Intel finally accepts USB 3.0 into their heart, chipsets, will become a standard

Upcoming Ivy Bridge 7-Series chipset and other Intel chipsets have achieved USB 3.0 certification.

@anthony256
Published Sat, Dec 17 2011 5:29 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:30 PM CST

The USB Implementers Forum announced this week that Intel's upcoming "Ivy Bridge" 7-Series Chipset, and other Intel chipsets, have achieved, finally, USB 3.0 certification. Intel's Ivy Bridge silicon, which is due to ship in Q2 2012, will have USB 3.0 as a standard feature, for the first time ever. At the moment, it has only been made available on select notebooks and desktops, and requires chips from AMD, or additional chips from NEC, and others.

Intel finally accepts USB 3.0 into their heart, chipsets, will become a standard | TweakTown.com

General Manager of Intel's Chipset and SoC IP Group, Ahmad Zaidi, said in a statement:

SuperSpeed USB certification...helps ensure interoperability and backward compatibility within the broad USB ecosystem.

Analysts believe that once USB 3.0 has been baked into Intel's chipset, it will made the standard universal as it can be offered on virtually any PC. Brian O'Rourke, research director for In-Stat, has said:

Intel's integration of SuperSpeed USB into its upcoming core logic chipset is critical because it allows cost-conscious PC (makers) to offer the technology at a very competitive price point. Additionally, SuperSpeed USB adoption in PCs is leading to broad adoption in PC peripherals, consumer electronics, and mobile devices.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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