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ASUS Z87-Deluxe/Quad review: first Thunderbolt 2.0 motherboard

ASUS Z87-Deluxe/Quad review: first Thunderbolt 2.0 motherboard | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

ASUS sent us the Z87-Deluxe/Quad, a Socket 1150 motherboard for Haswell processors that includes about every type of connector you could wish for.


The most exotic one? Thunderbolt 2.0.


Thunderbolt 2 has two main advantages compared to version 1. The DisplayPort part has been upgraded to DisplayPort 1.2, which includes the Multi-Stream Transport (MST) feature.

This is important for 4K monitors because they combine two DisplayPort signals which is only possible with version 1.2.


The price of this board will likely be a turn-off for potential buyers. An average of £287 / €311 is fine considering the features and connectors you get, but it's a lot compared to the rest of the market.

Since you can find very comprehensive Z87 boards from ASUS for £150-£200, the Z87-Deluxe/Quad is reserved for people who really want to use Thunderbolt in the future.

If you belong to that group, there really isn't a reason not to buy this motherboard.

Actually, if you're planning on building a new PC with Thunderbolt it wouldn't make sense to choose anything else but Thunderbolt 2.0, and right now this ASUS board is the only option on the market.



 

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Intel Readies HD Graphics Driver Update for Ivy Bridge

Intel Readies HD Graphics Driver Update for Ivy Bridge | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

Intel HD Graphics driver 15.31 will be the seventh update since the introduction of 2nd generation Core processors (Sandy Bridge), and though it was built for 4th gen chips (Haswell), it will work on Ivy Bridge too.

 

New features include Collage mode and Ultra HD display and decode support.

 

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The Upcoming Intel Media Box Could Be the Gateway to 4K

The Upcoming Intel Media Box Could Be the Gateway to 4K | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Intel announced Wednesday that its fourth-generation Haswell processors would support 4K resolution.


That’s great news for computers, but even better news if that technology finds its way into Intel’s upcoming set-top box.


With the Iris graphics news and Intel’s desire to break into the TV market with an all-in-one set-top box, the company could deliver the first real 4K content device.


And that would be great, because the 4K transition needs a device that actually pushes content to those expensive TVs.


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