Overview of the ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex Motherboard

The Apex model has not been represented among the products of the ROG Maximus series earlier. The specialists of the company considered the release of Kaby Lake-S processors as a good time for updating the assortment. Impact has been considered to be the best model for memory overclocking, and serious system loads has been carried out with the participation of senior representatives of the series like Extreme or Formula. In the novelty under consideration, these features are successfully united. It is worth noting, the price tag for such a product is quite humane, taking into accont the widest possible range of consumers is obvious.


Huge dimensions do not mean the presence of various kinds of auxiliary controllers. The design is more refined than complex. All the features are based on the Intel Z270, only two last-generation USB sockets on the rear panel are required due to the presence of a third-party adapter on the card.


Charactristics

Chipset: Intel Z270

AOC Intros Budget-Priced Gaming Monitor e2461Fwh

AOC has just introduced yet another PC monitor, codenamed AOC e2461Fwh, intended at gamers and enthusiasts. The new-comer is differentiated by a flash-like response time (2 ms only in GtG) and comparatively low price. It features 23.6 inch display with TN panel type and Full HD resolution (1920x1080). The other distinguishing peculiarities are a quite thin screen frame and case depth of merely 13 mm.



Monitor AOC e2461Fwh boasts the implementation of a multi-functional stand with a cherry-red framing. It offers the user a possibility to adjust the height and tilting of the display. The stand can be detached from the display; in this case, the latter might be easily mounted on the wall due to VESA bracket (must be acquired additionally). In regards to the PSU, this model doesn’t have a built-in unit; nonetheless, the manufacturer provides an external PSU in the nominal delivery set.


To continue, this monitor is equipped with analogue and digital video interfaces, …

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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