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.


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Graphics Adapter Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost with Modified Frequencies

Taking the lead from a number of Nvidia’s partners, Gigabyte has launched its own sample piece of GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost graphics adapter. It is differentiated primarily by modified GPU and memory frequencies, as well as by an improved PCB design. The latter employs Ultra Durable 2 technology that stipulates the implementation of high-quality hardware components, including ferrite chokes, solid-state capacitors, and Low RDS Mosfets transistors with reduced resistance on mode changes.



Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost is based on GK106 GPU, developed under 28 nm technological process. Its nominal frequency has been increased from the reference 980 MHz to 1033 MHz, while its dynamic frequency has been changed from 1032 MHz to 1098 MHz. This graphics adapter is furnished with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, which clock frequencies have been, vice versa, lowered: nominal index dropped from 1502 MHz to 1250 MHz, dynamic index dropped from 6008 MHz to 5000 MHz.


This model employs …

Welcome a Novelty from Acer – a 38” XR382CQK Monitor

Once again Acer decided to impress customers and launched an advanced 38-inch monitor under the XR382CQK codename. The Taiwan company has produced a specialty with a refined curved IPS-panel featuring a 2.3 m curvature radius, 10 bits of colour precision and the 100% coverage of the sRGB colour gamut.



The resolution of Acer XR382CQK is 3,440 х 1,600 pixels. This product offers the 5 msec response time, the 75 Hz refresh rate, the 300 cd/m² brightness, as well as 172° and 178° view angles (horizontally and vertically respectively).


On the backside of the device one can find a DisplayPort, an HDMI, a four-port USB 3.0 hub and a Type-C USB 3.0 connector. The 7 W stereospeakers and the AMD FreeSync technology support should also be highlighted.


The XR382CQK display by Acer is already available to official retailers at the estimated cost of $1,300.
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