Asus Debuts First USB 3.0 Motherboard

Today's Best Tech Deals

Picked by PCWorld's Editors

Top Deals On Great Products

Picked by Techconnect's Editors

Asus debuted the world's first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 motherboard this Wednesday, branded with the highly memorable moniker of Asus Xtreme Design P7DP55DE-E Premium. Catchy, I'm sure you'll agree.

The new hybrid motherboard is based around Intel's P55 Express Chipset, which does not support the new faster USB 3.0 standard. As a workaround, Asus makes use of an unnamed third-party USB 3.0 controller to make everything play nicely. This move turns a blind eye to the recent rumours that Intel's very own USB 3.0 friendly chipsets will be delayed, potentially slowing down overall SuperSpeed adoption rates. So this product announcement comes as a welcome offering, despite Asus' disappointing failed dabble with USB 3.0 motherboards earlier this year.

Asus' well-equipped new motherboard offers a pair of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports,

a very generous ten USB 2.0 ports, along with two PCIe x16 graphic card slots, six 3Gb per second SATA ports, two 6Gb per second SATA ports and a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Since the motherboard can take advantage of the 6GB-per-second SATA interface, ASUS claims that this new motherboard can achieve super-fast transfer speeds, with a 20GB High Definition movie file transferring in less than seventy seconds.

The Asus Xtreme Design P7DP55DE-E Premium will be available next month for $299 and will ship with Windows 7 drivers.

Follow GeekTech and Chris Brandrick on Twitter.

Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Read our affiliate link policy for more details.
Related:
  
Shop Tech Products at Amazon