ASUS Announces First USB 3.0 Certified Motherboard

Jan 20, 2010 By Jill U Adams

The ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard is the first motherboard officially certified by the USB Implementation Forum (USB-IF) to support USB 3.0 technology.

Based on its superior design and performance, the P6X58D Premium was officially recognized for achieving USB 3.0 or SuperSpeed USB compliance on January 5, 2010.

This makes it the first in the industry to receive USB 3.0 certification. With its upgraded data transfer technology, the P6X58D Premium delivers up to 10 times faster data transfers compared to USB 2.0-based motherboards. USB 3.0 is expected to improve the transfer of rich media content and large files from the latest, technologically advanced digital devices.

The P6X58D Premium is built on the X58 chipset and the Intel LGA 1366 socket. It also supports the upcoming 32nm 6-Core CPU.

has introduced USB 3.0 technology to its line of motherboards equipped with the Intel LGA 1366, Intel LGA 1156, and AMD AM3 sockets. A Unique PCIe X4 Bridge Chip available in some motherboards such as the ASUS P7P55D Series and the U3S6 PCIe expansion card unleashes .0 performance and supports new SATA 6Gb/s data throughput.

This specially-designed onboard IC eliminates transmission bottlenecks, delivering up to 50% better performance and thus making it possible to transfer a 20GB HD movie or a 4MB song in less than 70 seconds or 0.01 seconds respectively.

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fuzz54
2.3 / 5 (3) Jan 20, 2010
We don't need USB 3.0 yet. Single hard drives max out at around 100 MB/s, which a firewire connection can handle. USB 3.0 is only useful if you are planning on making RAID 0 arrays of hard drives or plan on buying an external solid state disk in the future.
Mr_Frontier
not rated yet Jan 27, 2010
I plan on buying external solid state drives in the future. I don't enjoy fire-wire. I want to back-up, ultimately into an offsite, all of my client's servers in the time it takes for me to me to step-in, plug in, and step-out. Network back-up is incremental and does not supersede external HD, yet.
No sir, you don't need this.