Intel Huron River laptops will not feature USB 3.0

Posted on Wednesday, July 07 2010 @ 20:41 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla received confirmation that Intel's 2011 Huron River laptop platform will not receive built-in support for USB 3.0.
Most of xH6x chipsets have support for 12 to 14 USB 2.0 ports but not a single one has support for USB 3.0. There might be some vendors of Huron River notebooks who will be brave enough to implement third party USB 3.0 chips and get the USB3.0 support to notebooks.

The only good new for 6 series of chipsets is that all of them support SATA 6 Gb/s or SATA 3.0, and you will at least get faster hard drive protocol that might get your system to run a bit faster.

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Re: Intel Huron River laptops will not feature USB 3.0
by Anonymous on Thursday, July 08 2010 @ 4:18 CEST
Pathetic. So much for all that "innovation @ Intel" stuff. When the rubber meets the road, they can't be bothered to implement a standard that took 10 years to develop.

Maybe it will expose how slow their chipset communications are? Can't operate above USB 2.0 speeds?