Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional Review

Requirements of customers towards computer hardware differ relying on their needs. People with modest desires tend to gather systems with average specifications, while gamers and enthusiasts try to wring every possible bit, MB, GB, etc., from their PCs and hardware. Motherboard integration is usually given a special attention, since it will directly influence the overall performance. ASRock understands the desire of people with heightened demands, primarily gamers, and offers an efficient solution in the form of motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional that will be a perfect match for high-end systems within middle-sized chassis.

Design and Integration

The application of black-red color scheme is supposed to be a distinctive feature of Fatal1ty series. At the first glimpse the customer won't see any extraordinary approaches in design; nevertheless more close look will unveil all the facilities ASRock motherboard offers. The first distinctive feature is digital …

Thermaltake Outs Core P5 Green Edition Chassis

A few months after the release of a chassis with an entirely open-air design, Thermaltake decided to release one more modular solution but with a gaudy exterior. The Core P5 Green Edition boasts bright-green coloring of one of the side plates as well as totally transparent other panels. The middle-tower case features 608x333x570 mm dimensions, similar to its predecessor. Likewise, the greenhorn has received analogous hardware base.

Therefore, Thermaltake Core P5 Green Edition is targeting the installation of mini-ITX, micro-ATX and full ATX motherboards with up to 8 expansion slots. Internal spacing offers 4 slots for 3.5-/2.5-inch drives and allows for the installation of quite long graphics cards (up to 320 mm), high CPU coolers (up to 180 mm) and standard power supply units (up to 200 mm in length).

The chassis might be cooled down by four 120-mm or three 140-mm fans, located on the left-side panel. As an alternative to the air cooling, the user can integrate …

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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