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The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has said that the upcoming Intel 7-series and Intel C216 chipset families host silicon has achieved SuperSpeed USB certification by the USB-IF. The certified solution includes four SuperSpeed USB ports integrated into the chipset, enabling manufacturers to conveniently incorporate SuperSpeed USB into their systems.

“This is a tremendous milestone for the industry. With USB-IF certification of Intel’s integrated USB host silicon, host manufacturers will be able to bring SuperSpeed USB to the masses. Intel’s commitment to SuperSpeed USB will continue to provide peripheral device manufacturers a compelling incentive to develop a growing number of diverse SuperSpeed USB products," said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF president and chief operating officer.

Intel 7-series core-logic sets will support Intel's Core i-series 2000- and 3000-series central processing units (CPUs) code-named Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge. It is believed that the 7-series chipsets will be released in Q1 2012.

“SuperSpeed USB certification of our Intel 7-series chipset and Intel C216 chipset family helps ensure interoperability and backward compatibility within the broad USB ecosystem," said Ahmad Zaidi, general manager of Intel Corp.'s chipset and SoC IP group.

Tags: Intel, USB

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Finally they're coming out of the cave. Very late with what's really useful for their customers ... but hey .. when did intel ever care about what their customers need ?
1 1 [Posted by: East17  | Date: 12/13/11 11:49:08 AM]
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Obviously it wasn't trivial to do, otherwise AMD would have done it long before too. Both released chipsets after the standard was made, without USB 3.0 support.
0 0 [Posted by: TA152H  | Date: 12/13/11 12:07:28 PM]
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Meh somehow Intel can cream AMD on everything yet still managed to get beat by AMD in how long it took to integrate USB 3 on. I mean AMD has had chipsets out with it for months and this isn't even an announcement that Intel chipsets support USB 3, just that they have gotten certification and will support it at some point in the future (believe they said with Ivy)
1 0 [Posted by: daneren2005  | Date: 12/13/11 01:40:23 PM]
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Intel's Sandy Bridge is much better, but that's not everything.

AMD is better with IGPs, by a lot. The Bobcat is better than the Atom as well.

So, it's not nearly as clear to me that Intel creams AMD on everything.
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