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Asus cancels its first USB 3.0 motherboard

It won't say why
Tue Jul 28 2009, 13:37

ASUS HAS TOLD The INQUIRER that the world's first USB 3.0 based motherboard, its P6X58, has been cancelled with no real explanation as to why.

World plus dog cheered the arrival of the world's first USB 3.0 motherboard last week.

But now Asus informs us it has cancelled its P6X58 USB 3.0 motherboard. It has ceased to be, expired and gone to meet its maker, shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible.

We tried to find out why the board has been cut, as the interest in its arrival had been so high. However, the only explanation we got from an Asus spokesperson was that it's been cancelled "not for any particularly interesting reasons."

They added "Asus have [sic] got some interesting developments technology wise, we'll keep you updated when they're announced." Which doesn't explain the company's reasoning for having killed the P6X58 in its prime, or rather, even before it ever had a prime.

We're guessing that Asus might be holding out for a better chipset, possibly aiming for another feature-rich motherboard to launch USB 3.0, or maybe it's just waiting to see what everyone else does.

Fujitsu could be one that Asus is keeping its eye on, as the Japanese computer manufacturing giant has just announced that its upcoming motherboards will have USB 3.0. µ




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