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.


By and large, …

Thermalright Readies Le Grand Macho Passive Cooler

Thermalright decided to gladden all devotees of ultra-quiet PC systems by designing an efficient passive cooler – Le Grand Macho. This is a conventional tower cooler, supporting new and outdated CPUs of up to 95 W TDP. Hence, the greenhorn is compatible with Intel LGA 775/115x/1366/2011/2011-3 as well as AMD FM2/FM2+/FM1/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ platforms.



Initially, Thermalright Le Grand Macho is void of any fan; nonetheless, its framework presupposes the installation of one or two high-efficiency fans (120/140 mm), which are able to cope with 300-watt CPUs.


The cooler consists of a nickel-plated base, seven heatpipes and a voluminous aluminum heatsink with 35 fins. The latter come with perforations which counteract air between the plates with low air resistance. The base features a convex-shaped contact surface (that optimizes cooling efficiency) and is perfectly polished. Seven 6-mm heatpipes are solidly integrated into the base, ensuring ideal heat dissipation.


The …

New Riing Silent 12 Pro Cooler from Thermaltake Was Spotted

Thermaltake hit the market with an exceptional CPU cooler, entitled Riing Silent 12 Pro. The model is available in two color palettes: blue & red. There the differentiation dropped. Both greenhorns support the majority of modern PC platforms, including Intel Socket LGA2011-3/775/115x/1366/2011 & AMD Socket FM1/FM2/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+.



Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 Pro coolers are able to cool down CPUs with the maximal TDP of 170 W. Their framework consists of 6 nickel-plated copper heatpipes, a voluminous heatsink with aluminum fins as well as a single 120-mm fan. The latter is based on hydraulic bearing, estimated for 40.000 hours of foolproof operation.


The included fan might rotate within the range from 500 to 1400 RPM. Its blades are sure to provide for up to 53 CFM airflow at up to 19 dB noise. The connection of a fan is realized via a 4-pin connector. Furthermore, the user is free to employ an additional LNC adapter which reduces fan rotational range (300-700 RPM) and …
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