Gadget Bugg: Tech News: Intel USB 3.0 Release Pushed Back To 2011

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tech News: Intel USB 3.0 Release Pushed Back To 2011

According to major GPU giant Nvidia, Intel will not be supporting the much anticipated USB 3.0 standard until at least 2011.

This comes at a big shock because benchmark tests were released by various sites stating that USB 3.0 does in fact perform 6x faster then its predecessor.


Why is Intel pushing off support? Hard to say. Sites are rumoring that Intel's huge eSATA support may have something to do with it. But with USB 2.0 nearing old age and Apple dropping much of its support for Firewire, it seems we are about due for a new standard.

For now, however, the standard is already being adopted by major computer manufacturers, namely ASUS and others, so we may be seeing 3.0 finding its way into more consumer notebooks and PCs.

~Pete via Engadget

pete.h2rtn@gmail.com

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