The third generation of chips Thunderbolt will be released in the second quarter of the next year

Data interface Thunderbolt from Intel company entered the market in February 2011 in the Apple MacBook Pro laptop. By combining in the one interface PCI Express and DisplayPort, it now offers data rates up to 10 Gbit / s. On the more common personal computers the interface began to be applied recently, as part of the laptop and PC top price category.

Intel plans to introduce a new controller interface Redwood Ridge Thunderbolt for use in personal computers in the second quarter of next year. It is likely that the new controllers will form the platform of the Shark Bay for next generation processors under the name of Haswell.

Controllers Redwood Ridge will support completely the same data rate 10 Gb / s, interface DisplayPort v1.1 and function DisplayPort v1.2 Redriver. At present, even the cheapest chips Thunderbolt, 2-channel Cactus Ridge, cost motherboard manufacturers at about $ 20, and many consumers expect that emergence of new generations of controllers will reduce …

Asus Launches Black-and-White Version of GTX 950 Adapter

Asus has added to its product line a graceful black-and-white videocard, based on GeForce GTX 950 adapter. The heart of the model is an overclocked GM206-250 GPU. Its key differentiation is the possibility to operate in two modes: Gaming – 1076/1188 MHz (base/dynamic) clock frequency & OC – 1102/1279 MHz (base/dynamic). The customer is free to switch between the profiles where relevant.

The GPU, featuring 768 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 48 TMUs, is paired with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory that runs at reference 6610 MHz frequency (128-bit rail). The interface panel consists of three video outputs: HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort and DVI-I.

The PCB boasts the implementation of Super Alloy Power II components as well as totally automatic hardware assembly line. The latter became possible thanks to Asus Auto-Extreme technology.

As far as cooling is concerned, Asus GeForce GTX 950 (codename: GTX950-OC-2GD5) is equipped with a two-slot cooler. Its framework embraces an aluminum heatsink …

Meet a New Wireless DashDrive Air AE800 External Drive from Adata

Adata is glad to announce the release of its newest universal device – Adata DashDrive Air AE800 wireless external drive. The greenhorn combines a few advanced features that bring the communication with various devices to a higher level. First of all, the AE800 comes in 500 GB capacity, which is quite enough for storing of large amount of data. Secondly, the drive is housed in an elegant case that would find its place in any environment.

Thirdly, this device is equipped with a high-speed USB 3.0 interface for a smooth data transfer process. Fourthly, DashDrive Air AE800 comes with a dedicated lithium-pol battery (5200 mAh capacity). It is used as a charge-in device for external mobile devices. The connection of those devices to the drive is realized via an onboard USB AF port.

To continue, thanks to the availability of an integrated Wi-Fi module (802.11b/g/n), the drive is able to operate as a wireless access point. The maximal amount of permissible online users …
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