The third generation of chips Thunderbolt will be released in the second quarter of the next year

Data interface Thunderbolt from Intel company entered the market in February 2011 in the Apple MacBook Pro laptop. By combining in the one interface PCI Express and DisplayPort, it now offers data rates up to 10 Gbit / s. On the more common personal computers the interface began to be applied recently, as part of the laptop and PC top price category.

Intel plans to introduce a new controller interface Redwood Ridge Thunderbolt for use in personal computers in the second quarter of next year. It is likely that the new controllers will form the platform of the Shark Bay for next generation processors under the name of Haswell.

Controllers Redwood Ridge will support completely the same data rate 10 Gb / s, interface DisplayPort v1.1 and function DisplayPort v1.2 Redriver. At present, even the cheapest chips Thunderbolt, 2-channel Cactus Ridge, cost motherboard manufacturers at about $ 20, and many consumers expect that emergence of new generations of controllers will reduce …

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, …

Enermax Unleashes PSU Platimax 1350W

Enermax Technology Corp., a leading supplier of power supply units, chassis, and other PC hardware, announces the release of powerful PSU, codenamed Platimax 1350W. This model is primarily targeting enthusiasts and professionals who appreciate reliability and endurance in the 'toughest' conditions. The PSU is destined to manage up to 1350W loading at +12V line, with the peak loading of 1600W.

All potential customers will be drawn by the utmost efficiency that fluctuates within the measures of 89%-94%. Such outstanding characteristics allowed the product to receive general acknowledgement and 80 Plus Platinum certificate. Platimax 1350W model employs good quality capacitors and features removable cable scheme. The manufacturer offers also five-year limited warranty along with PSU.

Platimax 1350W is equipped with ten- and 12-contact sockets for the future graphics cards and CPU generations, as well as, with a dedicated security system protecting the device from emergency …
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