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 …

ASUS is releasing ROG Vulcan PRO headphones for gamers

ASUS is preparing to release new gaming headphones by Republic Of Gamers family with codename ASUS ROG Vulcan PRO. They are the successor to the Vulcan ANC, which received great popularity with players around the world.

The main difference of new headphones is the availability of sound processor ROG Spitfire, which does not require installing any additional software — everything functions at the hardware level. It allows you to optimize performance sound by activating one of the three modes using special keys:

FPS EQ — designed for fans of the genre of FPS and allows players to hear important game details to better determine the position of the enemy;

7.1 virtual surround — provides emulation playback volume 8-channel sound;

Headphone amplifier — allows increasing the volume of the sounds.

High quality sound is provided by two 40-mm neodymium speaker. In addition, the headphones are equipped with built-in equalizer, thanks to which the user can configure the …

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 …
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