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Asus is ramping up the number of device it offers with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 on board, announcing that more than 20 gadgets will feature the high-speed bus.

The Taiwanese company has already launched a USB 3.0 motherboard, introduced late last year, and is preparing one of its O!Play set-top boxes with a SuperSpeed port.

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But this week Asus announced that a whole host of new mobos - for AMD CPUs as well as Intel chips - will be equipped with SuperSpeed, as with a pair of Eee Box nettops - the 1210U and 1510U - and a trio of Eee PC netbooks: the 1015, 1016 and 1018.

The USB Implementers Forum - the industry body behind the bus standard - currently lists 61 certified SuperSpeed products, from motherboards and PCs to drives, adaptors and controller chips. ®

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