Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.

This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.

To continue, Asus is one …

They Did It! Official Release of AMD Radeon HD 7990 ‘Malta’

Much rumored reference graphics adapter from AMD has been recently officially introduced. As it was suggested before, Radeon HD 7990, codenamed ‘Malta’, employs two Tahiti XT2 GPUs, each of which contains 128 TMUs, 32 rasterization blocks (ROPs), and 2048 current processors (GCN architecture). Smooth work of both graphics cores is synchronized by means of PLX PEX8747 controller that supports 48 lines of PCI Express 3.0. Nominal clock frequencies ascribed to GPUs operation equal to 950 MHz, but Turbo mode enables the increase of frequencies up to 1000 MHz.

Video memory is represented by GDDR5 memory modules, the overall capacity of which equals to 6 GB (3 GB per each graphics core). Memory modules utilize 384-bit bus and run at 6000 MHz frequency with bandwidth of 288 Gb/sec per core. The incorporated PCB accommodates a single CrossFireX socket for the creation of various graphics configurations, including Quad-CrossFireX. Video interface panel boasts the availability of …

SSD Kingston HyperX 3K Review

The opulence of solid-state drives in PC market promotes for a sufficient supply to all potential customers. Irrespective of the rich choice, some products prove to be inefficient in coping with certain tasks. Durability and fool-proof work are one of the major SSD identifying features that worry the targeted users. It should be underlined that with the development of ever newer technologies ascribed to the design of micro chips, SSDs increased their work immensely. Kingston HyperX 3K is a product with outstanding parameters and prolonged life. It is estimated for three thousand cycles of cell rewriting and predestined for mid-market sector.


SSD Kingston HyperX 3K goes in several capacity variants: 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. All the drives are developed in 2.5 inch form-factor and employ SATA 6 Gb/sec interface. Other specifications of the model line include:

— memory chips: memory type – MLC (synchronous), interface – ONFi2, technological …
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