Asus A88X-Pro Motherboard Review: Ahead of Its Time

The elaboration of completely new APUs, codenamed Kaveri, compelled AMD work up one more suitable CPU socket – FM2+. Once after its launch, the leading manufacturers of motherboards have reacted on-the-fly, releasing proprietary models for a new platform. Asus, as usual, was among the first to introduce fresh solutions. Motherboard A88X-Pro is remarkable by the support of upcoming APUs, though it will be still possible to incorporate hybrid processors of the current generation for Socket FM2. For sure, this is not a mere advantage of the board. Let’s have a look at some other specs.



Key Peculiarities


Asus A88X-Pro is developed on AMD A88X chipset and houses an onboard Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics. The PCB allots 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules. An overall capacity of modules set might achieve 64 GB, whereas an ultimate supported clock frequency makes up 2400 MHz. Expansion section is not as bright as a demanding customer would desire; nonetheless, it …

CPU Cooling System Ice Hammer IH-4700 Review

Coolers designed by Ice Hammer have been always noticeable for an appropriate correlation of performance and price. Its cooling system IH-4700 is not an exclusion, since it provides both — perfect cooling effect and attractive final cost. Model IH-4700 is a recipient of the fourth product series which differentiates by an improved framework and more efficient operation. It supports a range of Intel and AMD processors, and features PWM fan controller.



Delivery Set


Cooler Ice Hammer IH-4700 is supplied in a cardbox of medium size. Traditionally, the box contains some technical details about the product and a set of accessories necessary for the installation. The cooler itself is packed in a separate box which involves a subsection for accompanying elements. User's manual contains guidance on the cooler's installation into Intel and AMD platforms. The list of accessories embraces a backplate, a clamping plate, a fixing plate, a set of fixing screws, a thermal compound, and …

HDD Segment is Given Comforting Forecasts

In consideration of mass transition to solid-state drives by large customer groups, HDD developers are deep in their thoughts about the way to promote their products. Indeed, the era of desktop computers is gradually sinking into oblivion, since more and more users give preference to more advanced compact devices, such as pads, mobile gadgets, etc., which require SSD integration. Still, analysts from some leading IT bureaus give promising forecasts for HDD industry for the upcoming four years.



According to their researches, HDD market will not die but, quite the contrary, will see a significant boost with the hit of supply in 2016. The end of 2012 is not far off, but it's already possible to estimate the overall delivery volumes by a few global HDD manufacturers. Thus, Toshiba, Western Digital and Seagate will increase the rate of supply at more than 4%, as compared with 2011, delivering 502.5 million drives. This index will rise approximately to 575 million items till 2016.
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Dell Inc. Dimension 4700 based on Dell Inc. 0M3918

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