Via first showed off its USB 3.0 host controller at CES 2010 and it just broke cover at Computex. The VL800 series chip can handle four USB 3.0 devices simultaneously while providing data rates up to 5Gbps. Via aims to put this single chip solution into desktops, notebooks, servers, and everything else on God’s green earth.
But we still don’t know when this is going to happen. Via hasn’t announced when we’ll actually see this chip make its way into any devices although we are getting in a 4-port USB 3.0 hub for review shortly, but we’re not sure if it contains this Via chip. Guess we’ll have to tear it apart to find out.