Three New PC Cases from Lian Li for mini-ITX Motherboards

Lian Li has recently introduced three new PC chassis compatible with the motherboards of mini-ITX standard. Codenamed PC-Q27, PC-Q28 and PC-Q30, these cases replenished the 'Q' series and are called to replace more out-dated predecessors. The first two models in the row replace the earlier launched PC-Q07 and PC-Q25, while PC-Q30 is only a prototype that substantially differs from from its companions.

All three models are distinguished by a quite new approach to the motherboard fixture. Hence, instead of traditional trays, Lian Li employs two rails that fix the board. What is more, the designer has implemented quite a different system of side panels mounting.

The first PC case, PC-Q27, features 200x321x240 mm dimensions and is estimated for the installation of a single 5.25-inch drive, two 3.5-inch bays that support the installation of drives of 2.5-inch form-factor. The integrated cooling system consists of a single frontal 120 mm fan.

The second model, PC-Q28, is …

Corsair Launches Graphite 760T Chassis with a Half-Transparent Panel

Corsair has just started the sales of its newest Full-Tower chassis, entitled Graphite 760T. The new entry features 567x246x564 mm dimensions and is available in two color variations: black and white. The most remarkable peculiarity ascribed to the model is a half-transparent side panel, fixed by special loops. Such framework allows for the integration of system components with a striking design and might become a real attraction in home environment.

Corsair Gpaphite 760T is thought to accommodate motherboards of ATX, E-ATX, Flex-ATX, XL-ATX, and SSI-CEB standard. Its internal layout houses nine PCI expansion slots, three 5.25-inch drive bays, and six 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives. I/O panel, located on the top facet, contains a pair of standard 3.5 mm audio sockets and four USB ports (2x 3.0 version, 2x 2.0 version).

To continue, the chassis comes with a well-considered cable management system, where each cable has its own place. Cooling system is represented by two onboard …

ARM Readies Cortex-A72 and Mali-T880 for Mobile Devices

ARM has just announced a series of solutions for the upcoming next-generation mobile SoC. The most notable developments are Cortex-A72 processor and Mali-T880 graphics. According to the manufacturer, both components will be interconnected within SoC by means of CoreLink – CCI-500. The launch of new items is scheduled for 2016. Rockchip, MediaTek and HiSilicon are among the companies to integrate both elaborations into their products.

It should be noted that Cortex- A72 is a successor of Cortex-A57, taking analogous 64-bit operations but demonstrating three times higher performance. The new-comer will be designed under 16 nm FinFET+ technological process. Its layout corresponds to big.LITTLE framework requirements; this promotes for its combination with other ARM cores.

As far as Mali-T880 GPU is concerned, it provides for 1.8 response time increase if compared with the Mali-T760 model. Herewith, its power consumption is reduced by 40%. Moreover, this GPU might support 4K …
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