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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Chassis Chieftec Libra LF-01B-OP Review

Chieftec is the company that tries to satisfy the needs of any customer, by supplying multifarious PC hardware. Its latest chassis series, codenamed Libra, is primarily aiming at gamers due to its splashy design and elaborated layout. Chassis Libra LF-01B-OP is a senior model in the series that is distinguished by a more distinct gaming directionality: ATX form-factor, bottom-part PSU localization, a line of fans, dock station for hard drives, and some other pleasing facilities.


Chieftec Libra LF-01B-OP is notable by restrained design peculiarities with a bit rounded angles and straight lines. The casing is totally black from the outside and inside with the wee bit dull surfacing. The upper panel is made of plastic; its larger part is taken by a grid that serves a means of hot air blow-out. Closer to its front part, one can find a dock station for 3.5/2.5-inch drives and a recess for peripheral components. Interface panel is introduced by two USB 3.0 ports and the …

Aerocool Puts on Sale Templarius Imperator PSU Series

Aerocool Advanced Technologies has launched one more brand PSU series. This time the line of products has been entitled Templarius Imperator to correspond to its magnificent design. Magnificence is seen in an elaborate combination of style and color: instead of traditional black and gold colors, the manufacturer has implemented white and silver colors of casing. More dramatic effect is ensured by the built-in white LED backlight.

Templarius Imperator is represented by five models of 550W/650W/750W/850W/1150W power. All tenderfoot power supply units correspond to 80Plus standard, though there are variations within the classes. Thus, the senior model of 1150W power features 80Plus Gold certificate due to its high efficiency level (more than 90%); 850W and 750W models are known to demonstrate up to 88% efficiency that allowed them to get 80Plus Silver certificate. Junior models 650W and 550W feature 80Plus Bronze standard, since their average efficiency level does not go higher …
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