ASRock Teases Small-Sized X99M Killer Motherboard

Fans of small-sized PC systems might take delight in all the possibilities offered by Intel X99 chipset that is targeting innovative Intel Core i7 (Haswell-E generation) processors. Originally, the couple has been predestined for Socket LGA2011-3 platform full-fledged ATX motherboards. Nonetheless, ASRock is the one to equal all users by launching micro-ATX X99M Killer motherboard. In keeping with the manufacturer, the board’s functional does not yield to its senior companions.

ASRock X99M Killer accommodates four DIMM-slots for DDR4 memory modules, three PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots, ten SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, a single Ultra M.2 port that employs four lines of PCI 3.0 bus. The major peculiarity ascribed to this model is the availability of two network controllers: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 and Intel’s gigabit Ethernet proprietary version.

To continue, audio subsystem is developed according to Purity Sound 2 design standards, ensuring 7.1-channel sound production. External …

Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.

This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.

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Xigmatek is on the Threshold to Release a New Gaming Chassis

Xigmatek is preparing a pleasant surprise for all gamers: a new unusual PC chassis, codenamed Talon. Talon will head the company's brand new chassis line – Stealth Series – and will offer some outstanding solutions. Xigmatek developers are ascertained that this model will totally satisfy the needs of any gamer, due to the availability of game-like facilities and racy design.

Xigmatek Talon is developed in Mid-Tower form-factor, according to the classical design guidelines with a light hint of aggression. The frontal panel features a salient surface to mark its particular gaming predestination. One of the side panels contains an acrylic window that serves a kind of exhibition stand, unveiling all internal components. The top lid, along with a frontal panel, is finished by a rubbered coverage with 'soft-touch' effect. Metallic plates of chassis are painted black. The top panel accommodates a couple of USB 3.0 ports and some other input/output interfaces.

The new chassis …
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