Asus is soon going to launch a premium motherboard for the upcoming Intel Core i3 Processors named Asus P7H57D-V EVO. The motherboard, when available, will be among the few motherboards in the market to support SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 interface.There are 2 USB 3.0 slots along with 14 USB 2.0 slots and 2 x SATA 6Gb/s, 6 x SATA 3Gb/s ports. The motherboard will be based on the Intel H57 Chipset.
One thing to be noted here is that the USB 3.0 controller used by Asus is not made by Intel, it is in fact, made by NEC. Intel announced few weeks ago that they won’t be integrating a USB 3.0 controller in their chipsets before next year.The Core i3 Processor line-up will feature a 45nm based integrated graphics in the same core as the processor and to take advantage of the integrated graphics, the motherboard must have support for Flexible Display Interface. Flexible Display Interface will allow the user to output graphics via the integrated graphics on the processor through HDMI, DVI or VGA port. The motherboard will also support Intel Clarkdale 32nm CPU’s when launched.