Zotac Refreshes Its Inventory with Magnus ERX480 Mini-PC

Zotac launches the first ever mini-PC based on 14 nm AMD Polaris GPU. The Magnus ERX480 boasts the integration of AMD Radeon RX480 graphics card, equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory. The heart of the computer is a 4-core Intel Core i5-6400T CPU that operates at 2.2-2.8 GHz frequency. Hence, the model is ideal for resource-intensive applications and VR.



The new-comer is available in three versions: Magnus ERX480, Magnus ERX480 Plus & ERX480 with Windows 10 onboard. The first model is a barebone system which initially lacks RAM and storage subsystems. It supports the installation of two DDR4-1866/2133 MHz memory modules up to 32 GB. Storage subsystem might be levied by means of a single SATA III drive and M.2 SATA SSD.


The Magnus ERX480 Plus comes fitted with preinstalled 8 GB DDR4 RAM with the possibility to upgrade up to 32 GB. It also accommodates 120 GB M.2 SSD as well as 1 TB HDD. The ERX480 Windows 10 houses analogous hardware and brags about the preinstalled 64-bit OC …

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 …

Seven-Port USB 3.0 Hub H7988-U3 from Orico

Chinese company Orico has just voiced good news for all people craving for a comprehensive device which enables numerous USB 3.0 connections. Its new seven-port hub H7988-U3 is able to satisfy the needs of any customer who feels the need for several simultaneous USB 3.0 connections. This is not the first Orico's attempt to produce a really multi-functional device. The company has recently introduced PC expansion chip with PCI Express x1 interface which involved seven ports as well. Analogous functionality has been implemented in a new external hub H7988-U3.



Orico H7988-U3 goes in two color variants (black and white) and is based on VIA VL801 controller. The framework of the hub is rather suitable for the multi-connection operations. All available USB 3.0 ports are located on the side plates: three ports on the frontal plate, and two in each side plates. The rear plate accommodates the switch, USB 3.0 port to be connected with PC, and input to be connected with the power network …
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