Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.

Layout and Connectivity

In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).

The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Gigabyte Offers GA-6PXSVT Motherboard for High-Yield Workstations

Gigabyte Technology has expanded its product line of process-specific motherboards with a new model, codenamed GA-6PCSVT. Based on Intel C602 chipset, the newbie is primarily targeting high-yield workstations and rack servers. This model is thought to support Intel Xeon E5-1600 v2 and Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 CPUs for Socket LGA 2011 with the maximal TDP level of 150 W.

The Gigabyte GA-6PXSVT accommodates eight slots for the incorporation of four-channel RAM: DDR3 standard, up to 64 GB capacity, support for 1600 MHz modules. Expansion of possibilities might be realized due to three PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots; there is a chance of creating various graphics configurations (SLI or CrossFire).

Storage section offers ten SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, as well as three SATA II 3 Gb/sec ports. This provides for the connection of up to fourteen hard drives or solid-state devices at a time. A part of the ports is backed by means of Marvell 88SE9230 controller. Gigabyte has taken care about …

Overview of the CPU cooler Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Pro SR1

Calling card of manufacturer is the low noise level, as evidenced by even the name. Product quality is also located at the highest level. In addition, the arsenal of the company has processor solutions of various designs and price ranges. Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Pro SR1 comes in strong, but very stylish black box. Inscription is indicating the ability of cooler to dissipate heat up to 150 watts. The bundle includes the following accessories: stiffening plate (backplate) for the motherboard; a set of bindings for the Socket 939/940/AM2 (+) / AM3 (+); a set of bindings for LGA775/1155/1156/1366; mounting screws and washers; steel brackets for mounting fans; syringe with thermal grease; User's Guide.

Radiator Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Pro SR1 is a classic tower. Four heatpipes 6 mm in diameter pass through the copper base. In the heat pipes 42 aluminium plates are threaded. The entire structure is covered with nickel. The mass of the cooler is 740 grams, along with a complete fan, …
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