Intel Broadwell CPUs will Get BGA Casing

The Internet community is energetically discussing unofficial info concerning the future Intel's Broadwell processors. According to the yet unacknowledged data, Intel will branch off from currently traditional LGA casings in favor to a more advanced BGA solution. At present all CPUs designed by Intel specifically for desktop platforms feature LGA (Land Grid Array) casings which allow the users to upgrade their systems without any hassle. On LGA implementation, the chip is housed within a socket and contacts with the motherboard. As a result, the user might change one chip to the other only with similar set of contacts.

The launch of Intel Broadwell processors, which is planned for 2014, might dramatically change the situation for customers. Most probably Intel will refuse from LGA casings and accommodate all new CPUs in BGA ones, marking the change of Haswell generation to the future Broadwell generation developed under 14 nm technological process. BGA (Ball Grid Array) …

SilverStone Launches 4-Port ECU01 PCI Expansion Card

Taking into account an ever increasing demand for USB 3.0 interfaces, SilverStone has elaborated a dedicated PCI expansion card, entitled ECU01. The card is designed in a low-profile form-factor with the support for PCI Express 2.0 x2 bus. It features a pair of 19-contact USB 3.0 sockets, each of which offers two USB 3.0 ports.

In keeping with the manufacturer, this comprehensive model is called to satisfy the need for high-speed interfaces, absent with old-fashioned systems. For sure, the amount of connectivity ports integrated within the motherboards (usually of entry-level/budgetary standard) is not always enough for enthusiasts and gamers. Hence, there can appear an acute need for additional expansion cards, like ECU01.

SilverStone ECU01 is based on Etron EJ198 controller, featuring an additional SATA interface that is responsible for an efficient power supply. Moreover, the model supports UASP protocol that accelerates data transfer speed. If the current OS does not …

Power Supply Unit Hiper Type M900 Review

The market of power supply units is full of beneficial options from a range of designers. Some of them are resplendent with new products rather often, the others release the units rather seldom but right on target. Hiper belongs exactly to the last mentioned designers, rejoicing its potential customers with only high-quality solutions. PSU Hiper Type M900 is a worthy representative of M series that is known to be efficient in the majority of operational modes. Let’s review this model in more details.

General Information

Hiper Type M900 is delivered in a small-sized cardbox with a convenient handle. The unit itself is housed in a matte black case with a spacious ventilation grid covering a high-performance fan. All key specifications can be found at the unit’s case: +12VDC rail is able to handle 900 W power at 75 A; the correlation of power on +12VDC rail with the total power makes up the maximal 1.0 index.

Sockets and Connectors

This power supply unit …
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