Affordable Motherboard Asus Vanguard B85 Review

Nowadays customers don’t find it difficult to acquire the motherboard which would absolutely correspond to their needs. This is primarily explained by the fact that each manufacturer tries to pack its production lineup with models of various calibers. Asus is one of the few companies that restlessly enlarge their motherboard inventory with variegated items, and Vanguard B85 (TUF series) is yet another item for saving users. The key to ‘affordability’ of Intel B85 chipset-based board lies mainly in the reduction of connectivity facilities, where the chipset supports not six but four SATA 6 Gb/sec + four USB 3.0 devices. However, the model is rich in other facilities that are vital for a contemporary multimedia PC.



Design and Layout


To begin with, Asus Vanguard B85 is designed in an uncommon uATX form-factor and supports Pentium/Xeon/Corei3/Corei5/Corei7 CPUs (Haswell gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The motherboard inventory involves 4 DIMM slots for the installation up to 32 …

Haswell processors for laptops will consume up to 57 W, desktop - up to 100

Intel provides with three graphics levels: GT1, GT2 and GT3. Desktop processors won’t receive graphics performance higher than GT2, but mobile processors will be able to boast of with GT3 class. Support of PCI Express 3.0 for Haswell processors will be quite usual characteristics, but at the memory controller little progress is seen — yet provides dual-channel DDR3-1600.



By energy consumption Haswell desktop versions will be divided into models with values of 35, 45, 65 and 95 watts of TDP level. For mobile processors the values are ​​37, 47 and 57 W. Finally, ultra book processors with built-in system logic will be filled by TDP level not more than 15 watts. It is assumed that this will enable them, among other things, be in standby mode up to 10 days without charge.


The desire of Intel to compete with AMD in terms of performance integrated in graphics processor, will add some work to companies producing cooling systems for laptops. The developers report about …

Chassis Thermaltake Level 10 GT Review

Chassis with futuristic design are not novelty for the exacting consumers, but the demand for such products never slumps. In this light, practically every company that specializes on computer hardware tries to replenish its line of chassis with an item of unusual design and prominent technical characteristics. In the majority of cases, such products belong to the high-end category and cost pretty penny. Thermaltake chassis collection boasts a line of high-end products, among which is Level 10 GT model. This model is characterized by refined and stylish design, as well as, multiple facilities pertained to layout and performance.



Design


Chassis Thermaltake Level 10 GT is developed in Full-Tower form-factor and goes with 582x282x590 dimensions. The frame and plates are made of steel, while the ornamental elements – of plastic. The casing has got external section divisions which are realized by means of the overhung details and different coloring. Upon the whole, this model …
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