Intel Debuts with an 'Ever Efficient' Motherboard DX79SR

Intel has officially introduced its new motherboard codenamed DX79SR. According to the company's developers, this board is the most functional one among all models ever released by Intel. One won't find it difficult to guess that the release of DX79SR is devoted to the announcement of a flagship processor Intel Core i7-3970X EE which breaks all records in terms of power-efficiency: its TDP level is estimated at 150W.

Motherboard Intel DX79SR is developed in ATX form-factor. It is compatible with LGA2011 socket and operates under Intel X79 Express chipset. The manufacturer alloted eight 240-contact slots for SDRAM memory of DDR3-2400+ type; the overall capacity of system memory might achieve 64 GB. Intel HD Audio is represented by 10-channel subsystem (7.1+2 channels with independent current transfer) with five analog outputs and optical S/PDIF output.

Motherboard extension facilities include three slots for PCI-e 3.0 x16 expansion cards, a couple of PCI-e x1 slots, and a …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.

Layout and Connectivity

In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).

The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Asustor Outs AS6 Series NAS Servers

Asustor has replenished its production line with a pair of NAS servers – AS6202T & AS6204T — which joined AS 6 Series lineup. The new-comers are estimated for the installation of 2 and 4 drives correspondingly with the maximal aggregate capacity of 12 TB and 24 TB. The drives might be joined into various arrays, including RAID 0/1/5/6, RAID Single, JBOD, RAID 1/5 + Hot Spare, etc. Both items run under ADM OS and are backed by a 3-year’s limited warranty.

Asustor AS6 network storages boast a vertical rack construction. They are based on a 4-core Intel Celeron N3150 CPU that operates at 1.6 GHz frequency with the overclocking possibility of 2.08 GHz. The CPU is accompanied by 4 GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory. The models are characterized by rich connectivity options; they offer 3x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 2x eSATA ports, 1x HDMI 1.4b port, 2x gigabit Ethernet ports, S/PDIF port, and IR.

Drive trays accommodate dedicated locks. Besides, the manufacturer has added Hot …
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