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.


By and large, …

Meet U2477PWQ Monitor with 4K Resolution from AOC

As a rule, manufacturers introduce 4K Ultra HD resolution to 27-inch or even larger monitors. AOC decided to break the rules by incorporating 3840x2160 pixels into its newest 23.6-inch display, entitled U2477PWQ. Having in disposal less screen area, the pixels are located more densely to provide for the high-quality imaging. Along with a huge visibility area, the model features 16:9 aspect ratio to further improve visual representation.



AOC U2477PWQ is based on PLS panel that covers 100% of sRGB environment and offers the maximal viewing angles (178/178 degrees). The model boasts 300 cd/m2 brightness, 4 ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast (50M:1 dynamic contrast), and 16.7 million of displayed colors.


The monitor is housed in a textured frame, supplemented by a transparent stand. The latter allows adjusting the display’s height, swivel and angle of slope as well as transferring the screen to portrait mode. In addition, it is equipped with VESA bracket for …

Asus Launches Top-Notch ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti Graphics Card

Asus is happy to introduce, upon its own statement, the most efficient graphics card based on Nvidia’s GTX 980 adapter. The ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti is by 18.7% faster than all other reference analogues. Its advantage in some gaming applications achieves stunning 21.6%. Besides, the customers are able to further boost its performance due to ROG GPU Tweak II utility.



Asus ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti employs an overclocked version of GM200-310 GPU. In OC gaming mode its clock frequencies make up 1216 MHz/1317 MHz (base/dynamic), whereas in Gaming mode these showings achieve 1190 MHz/1290 MHz margin. As far as memory is concerned, it’s introduced by GDDR5 modules (6 GB, 384-bit rail), running at 7200 MHz frequency.


Cooling is entrusted to DirectCU II cooler with direct touch technology and a pair of fans. The latter provide for the decrease of heat by 30% as well as triple cut of noise level, if compared with the reference cooler. Power is supplied via two 8-pin connectors.

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