One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.



CPU & Memory


Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).


The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

HighPoint Unveils the Specifications of RocketRaid 4520

Right after the announcement of HighPoint about the release of its new RAID-controllers series, the company highlighted some specifications of the upcoming model, codenamed RocketRaid 4520. This controller is based on Marvell Sheeva 88RC9580 processor with ARM core which operates at 900 MHz frequency. The model is notable for the availability of 512 Mb of DDR3 memory type. According to the words of the manufacturer, this RAID-controller is primarily targeted at server systems of average and high level.



RocketRaid 4520 is equipped with eight ports for the connection of drives with SATA and SAS interfaces, along with mini-SAS (6 Gb/sec bandwidth). It employs PCI Express 2.0 x8 interface and supports RAID0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, JBOD configurations. The availability of a dedicated port companders empowers the enlargement of hard drives number up to 128 items.


In addition, RocketRaid 4520 is able to support advanced RAID options, such as P+Q+Copy, Dual XOR RAID 6, Q+Q+Q Raid 6. …

PSU Aresze EPS 1200ELA Review

The basic rule of all market relationships claims that demand triggers supply. In this light, practically all businesses work according to such postulate. IT market joins this tendency and supplies those products which are in demand with the community. Power supply units have been in demand since their launch day, and people keep acquiring them in order to satisfy their PC integration needs. As long as there are customers with various financial possibilities, there are PSUs of different ranking: entry level products, middle-class solutions and high-end items. PSU EPS 1200ELA from Aresze belongs to the high-end segment and proposes an efficacious solution for gaming PCs.



Integration and Layout


Aresze EPS 1200ELA is delivered in a large card box with the enumeration of all specifications and illustration of the integrated sockets. The casing is made of thick steel painted in black dull color. The backplate of the PSU accommodates four cables for the power supply of graphics …
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Driver Date 2007-04-12
Operating system 2000 XP W2k3
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