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.


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Power Module Chieftec A80 650W Review

The requirements of customers towards contemporary power modules are quite tough. They should own good performance characteristics and high coefficient of efficiency level, as well as 80Plus marker. The latter speaks about quality and ability to satisfy the needs of any PC. However, all PSU are classified according to different criteria, so one can find appropriate product even without 80Plus standards. The compliance with those standards is realized on 115V and 230V conditions but there are a number of standards applied to 220V-240V. Power module Chieftec A80 650W doesn’t belong to the army of 80Plus products, though can boast outstanding performance and efficiency. It is primarily targeted at the segment of affordable PSU solutions.



Design and Framework


Chieftec A80 650W design is developed in a classical template common for the models with a solid frontal fan. The casing consists of a ventilation perforation, decorative grid with the brand logo, sockets for module …

ASUS Maximus V GENE Layout and Design Features

Contemporary users have become rather exigent towards the functional capabilities of various devices. That is because all people expect instant reaction of their devices on multiple requests despite the purpose of usage: either the purpose of PC employment is business or a game. High-end motherboard is able to satisfy any thoroughgoing requirements of users with any needs and preferences.


ASUS has gained reputation for being in the top list of companies which produce notebooks, PCs and computer equipment. The company has recently released a new motherboard model Maximus V GENE which is already in the top list of products of the same category.



ASUS Maximus V GENE works with Intel Core processors in mATX format. People with the particular requirements towards the design will be more than fascinated by the black and red cabinet. The density of element compactness is the most striking item in the design which leaves practically no space on the board. ASUS Maximus V GENE …
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