Inno3D Demonstrates Two GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Graphics Cards

As opposed to the army of companies that launched practically identical to the prototype GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost graphics cards, Inno3D has elaborated two own versions which dramatically differ from Nvidia’s sample. The major difference lies in an efficient cooling system and production overclocking. The first model, marked as Inno3D GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost iChill, is equipped with a highly efficient cooler ‘iChill’ and features 7% production overclocking. The other model, marked as Inno3D GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost, comes without overclocked frequencies, although its hardware components promote for the conducting of various clock frequency tests.

Both novels take GK106 as the basis. The GPU is developed under 28 nm technological process and features 768 CUDA cores, 64 texturing blocks, and 16 rasterization blocks. In regard to frequencies, Inno3D GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost iChill is clocked at 1050 MHz in nominal mode, but can be overclocked up to 1102 MHz in GPU Boost …

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 …

Gigabyte Showcases a Couple of Gaming Mainboards with Onboard Liquid Coolers

Gigabyte teamed up with EK Water Blocks in order to develop a pair of off-beat motherboards. The GA-X99-Ultra-Gaming-EK and the GA-Z170X-Gaming 7-EK are differentiated from their predecessors by the integration of EK-Supremacy EVO X99 & EK-FB GA-Z170X waterblocks. The latter is sure to cool down not only the CPU and its environment but also key components of the power subsystem.

Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming-EK is developed on Intel X99 chipset, targeting Intel Core i7 CPUs for Socket LGA2011-3 platform. The PCB offers 8 DIMM slots for DDR4-3600 MHz memory (up to 128 GB), four PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots and a single PCIe 2.0 x1 slot. The ATX motherboard features 305x244 mm dimensions.

Storage subsystem of the model is represented by one M.2 Socket 3 slot, one U.2 slot, one SATA Express port as well as eight SATA III (6 Gb/sec) ports. One more M.2 Socket 1 is occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. 7-1 channel audio subsystem is based on Realtek ALC1150 controller, whereas …
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