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.


To continue, Asus is one …

Cooler Master to Release a New Budgetary Midi-Tower Chassis

New PC chassis from Cooler Master appear in the market with an enviable regularity. Each customer group, starting from entry-level customers and finishing with overclockers, can totally avail themselves with the up-dated facilities provided by the developer. This time, individuals with a quite modest budget will have an opportunity to enjoy all the privileges of contemporary technologies, since Cooler Master is going to release next month a new budgetary PC case of midi-tower form-factor. Codenamed CM Force 500, the case features 491.5x190.426 mm dimensions and is entirely painted black.



Chassis CM Force 500 supports motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX standard, and is ready to welcome all graphics adapters of up to 320 mm in length. Internal framework is estimated for the installation as of air cooling system, so of liquid coolers; hence, the maximal admissible height of the CPU air cooler approximates 164 mm, while dimensions of the heatsink attached to the liquid cooler should …

PSU Enermax Revolution87+ 750W Review

This year has become rather successful for Enermax, a well-known manufacturer of power supply units. The company supplemented its product lines with six series combined into four major groups: entry-level, athlete, royal, and gold class. Revolution87+ series belongs to the Gold Class group and involves five models (from 550W to 1000W power). Model Revolution87+ 750W is distinguished not only by the availability of 80Plus Gold certificate, but also by an original branded platform developed by Enermax specifically for this series.



Features


Enermax has implemented a few striking technical solutions in its Revolution87+ 750W power supply unit. The first attractive feature is a composite control over the main inverter. The control is realized by traditional pulse-width modulation method, as well as by simultaneous involvement of pulse-frequency modulation (the combination of width and frequency in control process).


Upon the whole, this PSU model is able to demonstrate up …
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