Asus contends that not all USB 3.0 implementations are created equal, suggesting other motherboard makers often require the user to make a choice between true USB 3.0 operation or sacrificing overall system performance by disabling features like multi-GPU operation. In contrast, the company says a "unique" PCI Express x4 PLX bridge chip on its boards allows it to boost the speed of USB 3.0 data transmission by almost 75% compared to its rivals.
Eager to continue pushing USB 3.0 Asus also provided full details on two upcoming laptops based on the Calpella platform that will support the new standard, the 14-inch N82JV-VX020V and 16-inch N61JA-JX008V. Both systems are targeted at multimedia enthusiasts, and as such will include features like AMD or Nvidia discrete graphics, 1366x768 resolution displays, an HDMI output and a large 500GB hard drive.
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