Asus Unveils First USB 3.0 Motherboard

Asus Wednesday unveiled the first motherboard to support SuperSpeed USB. SuperSpeed USB, also known as USB 3.0, boasts transfer rates of up to 10 times faster than what users can expect with USB 2.0.

The Asus Xtreme Design P7DP55DE-E Premium packs two USB 3.0 ports and, given that the motherboard uses Intel's P55 Express Chipset, which doesn't even support USB 3.0, it's not surprising to learn some folk were a little confused when they first heard the news. However, Asus has enlisted the help of a third party controller, which makes for a pretty handy workaround.

Aside from the two USB 3.0 ports, the Xtreme Design P7DP55DE-E Premium has 10 USB 2.0 ports, six 3GB per second SATA ports, two 6GB per second SATA ports, two PCIe x16 graphic card slots and two Gigabit Ethernet ports.

All together now, ooooh!

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  • Gin Fushicho
    cekasonestill waiting for sata 3 and pcie 3


    "two 6GB per second SATA ports"

    Thats SATA gen 3.
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  • cekasone
    still waiting for sata 3 and pcie 3
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  • tayb
    Man is this going to get annoyingly confusing with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports right near each other
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  • claudeb
    taybMan is this going to get annoyingly confusing with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports right near each other

    the usb 3s are blue.
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