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MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) Intel mainboard is first with PCI Express Gen 3

MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) Intel mainboard is first with PCI Express Gen 3

MSI has announced a new mainboard that sounds really cool the board is called the Z68A-GD80 (G3) and I will just call it the G3 from here on out. The coolest feature of the G3 is that it is the first mainboard to get the PCI Express Gen 3 slots onboard. These new slots are blazing fast and are ready for the faster add-in cards that need more bandwidth for the best performance. The new slots are perfect for the PCIe SSDs on the market.

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PCI SIG working on new spec to fight Thunderbolt

PCI SIG working on new spec to fight Thunderbolt

The PCI Special Interest Group is a group people and companies behind the scenes that work on the specifications for various PCI Express specifications. The group is reportedly hard at work on a new cable specification that will compete with Thunderbolt. The PCI SIG backers claim that the PCIe specification will be more open and optimal than Thunderbolt. Apple and Intel worked together on the development of Thunderbolt making it more proprietary.

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BitFenix PC cases finally coming to the US

BitFenix PC cases finally coming to the US

I have written about the really cool BitFenix computer cases a few times now. One of the coolest cases that the company has is the Colossus with its cool design and lots of lighting. The catch for computer geeks and enthusiasts in the US was that you couldn't buy the cases here. BitFenix has announced that it will be coming to the US.

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