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USB-IF Announces First Certified SuperSpeed USB Motherboard Chipsets

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The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) today announced the first certified SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) chipsets. The A75 and A70M FCH chipsets from AMD represent a major milestone for broad SuperSpeed USB adoption among manufacturers, as built-in USB 3.0 support enables designers to seamlessly incorporate SuperSpeed USB into their systems. Certification of AMD A75 and A70M FCH chipsets provides assurance to manufacturers and consumers that the SuperSpeed USB chipsets are interoperable and comply with the USB 3.0 specification.

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Which socket does the A75 and A70M support? I have a suspicion that its for the upcoming Llano, but someone please confirm?
 
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Yes, Llano. Intel's Ivy Bridge 7 series chipsets will have USB3.0 as well. I don't know about AMD's 9 series, or Intel's Sandy Bridge E 7 series chipsets (though the latter will likely have Thunderbolt).