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 …

PC-O10 Dual-Compartment Mid Tower by Lian Li

A new chassis product by Lian Li is called “the PC-O10 Dual-Compartment Mid Tower”. It’s a modern and improved mid tower case. Regarding the SFX/SFX-L PSU shape factor, this case is slim in comparison with PC-O8 and PC-O9.



An up-to-date half aluminum, half glass design by Lian Li fits to the conventional tower proportions. Powerful SFX-L PSUs, available at the moment, let users get rid of cumbersome customary ATX PSUs.


Though PC-O10 is slim, it still matches E-ATX, Full ATX and microATX motherboards. Possessing 7 expansion slots, it allows multi-GPU setup using 340 mm VGA cards, which gives lots of opportunities. The inbuilt CPU coolers can be 130 mm tall. The PSU case can store up to 4 3.5” and 2 2.5” drives, and the main glass compartment has an area for an additional 2.5” SSD. The PC-O10 construction hides unattractive elements, such as drives and cables, and brings only appealing components to the fore.


It is possible to mount two 120 mm or one 140 mm …

Palit Intros GeForce GTX 750 KalmX Graphics Card

Palit, one of the world largest manufacturers of graphics cards, came up to the market with one more edition to the GeForce GTX 750 series – the GeForce GTX 750 KalmX. The model employs etalon PCB with PCIe 3.0 x16 interface and a two-slot passive cooling system. The latter accommodates a massive nickel-plated heatsink, consisting of 43 thin fins, and two heatpipes that connect the heatsink with a copper base. The unique model is already available in German online-stores for 114.9 EUR.



Plait GeForce GTX 750 KalmX is geared up by GM107-300 GPU (28 nm, Maxwell architecture) with 512 CUDA cores. Its base/efficient clock frequency makes up 1020 MHz/1185 MHz. The chip is accompanied by 2 GB of GDDR5 memory with 128-bit interface; its operational clock frequency approximates 5010 MHz.


The list of external interfaces, which are located on the rear panel, includes a couple of DVI ports and a single mini-HDMI port. One should take into consideration that the card is void of an …
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