Originally Posted by PhaedraCorruption
I said "Intel "epic failed" by including the marvell 9128 controller on x58 boards"
Not "Intel "epic failed" by making Marvell 9128 slow"
If Intel had made the SATA 6 controller built into the chipset like P67, everything would all be good. They would not have to include a failure of a controller like the 9128 on x58 motherboards.
Intel did choose to put a Marvell chipset on the board, itÂ´s up to the manufacturer to use a third party chipset, in your case Asus, they put it there, Marvell and Asus failed in my opinion when they implement a SATA3 chipset thatÂ´s so slow.
About Intel, they seems to be a bit late to implement things, no SATA3 or USB3 with the X58 (they still use the old ICH10, ICH10R) , only up to two SATA3 and only up to four SATA2 and no USB3 on the Sandy Bridge chipset (P67, H67 etc).
One can go with AMD, they have up to six SATA3 but only USB2 in their SB850 chipset but it seems like they going to implement USB3 in their new 900 serie chipset though which is due to arrive with thier new Bulldozer CPU serie.
The upcoming SNB-E seems to have SATA3 but no USB3, it seems like we have wait for the Panther Point chipset to have USB3 native in the chipset, Panther Point (Z77, Z75 etc) is the successor Couger Point chipset (P67, H67 etc).