Santa Clara (CA) - Intel today sent out a press release stating that its "Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) draft specification revision 0.9 in support of the USB 3.0 architecture, also known as SuperSpeed USB" is now available.
10X faster? Great! Now how much more electricity does it use? If it's only 5X as much then I'll go for it. Otherwise, USB 2.0 seems to be fast enough for my gaming keyboards/mice and the USB thumb drive for school.
I just hope that more devices take full advantage of the speed. Many devices labeled as "USB 2.0" run at USB 1.1 speeds (like 20 times slower). That's just unacceptable if you're transferring video files off of a flash drive. I think that Firewire's new specification will be able to compete with USB 3.0 well because it will actually use the full bandwidth on any device which has the power to do so.