Bad news: Nvidia has confirmed Intel’s stance on USB 3.0 — no Intel chipsets will support the new standard until 2011. Short of Intel stating something different, USB 3.0 probably won’t hit mass consumption until then. Is there any hope?
We’ve already seen an Intel motherboard hit the market with USB 3.0, but it’s technically manufactured by Asus, and it’s running a third-party USB (3.0) controller. So we’ll see USB 3.0, especially in the custom PC market, before 2011 (because we already are). But like we said, in terms of the standard arriving in mass anytime soon, things are looking grim. [TGDaily via Engadget]