    18,796
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Geek's Heaven
    Asus Unveils First USB 3.0 Motherboard

    Asus Wednesday unveiled the first motherboard to support SuperSpeed USB. SuperSpeed USB, also known as USB 3.0, boasts transfer rates of up to 10 times faster than what users can expect with USB 2.0.

    The Asus Xtreme Design P7DP55DE-E Premium packs two USB 3.0 ports and, given that the motherboard uses Intel's P55 Express Chipset, which doesn't even support USB 3.0, it's not surprising to learn some folk were a little confused when they first heard the news. However, Asus has enlisted the help of a third party controller, which makes for a pretty handy workaround.

    Aside from the two USB 3.0 ports, the Xtreme Design P7DP55DE-E Premium has 10 USB 2.0 ports, six 3GB per second SATA ports, two 6GB per second SATA ports, two PCIe x16 graphic card slots and two Gigabit Ethernet ports.

    All together now, ooooh!

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-usb-3.0-p55-superspeed,8963.html
     
  2. roastrain

    roastrain New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    wow... but do we even have devices which make use of usb 3.0?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    topgear

    topgear Fast 'N' Furious

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    18,796
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Geek's Heaven
    ^^ Not now, But I'm sure future extrenal hdd, USB flash drives and camcoders and digicams will sport with USb 3.0 port sure.

    But you can upgrade your existing PC with a USB 3.0 card ( pci-e x1 ). That's should be Rs. 1200 :p

    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122148
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page