ASMedia to Introduce USB 3.5 Controllers in 2014

ASMedia, an auspicious designer of PCIe bridges, USB 3.0 controllers and Switch IC items, announces the development of a new USB 3.5 controller. According to the preliminary information, this controller is going to support 10 Gb/sec data transfer speed, which is nearly twice higher than current USB 3.0. Earlier the launch of an advanced component was scheduled for late 2014, however, now the company is intended to officially introduce it early next year.

The decision to elaborate a speedier controller is explained by ASMedia in two ways. Firstly, the company is currently receiving more orders from motherboard manufacturers for the development of USB 3.0 hubs, due to the recent launch of Intel Haswell CPUs. Nonetheless, an enforcement of platform will sooner or later require an enforcement of various facilities, including connectivity and data transfer.

Secondly, USB 3.5 is called to rival Thunderbolt interface. It should be stressed that both interfaces feature analogous …

ASRock Showcases Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX Motherboard

ASRock is about to launch a small-sized gaming mainboard based on Z170 chipset. The Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX is developed in mini-ITX form-factor to fit compact PC systems. The model is differentiated by the implementation of High Density Glass Fabric PCB design that is called to absolutely eliminate the possibility of short circuit in case of prolonged humidity. The board also strikes the eye by an outstanding black-and-red styling.

ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX supports 6th-gen Intel LGA1151 CPUs. The PCB involves 8-phase VRM system and high-quality hardware. The range of included components boasts premium power chokes 60A, dual-stack MOSETs and supreme 12K Nichicon capacitors with 12000 hours lifespan. The model features a couple of slots for DDR4-4000 MHz memory modules, a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot, one mini-PCI-e slot, two SATA III ports, and one SATA Express port.

This motherboard is known to support configurations with three monitors. To ensure the maximal …

Motherboard ECS Z77H2-A4 Review

Chipset Intel Z77 can’t be called a novel product in the market, since it has already transformed into a customary platform for personal computers. The versatility of motherboards employing this chipset is countless, in fact, and each and every consumer is able to find the one to his specific needs. ECS boasts its own inventory of boards based on Intel Z77; Z77H2-A4 is an intermediate item between hi-end and entry-level models, due to its alluring price and improved functional facilities. This board attracts primarily thrifty customers who would like to get all modern commodities for a sensible price.

Design and Layout

Budgetary orientation of ECS Z77H2-A4 motherboard is manifested, first of all, through a diminished PCB dimensions. Nonetheless, the model accommodates a couple of PCI Express Graphics slots with the allotted twenty rails of PCI-e bus. There is no symmetric rail distribution between the slots, so the second PEG slot receives only four rails. The board’s …
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