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 …

Zalman Unveils Nifty Z9 NEO Chassis

Zalman comes out with a new jaunty PC case – the Z9 NEO. The model is available in two paintwork variations (black and white) and is compatible with mini-iTX, micro-ATX as well as full-format ATX motherboards. The mid-tower chassis features 490x482x205 mm dimensions to fit any environment.

Zalman Z9 NEO is estimated for the installation of 7 expansion cards, a pair of 5.25-inch drives, 4x 3.5-/2.5-inch drives, and two solid-state 2.5-inch drives. The layout provides for the installation of 160-mm high CPU coolers, 420-mm long graphics cards, 220-mm long PSUs (ATX PS/2).

The model allows the user to incorporate an efficient cooling system. Hence, there is room for two front fans (120 mm), two top fans with LED backlit, and one rear fan. The other peculiarities of the chassis are as following:

— the employment of soundproof materials on the front panel;

— the integration of a side acrylic window;

— the availability of swappable air filters on the front …

Asus Amazes Customers by Graphics Cards of ROG Matrix Series

Asus has made an official announcement about the replenishment of its graphics cards ROG Matrix series. According to the voiced information, the new products will amaze all potential customers by uncompromising performance and overclocking facilities. Codenamed Asus ROG Matrix HD 7990 GHz, the series is supplemented by both standard and Platinum Edition versions. By all appearances, this couple represents the most up-to-date developments and most efficient characteristics targeted at enthusiasts and gamers.

Graphics card Asus ROG Matrix HD 7970 GHz Platinum Edition employs a uniquely selected graphics processing unit which is capable to demonstrate up to 1100 MHz performance in Turbo Boost mode. Its nominal frequency equals to 1050 MHz. Unlike Platinum Edition, standard version shows traditional 1000 MHz (nominal clock frequency) and 1050 MHz while overclocking. It should be mentioned that working frequencies are the only discrepancies found in both cards.

Therefore, both …
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