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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LG Touch 10: Marching in Step with Windows 8

Recent launch of Windows 8 has triggered the appearance of devices based on this platform. All-in-one PCs, smartphones, pads, and monitors supporting the newly arrived platform are growing by leaps and bounds. LG marches in step with the advanced development and announces the release of a new PC monitor, Touch 10 (ET83 model). According to the company's intentions, Touch 10 is going to become a pioneer in its class thanks to unmatched physical and functional characteristics.



Touch 10 will be based on IPS touchscreen, featuring 32 inch dimensions. The implementation of IPS panel type is called to ensure a wide range of visual benefits, starting from good viewing angles, and finishing with a perfect color rendering. It should be stated that this monitor will be fully controlled by Windows 8 OS, and thus will support its all basic options. One of the chief peculiarities unveiled by the manufacturer is the possibility to identify up to ten simultaneous touches. This allows the user …

Intel Claims Its Clover Trail More Efficient than Tegra 3

The stonewall in the tablet and mobile CPU segment is gradually mounting, with Intel and Nvidia increasing their influence and rivalry. Hence, Intel's developers claim that its latest tablet processor, two-core Atom Clover Trail, surpasses Nvidia's Tegra 3 in both performance and power consumption. To be precise, Clover Trail proves to be more efficient in a range of applications, but at the same time, it consumes power twice less than its counterpart. To exemplify such claims, Intel takes Imagination Technologies graphics that consumes less power than Tegra 3.



Numerous testing results conducted by Intel and some leading IT analysts demonstrate that Tegra 3 with four main cores and one additional core is slower that Clover Trail. Testing of performance and power consumption has been held on Microsoft Surface RT with Tegra 3 chip and Windows 8 tablet with Clover Trail chip. Nevertheless, Intel hasn't conducted any comparison in mobile OS from Google.


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