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 …

Zotac Announces Magnus 10 Mini-PC with Pascal GPU

Zotac International is proud to announce a new lineup of mini-PCs, equipped with Nvidia Pascal GPUs. The Magnus 10 lineup so far consists of two series: the Magnus EN1060 & the Magnus EN1070. Consequently, the first item is equipped with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 videocard, while the second one – with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 adapter. Despite this fact, all models feature identical case dimensions: 210x203x62.2 mm.

Each series includes three models. Zotac Magnus EN1060/1070 are barebone systems, void of RAM, storage subsystem & OS. Zotac Magnus EN1060/1070 Plus PCs boast the availability of 8 GB RAM (DDR4), 1 TB HDD, 120 GB M.2 SSD. The third version, Zotac Magnus EN1060/1070 Windows 10 models add support for Windows 10 Home OS.

All mini-PCs come fitted with Intel Core i5-6400T 4-core CPU that operates at 2.2 GHz (base) & 2.8 GHz (dynamic) frequency. Power supply is realized with the help of an external 180-watt PSU. All models support the installation of SD/SDXC/SDHC …

Thecus Showcases N7710-G and N8810U-G NAS Models

Thecus has gladdened all PC enthusiasts by announcing two new NAS servers, codenamed N7710-G and N8810U-G. Both models are a combination of high efficiency, well-tried network platform for SMB, high-quality hardware base, and appropriate support software. The manufacturer promises to make them available in late March at the price tag of $1335 for the first model and $2400 for the second one.

The N7710-G and N8810U-G are equipped with a powerful Intel Pentium G850 processor, as well as with dedicated network modules that support 10GbE technology. The latter ensures 10 times faster transfer speeds than usual gigabit connection does. Therefore, both storages can efficiently handle all present-day tasks and are sure to handle even more hard-driving ones in the future.

The couple supports all updated RAID configurations (JBOD, 0, 1, 5, 6, 10), which allow the customer to select the most efficient storage options. Additionally, the models support RAID 50 that enables the …
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