Asus Cancels the World First USB 3.0 Motherboard

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mesiah

It's unfortunate to see this board canceled. I've been putting off building a new system until USB 3.0 and DX11 debut. My machines generally have a very long life, even after they get demoted from being my primary machine. So, when there is new technology like usb3 on the horizon I try to make sure that I'm not having to buy expansion boards 6 months later. I hope this tech hits the market before the end of Q4, I would really like to treat myself to a nice core i7 christmas present :D

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LVmonkey

Perhaps the mobo wasn't stable with in on. ASUS *has* jumped the gun and messed it up before. Remember the a7v333? Not many do, because some of em were recalled and later they revisted the mobo to the a7v333x.

 That was the first to have the usb 2.0 on it and it was a lemon of a mobo. It was possibly worst that i have had the experience of dealing with. Good luck finding the non-x version in ASUS documentation... They dropped it like a hot potatoe and tried to pretend it never happened. Mind you, it was the year of the leaky capacitors back maybe 5-6 years ago.

(corporate espianage in china, appearently... hit a number of mobo manufacturers that year, not just asus... a few confessed to using the stolen capacitor plans that year... turns out the secret uber capacitors were still a bit buggy...in asus case the thing tended to burn up the first cpu placed into it as well as being unstable (athlon xp placed into it - jumperless mobo - fixed to athlon voltage and amps)).

 It wouldn't suprise me in the least if they haven't found a chip that could deal with the USB 3.0 and integrate it all in a stable way yet but this time erred on the side of caution instead of dumping it out and risking a black mark on their brand again, when there's no competition to worry about.

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DBsantos77

Will this have any effect on USB 2.0 speeds?

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smashingpumpin

Phew! I'm just glad it wasn't about PCI-E 3.0!

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he's pwning with a trackpad? oh really? oh reheheheeally?

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n0ctis

 Well that makes no sense. Isn't 3.0 universally USB backward compatitble like 2.0?

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Slugbait

Yes, it's backward-compatible with 2.0, but that doesn't matter for why the feature was canceled for that particular mobo.

Besides the lack of devices, there is a more glaring reason for canceling: lack of compatible operating systems. Not enough people use Linux, so very few people will care if the mobo has USB3 or not. So with no devices and no popular operating systems to support it, the additional cost of adding USB3 probably isn't worth it for Asus at this time. Next generation, tho', we should start seeing more mobos with USB3.

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n0ctis

 Now that's a more reasonable... reason.

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.: vires et honos :.

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n0ctis

 Now that's a more reasonable... reason.

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.: vires et honos :.

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