Intel's Panther Point to Bring USB 3.0 Support

Intel hasn't been full-steam-ahead on its backing of USB 3.0, which has led some to wonder when the company would integrate native support for the standard in its chipsets.

According to a slide obtained by Engadget, it appears that USB 3.0 support could be coming in with the Panther Point chipset.

Engadget didn't specify any further details outside of what can be gleamed from the slide above, so it's just going to be the waiting game for those with Superspeed devices.

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  • campb292
    Isn't that still another year away? The Sandy processors are great, but they are gimped by the lame chipset. 3rd party USB3? 2 SATA Gb/s ports? WHAT? Get moving INTEL!
  • ansar
    I'm guessing they want to push their Thunderbolt more than usb 3.0.
  • dgingeri
    campb292Isn't that still another year away? The Sandy processors are great, but they are gimped by the lame chipset. 3rd party USB3? 2 SATA Gb/s ports? WHAT? Get moving INTEL!


    get moving?? Remember the P4 fiasco? AMD couldn't compete with the Athlon FX series, so Intel stalled the whole industry for 3 years. in 3 years we got a whopping %30 increase in processor speed. it took them another 2 years after the Athlon 64 came out to bring up something to really compete.

    Now AMD doesn't have anything to compete again, and they're slowing down again. If Bulldozer doesn't compete with Ivybridge in performance, they'll continue to stall, and we'll have another 5-7 years before we see any significant performance increase while Intel rules the roost. If AMD dies, we'll never see improvement in processor performance in the desktop.

    Yes, AMD should have had Bulldozer out by now, but because of Intel's damage from their anti-competitive practices, AMD hasn't had the money to get the engineering staff to get the product ready.