Intel to Take Care about Power-Efficiency of Ivy Bridge Processors

The rising competition between the two giants in the manufacture of processing units, Intel and AMD, makes each of the two invent ever newer technologies and implement them in their products. The attempts to dominate in the market and win as many consumers usually develop into brand new approaches and brand new advanced facilities.



In this light, Intel is going to upgrade its Ivy Bridge processors to make them more power-efficient. But power-efficiency does not imply that processing units will show less performance; quite the contrary, the manufacturer is willing to combine an utmost performance with the maximal power efficiency level.


Currently, the most power-saving processors of Ivy Bridge generation can be found in mobile devices on Windows platform and in Apple MacBook Air devices. Their TDP level is recorded at 17W. As appears from the above mentioned, the TDP level in upgraded Ivy Bridge processors will be lower than 17W, though the developers do not voice the margin …

Zotac Announces Magnus 10 Mini-PC with Pascal GPU

Zotac International is proud to announce a new lineup of mini-PCs, equipped with Nvidia Pascal GPUs. The Magnus 10 lineup so far consists of two series: the Magnus EN1060 & the Magnus EN1070. Consequently, the first item is equipped with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 videocard, while the second one – with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 adapter. Despite this fact, all models feature identical case dimensions: 210x203x62.2 mm.



Each series includes three models. Zotac Magnus EN1060/1070 are barebone systems, void of RAM, storage subsystem & OS. Zotac Magnus EN1060/1070 Plus PCs boast the availability of 8 GB RAM (DDR4), 1 TB HDD, 120 GB M.2 SSD. The third version, Zotac Magnus EN1060/1070 Windows 10 models add support for Windows 10 Home OS.


All mini-PCs come fitted with Intel Core i5-6400T 4-core CPU that operates at 2.2 GHz (base) & 2.8 GHz (dynamic) frequency. Power supply is realized with the help of an external 180-watt PSU. All models support the installation of SD/SDXC/SDHC …

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 …
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