Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.

Layout and Connectivity

In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).

The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Asus Boasts One More Graphics Adapter with a Two-Slot Cooler

Asus has replenished its graphics card series based on Kepler architecture with a brand variation of one-chip GeForce GTX 680 adapter. Brand Asus GeForce GTX 680 card has been developed on an original in design circuit board and is notable by the doubled to 4GB GDDR5 memory capacity. Nevertheless, the most outstanding characteristic of a new product is the implementation of a two-slot cooling system, codenamed DirectCU II. Earlier Asus equipped its GeForce GTX 680 adapters with three-slot coolers.

The company decided to concentrate mainly on the introduction of an uncommon cooling system, leaving all frequency showings identical to the recommended by Nvidia index. Thus, graphics core operates at 1006 MHz frequency, while memory module works at 6008 MHz. Memory chips are soldered on both sides of the circuit board. The reverse side of PCB is covered by an aluminum plate that is in direct contact with GDDR5 chips.

Some IT professionals dare assuming that the rejection of …

MSI to Release Wind Top AG2712 All-in-One PC in Short Order

Unveiled at CeBIT 2013, Wind Top AG2712 all-in-one PC is soon going to be released by MSI officially. This model proudly joined MSI Gaming series product line and boasts a massy set of components targeting gamers. It operates under Windows 8 OS and is delivered with an external PSU of 180W power. Overall PC dimensions equal to 672.23x482.96x66 mm.

Wind Top AG2712 features 27-inch display with LED backlit and Full HD resolution (1920x1080). This all-in-one solution is based on four-core Intel Core i7-3630QM processor, running at 2.4 GHz in regular mode and at 3.4 GHz in Turbo mode, and employs Intel HM77 Express chipset. Graphics facilities are introduced by Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M adapter (3 GB/DDR5). Memory subsystem allows the incorporation of up to 16 GB SO-DIMM RAM of DDR3-1333 MHz type; however, the user will have to acquire RAM modules separately from the product.

This model is notable by the ability to respond up to ten simultaneous touches. Its connectivity …
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