Q. How do you improve electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection in modern motherboards?
A. High-resistance integrated circuits (ICs) help protect the motherboard against ESD. Moreover, each local area network (LAN) and universal serial bus (USB) port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high ESDs, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.
Q. What are the top three things a design engineer should know about designing graphics cards using graphics processing units (GPUs)?
A. It has been always a challenge balancing heat dissipation, temperature and performance. That is why we put so much effort here. Total graphics power (TGP) refers to the maximum amount of power that a graphics card can supply, which is the most significant element when designing a PCB. Its design can affect the efficiency of dissipation, thus the clock performance.
Balancing the system around noise is another important yet complex design element. Creating the best solution with a balance of noise, temperature and performance requires thorough evaluation of the demands of end-users to provide the best solution.
Q. What would be your advice for someone trying to balance noise and temperature on a card that they have tried to build?
A. Trying to get the balance between noise and temperature without sacrificing the graphics card performance is the most difficult task. We know that performance, TGP and GPU temperature are highly related. In order to provide the best performance to end users, we provide high-performance cooling solutions.
Powerful cooling capacity lets GPUs maintain a low operating temperature with lower acoustics when the fan spins, without sacrificing performance. And we believe this is what the user wants in real life.