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 …

Fresh Details about Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Cards

Several resources have published new details about Gigabyte video cards, which are about to come out.



Thus, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus Xtreme card will be based on the GP102 graphics engine, operating at 1,632/1,746 MHz frequencies, which means, its factory overclocking will overcome 10%. In its turn, memory frequency will increase by 4% (up to 1,431 MHz), and the effective frequency will be 11,448 MHz.


The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus product, possessing the 1,594/1,708 MHz GPU operation rate and the standard 1,376 MHz (11 GHz) memory rate, will also represent the series we are speaking about. At the same time, it will get another backplate with a more compact copper insert.


The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC graphics accelerator outwardly resembles G1 Gaming samples, though, it has a white WindForce 3X cooling system cover. The graphics processing unit of this model will be factory overclocked to 1,544/1,657 MHz.


Finally, we must note, that Gigabyte is going to …

Akasa Blade: Solid Mid Tower for gamers and enthusiasts

The range of chassis Mid Tower from the company the Akasa is added by new model called the Blade and its modification Blade Distinction Edition with a transparent window on the side wall, which are addressed in the first place for demanding users from among gamers and computer enthusiasts.



Both new products are painted black inside and out, have a grilled front panel and are available in versions with blue or red front LED. They are made of sheet steel of thickness 0.7 mm, have dimensions of 207 x 521,5 x 491,5 mm, compatible with standard Micro-ATX/ATX and have seven expansion slots.


Each of the buildings is equipped with one 3.5-inch and three 5.25-inch external bays, and has internal seats to install five 3.5-inch and three 2.5-inch drives. The maintenance of optimum temperature inside the products is managed by three fans, namely a 120-mm front, a 170-mm on the upper lid and one 120mm rear. In addition, realized the possibility of the application of liquid cooling …
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