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.

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Philips ‘Saturates’ New Monitors with a Bunch of Useful Technologies

MMD Monitors & Displays, a company entitled to distribute LCD-displays under Philips brand, has recently unveiled a new line of monitors targeting various consumer groups. Corporate-centered line comprises a model of Cinemascope format with 21:9 aspect ratio and two B2B models: 27 inch PLS-monitor with a super-high definition (2560x1440) and IPS-monitor with ErgoSensor technology that takes care about the user’s posture.

Philips 298P4QJEB features 29 inch display and is based on IPS array. An unusual aspect ratio of 21:9 is supposed to be its main peculiar characteristic. The implementation of Multiview mode promotes for the increase of efficiency, due to the screen division into two parts and the possibility to work with two sources simultaneously. AH-IPS technology ensures accurate imaging and wholesome display of bright colors.

Philips 272P4QPJKEB is able to totally transform all ideas about sharpness. It features 27 inch display with an advanced resolution of …

BitFenix Offers a Small-Sized Phenom Mini-ITX PC Chassis

BitFenix has expanded its Phenom series of PC cases with a new small-sized model – the Phenom Mini-ITX. It features 250x330x374 mm dimensions and comes in two color variations: back and white. The chassis is made of steel with plastic inclusions and has got SofTouch coating. Irrespective of the envelope, the greenhorn offers quite appropriate internal spacing for the creation of a modern PC system.

BitFenix Phenom Mini-ITX comes with a single 5.25-inch drive bay and is able to accommodate up to six 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives. It also has a removable FlexCage drive bay. Besides, the framework includes a dedicated adapter for 5.25-inch devices; if it is removed, the chassis is ready to house up to six 3.5-inch items and up to eleven 2.5-inch items.

Internal space is optimal for rather lengthy graphics cards, up to 330 mm, on condition of a removed FlexCage. The maximal height of CPU coolers should not exceed 175 mm. Special attention has been paid to the cooling system. …
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