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No USB 3.0 support for Intel Chipsets until 2011

By Debjit on November 5th, 2009 

intelusb3 The next generation USB 3.0 ‘Superspeed’ was unable to raise much interest of the chip manufacturing giant from Santa Clara and now it is almost certain that Intel chipsets won’t be supporting USB 3.0 in the immediate future ( at least not before 2011 ).

And it means that if you want to use USB 3.0 prior to 2011, you have to rely on other motherboard manufacturers like ASUS, Gigabyte etc and hope that they add discrete 3.0 controllers to the Intel chipsets. Or better look out for chipsets from other players like NVIDIA, which are usually more feature packed than Intel’s own chipsets. Unlike Intel, NVIDIA will be providing USB 3.0 support on their latest range of chipsets.

While this kind of anti-welcome attitude by established giants towards some latest developments is not an entirely new phenomenon in the technology world, nevertheless its still a sad thing. And this kind of incident just lowers the amount of respect we customers have for them. 


No USB 3.0 support for Intel Chipsets until 2011 was originally published on on November 5, 2009 - 6:47 am (Indian Standard Time)