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, …

AMD reduces the prices for range of video cards Radeon HD 7000

Today, more affordable prices on video cards series AMD Southern Islands for desktop PCs come into effect. The formal reason for reducing the cost of these solutions is the start of selling single-chip flagship Radeon HD 7970 GE. The most significant price reduction ($ 50) affected the high-end Radeon HD 7970, HD 7950 and HD 7870. Their new recommended price is now 430, 350 and 300 dollars respectively. At 10-20 dollars dropped Radeon HD 7850 (new price $ 240), Radeon HD 7770 ($ 120) and Radeon HD 7750 ($ 100).

Among the manufacturers of the disbanded Tahiti XT will be at least three companies — XFX, Sapphire and PowerColor / Club 3D. Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 have a cuddle GeForce GTX 670, Radeon HD 7850 is now $ 10 cheaper than GeForce GTX 570 and Radeon HD 7750 is the same as and GeForce GT 640 DDR3.

So, the developer of Advanced Micro Devices has established a new suggested retail price for the video cards Radeon. Before those price tags will be seen in shops it will …

Motherboard ECS Z77H2-A4 Review

Chipset Intel Z77 can’t be called a novel product in the market, since it has already transformed into a customary platform for personal computers. The versatility of motherboards employing this chipset is countless, in fact, and each and every consumer is able to find the one to his specific needs. ECS boasts its own inventory of boards based on Intel Z77; Z77H2-A4 is an intermediate item between hi-end and entry-level models, due to its alluring price and improved functional facilities. This board attracts primarily thrifty customers who would like to get all modern commodities for a sensible price.

Design and Layout

Budgetary orientation of ECS Z77H2-A4 motherboard is manifested, first of all, through a diminished PCB dimensions. Nonetheless, the model accommodates a couple of PCI Express Graphics slots with the allotted twenty rails of PCI-e bus. There is no symmetric rail distribution between the slots, so the second PEG slot receives only four rails. The board’s …
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