Asus hard at work on USB 3.0-packing motherboard

By Matthew
Jul 21, 2009
  1. Usually on top of their game, Asus is typically quick to adopt new technology, and the same will ring true with the latest USB standards. Several shots of their USB 3.0-packing P6X58 Premium system board have hit the Web. The P6X58 reportedly makes use of the NEC µPD720200 controller we covered in May. The chip only consumes up to 1W of power and can transfer 25GB of video content on a Blu-ray disc in just over a minute. This compares to the 14 minutes required by USB 2.0 at 480Mb/s.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,697   +439

    why does it have a usb 2 and 3?? i thought 3 was backwards complatible?
  3. polidiotic

    polidiotic TS Rookie Posts: 103

    That was quick. Very awesome news. Now I just need a USB 3.0 pci-e controller card for my mobo. ;/
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,832   +477

    Could be due to the USB 3.0 controller capabilities or lack thereof.
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 976   +73

    The same reason why we had USB 1.1 and 2.0 together originally. The previous version is cheaper.
  6. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 51

    so this is available only on high-end motherboards.
  7. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,835   +802

    The chipset does not support USB 3.0 so a dual port controller has been added in.
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