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 …

Corsair Launches Graphite 760T Chassis with a Half-Transparent Panel

Corsair has just started the sales of its newest Full-Tower chassis, entitled Graphite 760T. The new entry features 567x246x564 mm dimensions and is available in two color variations: black and white. The most remarkable peculiarity ascribed to the model is a half-transparent side panel, fixed by special loops. Such framework allows for the integration of system components with a striking design and might become a real attraction in home environment.



Corsair Gpaphite 760T is thought to accommodate motherboards of ATX, E-ATX, Flex-ATX, XL-ATX, and SSI-CEB standard. Its internal layout houses nine PCI expansion slots, three 5.25-inch drive bays, and six 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives. I/O panel, located on the top facet, contains a pair of standard 3.5 mm audio sockets and four USB ports (2x 3.0 version, 2x 2.0 version).


To continue, the chassis comes with a well-considered cable management system, where each cable has its own place. Cooling system is represented by two onboard …

A Triplet of Waterblocks for Titan Z Graphics Solutions from EK Water Blocks

EK Water Blocks, a well-known Slovenian manufacturer of enthusiast-level liquid coolers for GPUs, has just introduced a triplet of waterblocks for the newly arrived Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Z adapters. The EK-FC Titan Z – Nickel, EK-FC Titan Z – Nickel (Original CSQ) and EK-FC Titan Z – Acetal + Nickel models are sure to provide the maximal cooling at the highest frequencies both for dual- GPUs and memory chips. All the blocks come with a transparent acrylic cover and a lid from POM ACETAL plastic.



EK-FC Titan Z waterblocks are attributed to full-cover solutions. This implies that they efficiently remove heat not only from graphics cores, but also from GDDR5 memory chips, as well as from voltage regulators of VRM subsystem. Areas in direct contact with the GPUs are equipped with micro-channels of 0.7 mm width. The blocks maintain resistance to the coolant stream; hence, they might be employed along with low-power pumps.


The waterblocks features copper nickel-plated …
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