Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.

This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.

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Mushkin Releases SSDs for Ultra-Thin Devices

Tendencies of the the past twelve months vividly demonstrate that ultra-thin devices are gradually replacing traditional laptops and nettops. Indeed, ultrabooks are becoming in great demand as with corporate clients, so with average customers. This is explained firstly by their ultra-compact and ultra-convenient design, and secondly, by their unmatched performance and data storage facilities. The latter is secured by dedicated SSD solutions which are delivered in compact format. Mushkin follows the current market tendencies, introducing ultra-compact SSD series, codenamed 7mm Enhanced Chronos Deluxe.

The 7mm Chronos Deluxe series is represented by six models of 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. They have been developed as an alternative to the Chronos Deluxe 9.3 mm SSD line with the aim to absolutely comply with ultrabook form-factor. All the models of new series are based on LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. They employ NAND MLC synchronous flash-memory and …

Point of View GeForce GT 640: power-efficient graphics

Company Point of View has presented the first card of GeForce 600 category — Point of View GeForce GT 640, created on the basis of GPU nVidia.

GeForce GT 640 is a power-efficient graphics processor with little heat-emission index. It is developed in compliance with 28 nm technological process and based on Kepler architecture. GPU is equipped with 384 universal processors, and supports key technologies nVidia, such as adaptive vertical synchronization, smoothing FXAA and nVidia Surround — a technology that allows to connect up to three monitors simultaneously. Also the model supports stereoscopic 3D mode.

Graphics card Point of View GeForce GT 640 has got three video outputs — Dual Link DVI, HDMI and VGA, and is available in 1 GB and 2 GB video-memory versions of DDR3 type. In comparison with the previous generations of GeForce grapics cards, new nVidia GeForce GT 640 boasts high efficiency showings — up to 30%.

To continue, the new product is designed to bridge …
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