Posts Tagged ‘USB 3.0’

Gigabyte Unleashes Extras-laden P55 Motherboard

February 5, 2010

Gigabyte has released a statement on the launch of a new flagship motherboard for the Intel P55 chipset platform, the GA-P55A-UD7.  A DigiTimes report on the releases says the GA-P55A-UD7 will continue the tradition of the company’s UD7-series of “packing as many extra features on the board as it can find space for”.

Extra Extra!

In the case on the GA-P55A-UD7 value-added extras not seen on common P55-based boards include support for Nvidia 3-Way SLI. USB 3.0 with Power Boost, and SATA 6Gbpss, as well as a 24-phase power design to increase overclocking potential. Before we get into more of the details, DigiTimes asked the quite pertinent question of whether there really is logic behind adding so many extra features, which increase the selling price of the board, to what is essentially a mid-range platform (Intel has its X58 chipset for the high-end segment).

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Asus to Launch USB 3.0 PCI Express Card

November 2, 2009

Asus has announced that it is to launch a cheap-as-chips PCI Express card to allow those of us who don’t feel like a significant hardware change to access the new USB standard.

Asus logo

As the guys over at TomsHardware point out, the biggest issue most people will have with making the move to USB 3.0 was always going to be the fact that it’d require a change of motherboard, which is no mean feat… not to mention the expense involved. Asus offering of a USB 3.0 PCI-Express card would certainly eliminate the first headache, and given the fact that they’re looking to market it at $30 (no European price announced yet, sadly), they’re solving the cost issue for most too.

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