ASMedia to Introduce USB 3.5 Controllers in 2014

ASMedia, an auspicious designer of PCIe bridges, USB 3.0 controllers and Switch IC items, announces the development of a new USB 3.5 controller. According to the preliminary information, this controller is going to support 10 Gb/sec data transfer speed, which is nearly twice higher than current USB 3.0. Earlier the launch of an advanced component was scheduled for late 2014, however, now the company is intended to officially introduce it early next year.



The decision to elaborate a speedier controller is explained by ASMedia in two ways. Firstly, the company is currently receiving more orders from motherboard manufacturers for the development of USB 3.0 hubs, due to the recent launch of Intel Haswell CPUs. Nonetheless, an enforcement of platform will sooner or later require an enforcement of various facilities, including connectivity and data transfer.


Secondly, USB 3.5 is called to rival Thunderbolt interface. It should be stressed that both interfaces feature analogous …

Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D Review

When all the turmoil connected with the launch of new Intel Haswell processors becalmed, potential customers could finally get their own opinion about CPU facilities and decide whether an upgrade is a sensible move. A flagship motherboard from Biostar, entitled Hi-Fi Z87X 3D, proves that it worth the effort. Biostar was one of the first manufacturers in the market to pay much attention to audio subsystem. Hence, all the best audio elaborations have been aptly implemented in its flagship board.



General Specifications


Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D positions itself as the motherboard for overclocking, featuring:

— chipset: Intel Z87;

— form-factor: ATX, dimensions – 305x244 mm;

— socket and supported processors: Socket 1150, Intel Haswell Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— built-in graphics core: Intel HD Graphics 4600;

— memory: type – DDR3, capacity – up to 32 GB, clock frequencies – 1066 MHz – 2800 (OC) MHz;

— expansion slots: three PCI-e 2.0 x1, two …

Palit Intros GeForce GTX 750 KalmX Graphics Card

Palit, one of the world largest manufacturers of graphics cards, came up to the market with one more edition to the GeForce GTX 750 series – the GeForce GTX 750 KalmX. The model employs etalon PCB with PCIe 3.0 x16 interface and a two-slot passive cooling system. The latter accommodates a massive nickel-plated heatsink, consisting of 43 thin fins, and two heatpipes that connect the heatsink with a copper base. The unique model is already available in German online-stores for 114.9 EUR.



Plait GeForce GTX 750 KalmX is geared up by GM107-300 GPU (28 nm, Maxwell architecture) with 512 CUDA cores. Its base/efficient clock frequency makes up 1020 MHz/1185 MHz. The chip is accompanied by 2 GB of GDDR5 memory with 128-bit interface; its operational clock frequency approximates 5010 MHz.


The list of external interfaces, which are located on the rear panel, includes a couple of DVI ports and a single mini-HDMI port. One should take into consideration that the card is void of an …
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