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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The First Glimpse on Motherboard Foxconn B75M

Foxconn has officially announced the release of a new motherboard B75M developed in microATX form-factor. The new product will be distinguished by an attractive price and available up-to-date kit of interfaces useful for home-based and corporate PCs. B75M will be compatible with Intel Ivy Bridge processors of the third generation (Core i3, i5, and i7). This motherboard employs only high-end components which prevent the system from malfunctions or interruptions: the integration of Japanese solid-state capacitors with the minimal error-free running time which achieves sixty thousand hours. Such approach is more vital for the systems that get used to work in 24/7 mode.



The integrated PCI-E 3.0 bus allows the installation of the most updated graphics adapter. SATA III port empowers the usage of speedy SSDs and HDD potential, while three USB 3.0 ports are destined to ensure the linkage with the external devices at maximal speed index. Motherboard Foxconn B75M is also furnished with …

Motherboard MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Review (Part II)

So, let's continue reviewing the new motherbord recently released by the MSI company — Z270 Gaming M5.


UEFI Features

The MSI company UEFI appearance has not at all changed. It is called the Click BIOS 5. A mechanism M-Flash, which has already worked without any remarks, is used to update the firmware. Basic mode allows to learn in detail about the processor, memory and storage devices used in the system. Moreover, here you can customize the work of coolers, enable XMP profile, or use the services of instant acceleration realized by the company’s engineers. The selected shell items may be optionally gathered in one of the five individual sections.


Hardware Monitor component will show the four most important current values for voltages acceleration. Just six coolers can change the momentum by scripts generated on the board. An interactive version is exclusively used for CPU 1 and PUMP 1 pads. The four system fans operate initially at a fixed speed, but still you can …
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