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Asus Motherboard Sports USB 3.0 Ports

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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2009 9:42:21 PM

Sweet this what i was waiting for now transferring files from external usb hard drives will be much faster.
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July 21, 2009 9:43:21 PM

Now we just need a southbridge that supports it natively. I don't know why Intel doesn't push this technology more when they help develop it.

It's all good news, though.
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2009 9:46:24 PM

would be nice if i didn't just buy a new motherboard!
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2009 9:59:33 PM

Firewire 800 would be far more useful than USB 3.0. USB is for toys.
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July 21, 2009 10:04:24 PM

I'm glad I held back on upgrading to i7.
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July 21, 2009 10:17:17 PM

wotan89Firewire 800 would be far more useful than USB 3.0. USB is for toys.


Firewire 800? With its 800mbit versus USB 3.0's potential 5gbit? Something doesn't click with me.
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July 21, 2009 10:21:15 PM

But does it have a parallel port?..


But does it have a MIDI/GAME port?..
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July 21, 2009 11:14:38 PM

I know what my new MOBO upgrade will be. :3 Time to get rid of my 590i board.
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2009 11:57:11 PM

what interface is this actually connected to? like PCI bus? something that cant actually feed them i bet.
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July 22, 2009 12:08:20 AM

If Tom's could get a benchmark of throughput through these ports on this board I'd really appreciate it. Been holding off on buying a new PC for this and the new SATA.
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July 22, 2009 12:46:05 AM

I'll be getting a new motherboard soon as it has USB 3.0 AND SATA III.
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July 22, 2009 12:52:05 AM

NegativeXWould be nice if Asus would state a release date!

You mean NOW all i need is something that has usb 3.0
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July 22, 2009 12:53:36 AM

So USB 3.0 should start showing up on more motherboards after Win7 comes out, even thou Win7 doesn't have native support for USB3 (AFAIK).

note: the USB Police says there is NO USB 2.0 or 3.0. The new USB is: "SuperSpeed USB"... thats fine. We'll call it USB3.0 anyways. ;) 

USB a toy? Er... yeah, Firewire was faster than USB1. Firewire 800 is better than USB 2.0. I don't see Firewire having anything to go against USB 3.0.

But here is the thing. Firewire and USB are not exactly competing products. Its almost like saying that USB2.0 is better than Gigabit Ethernet.

Firewire was/is made as a data transfer standard that works with camcorders and drive units - long before the release of USB.
USB is a Universal device interface for joysticks, keyboards, mice, etc.
But with USB 3.0, Firewire becomes less important especially since todays camcorders are using USB 2.0... ;) 

Next year would be THE time to get a camcorder with USB3. It'll take about a year before we'll start see digital cameras/corders and other devices hit the market. But it'll be the External HDs that'll be easiest and highest in demand.
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a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2009 1:01:41 AM

Does it make Crysis faster?
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July 22, 2009 1:43:32 AM

usb 3.0 for ext hdd's = lame, use e-sata.
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a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2009 2:17:57 AM

external video cards!!!!!!
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a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2009 4:44:16 AM

why are there USB 2.0 ports on that board as well? I read somewhere that USB 3.0 was backwards compatible with 2.0.
I also read it wouldn't be backwards compatible with 1.0, so I guess if that's true then it would make a little bit of sense, yet I myself don't use any 1.0 products.

Anyone have answers?

-Unsure Sean
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July 22, 2009 7:15:47 AM

I disagree with most of the arguments about Firewire (400 or 800). Much of the importance is in the professional world. Ask any audio engineer which they would prefer to work on... USB 2.0 or Firewire 400, and they'll tell you Firewire.

Everything else is has pretty much gone to USB. Maybe if the 3.0 revisions fix other issues then we'll see Pro Audio move towards USB.

(I am fully aware that there are USB Audio Interfaces available that work decently. But, on the high end, they trust firewire. And for a good reason.)
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July 22, 2009 7:55:09 AM

And that reason is?
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July 22, 2009 9:51:24 AM

neon neophyteexternal video cards!!!!!!

Bloody good point. You upgrade much easier, they'll dissipate easier and you can use an external PSU!
Luckily I haven't gone out and bought my i7 yet, but I want to soon. Previously the reason was Win7 and pricing but now USB 3 seems a must. No point getting an i7 setup and then months later rueing about no USB 3.0!
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July 22, 2009 10:11:07 AM

Sorry to double post - but external graphics card is just a genius of an idea. You upgrade cards most, and also for the first time you can buy a small form factory PC for normal use and when you need to beef it up for games you plug in the graphics card. Pure genius Neon. Get out the patent. I'll buy one.
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July 22, 2009 1:05:46 PM

Unsure Seanwhy are there USB 2.0 ports on that board as well? I read somewhere that USB 3.0 was backwards compatible with 2.0. I also read it wouldn't be backwards compatible with 1.0, so I guess if that's true then it would make a little bit of sense, yet I myself don't use any 1.0 products.Anyone have answers?-Unsure Sean

Cost! It's cheaper to only give you two ports figuring you wont be needing any more than that for now. ;) 
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July 22, 2009 3:40:21 PM

So, the USB 3.0 is connected to PCI-E X 1. That would make it the equivalent to USB 2.0 speeds. Why would ASUS even do this?
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July 22, 2009 4:22:13 PM

mlcloudFirewire 800? With its 800mbit versus USB 3.0's potential 5gbit? Something doesn't click with me.

USB is still relies on the CPU for compute cycles, FireWire does not.
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July 22, 2009 4:23:05 PM

doomtombI'll be getting a new motherboard soon as it has USB 3.0 AND SATA III.

U mean SATA 6G (it's proper name)
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July 22, 2009 4:31:11 PM

dingumfI'm glad I held back on upgrading to i7.


Me too...this is really good news. You know the competition will get stiff later with MSI releasing their USB 3.0 boards. I'm pretty much ready to make a jump, although i want to do more research on intergrated graphics chips.
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a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2009 5:38:32 PM

jacobdrjBut does it have a parallel port?..But does it have a MIDI/GAME port?..

+1. Imo, they should just kill off parallel and MIDI ports. They should add more FireWire and/or eSATA ports. MIDI/Parallel are dead. Very few still use it. For those that need those ports they can get PCI cards (for the high end boards imo, these should be included as part of the packing).
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July 22, 2009 7:09:14 PM

another great invention from intel
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July 23, 2009 8:36:34 AM

External SDD anyone...
About fucking time.

wotan89Firewire 800 would be far more useful than USB 3.0. USB is for toys.


Firewire has the disadvatage of nasty licensing fees.
Every firewire port is $1 in licensing if I remember correctly, while USB licensing is a set cost (which proves dramatically cheaper is mass producing).
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 23, 2009 8:59:22 AM

The biggest improvement they could make to USB... is to make it obvious which way is UP when plugging one in!!!!
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July 23, 2009 8:32:54 PM

nachowarriorusb 3.0 for ext hdd's = lame, use e-sata.


eSata is slower dumb*ss
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 1, 2009 1:31:19 PM

can anyone please tell me what are the latest ports in a motherboard????
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
October 25, 2009 10:22:18 PM

dump windows 7 and slow virused systems of olddays. New technolgy here. Linux with usb 3.0 support is done included. as well can chunk owning anti-virus programs. sad people pay for operating systems that is free nowadays.
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