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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Welcome Specialties by PowerColor – AXRX 580 4GBD5-3DHDV2/OC and AXRX 580 8GBD5-3DHDV2/OC Graphics Cards

PowerColor continues to broaden its video cards range and releases two novelties of the Radeon RX 580 line – Red Dragon V2 OC of the 4 and 8 GB memory capacity. Codenames of these devices are AXRX 580 4GBD5-3DHDV2/OC and AXRX 580 8GBD5-3DHDV2/OC.



Frequency rates of 4 GB and 8 GB Radeon RX 580 Red Dragon V2 OC differ. The sample with 4 GB GDDR5 features the 1,350/1,750 (7,000) MHz (core/memory) values, and the model with 8 GB buffer VRAM operates at 1,350/2,000 (8,000) MHz. The factory core clock equals to 10 MHz, however, practically the difference may be greater owing to dynamic overclocking technology peculiarities of the PowerColor cards and the reference Radeon RX 580 sample. The manufacturer has not overclocked memory chipsets.


The Red Dragon V2 OC cooling system is designed with at least one copper nickel-plated heat pipe, an aluminium plates array and two 80 mm fans. PowerColor AXRX 580 4GBD5-3DHDV2/OC and AXRX 580 8GBD5-3DHDV2/OC are approximately 25 cm long and …

BitFenix Offers Neos Chassis in 6 Color Variations

BitFenix Design Lab announces the release of a new PC chassis entitled Neos. Its major attraction is the availability of six different color versions of enclosures. Moreover, some of the models come with an acrylic window on the side panel but the others have a blind facet. Upon the whole, Neos boasts a durable steel case of 470x185x429 mm dimensions, featuring mid-tower form-factor.



BitFenix Neos is intended to support motherboards of ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX standard. The layout offers a couple of external 5.25-inch drive seats, three internal 3.5-inch drive seats, as well as three internal 2.5-inch drive seats. Expansion facilities are maintained by means of seven PCI expansion slots. It should be noted that the chassis’ layout presumes individual placement of bays for the drives, dedicated screwless mounting for ODD, and special apertures for cable management.


All the models are equipped with a single pre-installed rear fan of 120 mm dimensional type. In addition, …
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