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.


To continue, Asus is one …

MSI Introduces A88XI AC Motherboard for FM2+ Platform

The product line of MSI’s mini-ITX motherboards now welcomes a new-comer: the MSI A88XI AC. It takes AMD A88X chipset for Socket FM2+ platform as the basis; this implies the support for AMD Athlon and AMD A series CPUs (of all generations). The PCB offers two DIMM slots for the integration of DDR3-2133 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB). Upon the whole, this model is able to offer much more than other small-sized boards.



The MSI A88XI AC accommodates 4x SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports for the connection of drives and 1x PCI-e 3.0 x16 socket for the implementation of an add-on card. Network options are secured as by gigabit Ethernet controller, so by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac modules. External I/O panel houses three audio ports, one S/PDIF out, one RJ-45, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, one PS/2 Combo port, and three video ports (HDMI, DVI-D and D-Sub).


Moreover, the support for 8-channel sound production (due to Realtek ALC887) and HDMI video port entails the playback of 4K Ultra HD …

The Cube-Shaped Desktop PC DB4 Fanless Silent SL by Orio Spec

DB4 Fanless Silent SL is a desktop PC in the form of the cube by Orio Spec. It possesses STREACOM’s mini-ITX case “DB4” without fans. Besides, this desktop PC makes no noise and is produced with a 3.20 GHz Intel Core i3-6100T dual-core CPU.



DB4 Fanless Silent SL’s mother board features an Intel HD video adapter (with one HDMI, one VGA and one DVI-D ports) and an Intel H110 Express chip set. The cube-shaped desktop PC is also configured with a 8 GB PC4-17000 DDR4 RAM (4 GBx2), a 120 GB SSD (Samsung 750 EVO), four USB 2.0 connectors, two USB 3.0 connectors and one Gigabit LAN (RJ45) port.


Speaking about operating systems one should admit, that the DB4 Fanless Silent SL is compatible with Windows 10 Home 64-bit or Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, which is optional.

This model is now estimated to cost approximately $1,084 or 120,000 Yen.
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