ASUS Leads the Industry with the First USB 3.0 Certified Motherboard

January 7, 2010 // 10:48 a.m.

The ASUS P6X58D Premium is the First Officially Recognized USB 3.0-enabled Motherboard



The ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard is the first motherboard officially certified by the USB Implementation Forum (USB-IF) to support USB 3.0 technology. Based on its superior design and performance, the P6X58D Premium was officially recognized for achieving USB 3.0 or SuperSpeed USB compliance on January 5, 2010. This makes it the first in the industry to receive USB 3.0 certification. With its upgraded data transfer technology, the P6X58D Premium delivers up to 10 times faster data transfers compared to USB 2.0-based motherboards. USB 3.0 is expected to improve the transfer of rich media content and large files from the latest, technologically advanced digital devices. The P6X58D Premium is built on the Intel® X58 chipset and the Intel® LGA 1366 socket. It also supports the upcoming 32nm 6-Core CPU.





Supporting Uncompromising USB 3.0 Performance on a Full Range of Motherboards

ASUS has introduced USB 3.0 technology to its line of motherboards equipped with the Intel® LGA 1366, Intel® LGA 1156, and AMD AM3 sockets. A Unique PCIe X4 Bridge Chip available in some motherboards such as the ASUS P7P55D Series and the U3S6 PCIe expansion card unleashes USB 3.0 performance and supports new SATA 6Gb/s data throughput. This specially-designed onboard IC eliminates transmission bottlenecks, delivering up to 50%* better performance and thus making it possible to transfer a 20GB HD movie or a 4MB song in less than 70 seconds or 0.01 seconds respectively.



More information on ASUS USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s ready motherboards can be found at event.asus.com/mb/P7P55D-E_U3S6/.



Specifications

Model


CPU Socket


Chipset


Native USB 3.0 Support


USB 3.0 enabled with add-on PCIe card

P6X58D Premium


LGA 1366


Intel® X58


Yes




P7H57D-V EVO


LGA 1156


Intel® H57


Yes




P7H55D-M EVO


LGA 1156


Intel® H55


Yes




P7P55D-E Premium


LGA 1156


Intel® P55


Yes




P7P55D-E Deluxe


LGA 1156


Intel® P55


Yes




P7P55D-E EVO


LGA 1156


Intel® P55


Yes




P7P55D-E PRO


LGA 1156


Intel® P55


Yes




P7P55D-E


LGA 1156


Intel® P55


Yes




P7P55D-E LX


LGA 1156


Intel® P55


Yes




P7P55D Premium


LGA 1156


Intel® P55





Yes

P7P55D Deluxe


LGA 1156


Intel® P55





Yes

P7P55D EVO


LGA 1156


Intel® P55





Yes

P7P55D PRO


LGA 1156


Intel® P55





Yes

P7P55D


LGA 1156


Intel® P55





Yes

P7P55D LE


LGA 1156


Intel® P55





Yes

P7P55 LX


LGA 1156


Intel® P55





Yes

M4A79T Deluxe/U3S6


Socket AM3


AMD 790FX





Yes

M4A77TD PRO/U3S6


Socket AM3


AMD 770





Yes

M4A785TD-V EVO/U3S6


Socket AM3


AMD 785G





Yes

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit www.asus.com for more details.

* Performance may vary due to different system configurations.



About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, displays, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.



About USB Implementers Forum

USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology. The Forum facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB peripherals (devices), promotes the benefits of USB, and certifies products that have passed compliance testing.



ASUS Motherboards: No.1 in the World

ASUS is the No.1 motherboard brand in the world, commanding the biggest market share globally. Today, one in every three computers houses an ASUS Motherboard. ASUS is the pioneer of numerous innovations that have gone on to become industry standards. Recent examples include the Hybrid Phase power design, Hybrid Processor overclocking design, Stack Cool 3+ PCB, and anti-EMI shielding for safe operations. With its decades of expertise and dedication to pushing the envelope of motherboard design, ASUS is poised to continue leading the industry in motherboard performance, safety and reliability.
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