ASMedia to Introduce USB 3.5 Controllers in 2014

ASMedia, an auspicious designer of PCIe bridges, USB 3.0 controllers and Switch IC items, announces the development of a new USB 3.5 controller. According to the preliminary information, this controller is going to support 10 Gb/sec data transfer speed, which is nearly twice higher than current USB 3.0. Earlier the launch of an advanced component was scheduled for late 2014, however, now the company is intended to officially introduce it early next year.

The decision to elaborate a speedier controller is explained by ASMedia in two ways. Firstly, the company is currently receiving more orders from motherboard manufacturers for the development of USB 3.0 hubs, due to the recent launch of Intel Haswell CPUs. Nonetheless, an enforcement of platform will sooner or later require an enforcement of various facilities, including connectivity and data transfer.

Secondly, USB 3.5 is called to rival Thunderbolt interface. It should be stressed that both interfaces feature analogous …

Asus Preps H110M-E/M.2 Mainboard with M.2 Socket 3 Support

Asus decided to distinguish itself against the rivals by introducing a motherboard, based on Intel H110 chipset, which boasts a range of integrated facilities. One of such boons is the support for M.2 Socket 3 interface with a bandwidth index of 10 Gb/sec. However, when it operates in SATA mode, one out of four SATA 6 Gb/sec ports is disabled. If PCI-e drive is installed, there will be no restrictions.

Mainboard Asus H110M-E/M.2 supports all modern CPUs from Intel with Socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates a pair of DIMM slots for the installation of 32 GB DDR4-2133 MHz memory. This micro-ATX board is equipped with a 4-phase Digi+ VRM as well as 5X Protection II protection technology.

The model houses a pair of PCI-e 2.0 x1 expansion slots & a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot. Storage subsystem is introduced by one M.2 slot and 4x SATA III ports. Audio subsystem is built on 8-channel Realtek ALC887 controller, whereas network facilities are backed by Realtek RTL8111H controller. …

Abee Unveils a Pair of High-End Small-Sized PC Chassis

Abee, a company that earned popularity thanks to its high-end and unusual in design PC cases, is going to launch a pair of new top chassis, codenamed ACubic CP330 and Acubic CP730. Both models are distinguished by small-sized dimensions and by a truly high price. In this respect, Abee is going to beat Lian Li that is known for its rather costly casing solutions.

The developer houses its two new products in aluminum cases that are peculiar for their original design, with the combination of black and silver tints on the frontal panel to somehow resemble a chessboard. As it was mentioned above, pricewise, the models are an expensive solution targeting customers with specific requirements. Thus, ACubic CP330 cost approximately $330, while its companion, ACubic CP730, rises up to $365.

Abee ACubic CP330 features 229x249x229 mm dimensions and is intended to accommodate motherboards of mini-ITX form-factor. Its interface panel consists of two standard 3.5 mm audio slots and a …
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