Asus appears to be determined to be a leader in providing machines equipped with USB 3.0 support, with the announcement that they are installing the speedier USB technology into a slew of their machines and motherboards.
The Taipei-based computer manufacturer argues that this move is "not a gimmick," but rather just pushing technology to the next level. Whether it is a gimmick or not, more USB 3.0 availability out there is a good thing.
Asus is starting their USB 3.0 campaign on the N Series notebook line, plus on the Eee PC 1018/1015/1016 netbooks announced at CeBIT and the Eee Box 1510U/1210U PCs.
They'll also be implementing USB 3.0 on a wide range of motherboards, listed below:
- P7P55/P7P55D/P7P55D-E Series (Intel P55 chipset)
- P7P55 WS SuperComputer (Intel P55 chipset)
- ROG Rampage II Series/Rampage III Extreme (Intel X58 chipset)
- ROG Maximus III Series (Intel P55 chipset)
- P6T/P6TD/P6X58 Series (Intel X58 chipset)
- P7F7-E WS SuperComputer (Intel 3450 chipset)
- P7H57/P7H55 Series (Intel H57/H55 chipset)
- P5G41T-M/USB3 (Intel G41 chipset)
- P5P43TD/USB3 (Intel P43 chipset)
- M4A89 Series (AMD 890GX/890FX chipset)
- M4A88/M4A87 Series (AMD 880/870 chipset)
- M4A77 Series (AMD 770 chipset)
- M4A785 Series (AMD 785G chipset)
- M4A78 Series (AMD 780 chipset)
- M4A79 Series (AMD 790FX chipset)