Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.

This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.

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Greeting a New Full-Tower PC Chassis Aerocool GT-S

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of the leading manufacturers of PC components for gamers and enthusiasts, has elaborated a new prime-class chassis codenamed GT-S. This model features 255x640x560 mm dimensions and is intended to satisfy the most unbelievable needs of inveterate gamers. Being a full-tower solution, GT-S is ready to accommodate motherboards of seven different standards, including E-ATX and XL-ATX. In retail sale the chassis will be available in two color variations: white-blue and red-black.

Aerocool GT-S is housed in a cold-rolled zinc-coated steel. One of its side facets is equipped with a transparent acrylic window. The frontal facet is covered by a some kind of curtain on a magnetic fixture that can be moved up/down or be totally removed. The chassis’ framework embraces five external bays for the installation of 5.25-inch drives, seven internal bays for the installation of 3.5/2.5-inch drives, as well as ten slots for PCI expansion cards.

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MSI Outs ECO Motherboards for Socket LGA1151

Launched first in 2014, ECO lineup of motherboards from MSI has recently been replenished by a triplet of models for socket LGA1151. The new-comers boast a wide range of power-efficient facilities as well as an optimal performance level. Thus, the users will enjoy the most advanced technologies without sacrificing performance. All three mainboards are developed in micro-ATX form-factor and employ Military Class 4 hardware base, although their other specifications differ.

MSI H170M ECO is designed on Intel H170 chipset, ready to accept Intel Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium & Celeron CPUs for socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates two DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4-2133 MHz memory modules (up to 32 GB capacity). Storage subsystem offers 6x SATA III ports, while expansion is supported by 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 and one PCIe 3.0 x16 slots.

Audio subsystem is based on 7.1-channel Realtek ALC887 controller. The organization of network is entrusted to Intel I219V controller via LAN port. The …
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