Items tagged with USB3

Apple users often have to wait longer than us PC folk for top-end upgrades or features to become available, but this time the Macolytes might steal a march on the rest of us. According to rumors on the other side of the pond, the next-generation of iMac and Macbook Pro systems will feature both USB 3.0 and the heretofore dark horse candidate—FireWire 3200 (S3200). This new FireWire interface uses the same cable as the older FireWire 800 but offers four times the bandwidth. FireWire isn't discussed much these days, although the original IEEE1394a (FireWire 400) standard is fairly common, even... Read more...
If rumors floating around the 'Net are true, Intel is set to drop support for the PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) bus when it launches its next-generation 6-series of chipsets with support for Sandy Bridge-based LGA1155 processors. In case you're wondering, no, neither Sandy Bridge derived processors or their accompanying motherboards will allow for the use of current Core i5/i7 hardware. As far as we're concerned, PCI can't die quickly enough. Intel began working on the standard 20 years ago and made it the preferred interconnect standard for second-generation Pentium systems as early... Read more...
Intel Developer Forum is still in full swing with a buzz, here in downtown San Francisco, of all things digitally connected and bleeding-edge.  We're working like slaves to bring you breaking keynote coverage and developments as they happen and thought you'd all enjoy a quick whirl-wind photo tour of the Tech Showcase floor.  The Technology Showcase is where Intel ecosystem partners show their wares in hopes to garner traction for the Intel platforms they help to enable.  It's also a place where OEMs roll out their goods based on the latest and greatest Intel technologies. ... Read more...