Motherboard Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX Review

Latest Asus development, motherboard Asus Maximus V Formula, is notable for a rather high price. This is explained primarily by the implementation of high-end overclocking options and support of advanced brand technologies. Moreover, one might find this model at even higher price due to the availability of ThunderFX sound board in the nominal delivery set. Despite the pricing policy, this model is a desirable acquirement, since it provides unmatched performance and limitless facilities for overclockers.



Specifications


Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX is developed in XL-ATX form factor. The model is based on Intel Z77 chipset specifically for Socket LGA 1155 CPU slot. CPU supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and Asus TurboV EVO technologies which give access to overclocking facilities. Dedicated facilities allow the customer to alter Bclk frequencies from 80 MHz to 300 MHz (with 0.1 MHz shot) and to change voltage index in CPU, memory chips, PLL, CSA.


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The overclocker memory is now in the category of products for perfectionists, still the common users are pleased with usual modules DDR3-1600 or DDR3-1333 SDRAM. The issue appears related to the release of processors Ivy Bridge series, which in some aspects are similar to its predecessors, still have some distinctive features.



Ivy Bridge processors are restricted on the maximum frequency supported by the DDR3 SDRAM. This indicates the theoretical chance of these processors work with high-speed memory DDR3-3200 SDRAM. Developers of overclocker memory package perceived the change in rules with certain enthusiasm: there are DDR3-2400 modules available in stores. The gap in frequencies of «elite» and «running» versions of the memory has grown twice in size. It won’t have a noteworthy blow on the work of commonly used tasks in systems.


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Aerocool Offers a Couple of Budgetary Cases GT and GT Advance

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, a Taiwanese tycoon in the hardware market, announces the launch of two new mid-tower PC cases in the European market. Entitled GT and GT Advanced, the items are targeting budget-oriented gamers who are eager to satiate their design and performance demands. Indeed, the couple is peculiar by an original external look and an optimal layout potential with spacious internal framework.



Aerocool GT and GT Advance feature 405x180x400 mm chassis dimensions (overall: 430x200x440 mm). Their chassis is made of solid SECC steel that is painted black or white. The differentiation between the two new-comers lies not only in color variation but also in the price. Therefore, white Aerocool GT comes at €25, whereas its black counterpart is available at €24.30; white Aerocool GT Advance costs €29, while its black version comes at €25.


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