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 …

SilverStone Readies 8-Bay CS380 NAS PC Case

SilverStone is about to release a standalone solution – a PC case with 8 bays for NAS or HDD/SSD subsystem. The CS380 boasts sleek design and is made of steel & plastic. Featuring 487.5x426.5x215.3 mm dimensions, internal layout is targeting ATX motherboards with up to 7 expansion slots. The recommended retail price makes up 121 EUR.



SilverStone CS380 comes fitted with three 120-mm fans: one is situated on the rear panel, while the two others – on the side panel. Their ultimate rotational speed approximates 1200 RPM. The chassis supports PS/2 ATX power supply units, 241-mm long graphics card and 146-mm high CPU cooler.


One of the key attractions of the NAS case is the frontal panel. It looks like a door with a lock which hides 8 disc bays, the external I/O panel with two USB 3.0 ports and two 3.5-mm audio jacks as well as a Power button. Furthermore, the drives support hot swapping function – thus, the user can retrieve the item any time during the operation.

Intel to Take Care about Power-Efficiency of Ivy Bridge Processors

The rising competition between the two giants in the manufacture of processing units, Intel and AMD, makes each of the two invent ever newer technologies and implement them in their products. The attempts to dominate in the market and win as many consumers usually develop into brand new approaches and brand new advanced facilities.



In this light, Intel is going to upgrade its Ivy Bridge processors to make them more power-efficient. But power-efficiency does not imply that processing units will show less performance; quite the contrary, the manufacturer is willing to combine an utmost performance with the maximal power efficiency level.


Currently, the most power-saving processors of Ivy Bridge generation can be found in mobile devices on Windows platform and in Apple MacBook Air devices. Their TDP level is recorded at 17W. As appears from the above mentioned, the TDP level in upgraded Ivy Bridge processors will be lower than 17W, though the developers do not voice the margin …
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