New High-Performance Desktop PC Power Mega III from CyberPower PC

CyberPower PC, and American-based supplier of miscellaneous PC solutions, is delighted to present its fresh elaboration – high-performance desktop PC, codenamed Power Mega III. This PC might operate as a high-end computing system or a home multimedia center. According to the company’s designers, their creation is able to easily cope with video content production and editing, CAD/CAE applications processing, and 3D-video playback.

Power Mega III comes in several variations to meet the demands of diverse customer groups. Thereby, the system might come housed either in NZXT H630 or Thermaltake Urban S21 chassis, with Intel Haswell or Intel Xeon processors, and with Nvidia Quadro K or AMD FirePro professional graphics cards.

It should be noted that high-end desktop configurations involve two Xenon E5-2630 processors with the total of 24 cores. They are equipped with 32 GB RAM memory, supporting ECC technology, a pair of 120 GB solid-state drives, and a single 3 TB hard …

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H: plus two ports Thunderbolt, plus 40 euros

Gigabyte has released the first motherboard form factor microATX, equipped with two ports Thunderbolt — GA-Z77MX-D3H TH. Taking into account the availability of the precursor (Z77MX-D3H), it’s interesting to compare the design and price of these models. First, about the cost of the product. The novelty is estimated at € 150, and its «little sister» — at € 108,50. If to subtract 10 euros from each of two amounts, there will be the minimum for which the cards will be available soon.

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H TH

What causes the difference in more than 40 euros? In general, the presence of two ports Intel Thunderbolt 10 Gb / s, which are implemented by the controller Intel DSL3510L. A high-speed connection can simultaneously serve several drives and a monitor. Minor changes were made to the design of the CPU power supply subsystem, which, nevertheless, remained a 6-channel. One of the long PCI Express slots was replaced by the second PCI-E 2.0 x1.

By and large, …

The third generation of chips Thunderbolt will be released in the second quarter of the next year

Data interface Thunderbolt from Intel company entered the market in February 2011 in the Apple MacBook Pro laptop. By combining in the one interface PCI Express and DisplayPort, it now offers data rates up to 10 Gbit / s. On the more common personal computers the interface began to be applied recently, as part of the laptop and PC top price category.

Intel plans to introduce a new controller interface Redwood Ridge Thunderbolt for use in personal computers in the second quarter of next year. It is likely that the new controllers will form the platform of the Shark Bay for next generation processors under the name of Haswell.

Controllers Redwood Ridge will support completely the same data rate 10 Gb / s, interface DisplayPort v1.1 and function DisplayPort v1.2 Redriver. At present, even the cheapest chips Thunderbolt, 2-channel Cactus Ridge, cost motherboard manufacturers at about $ 20, and many consumers expect that emergence of new generations of controllers will reduce …
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