Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Review

Motherboards based on Intel Z77 chip have been lately given much attention, to the detriment of products featuring AMD solutions. In fact, motherboards with AMD chips are in abundance in the market, providing a competitive conditions for the manufacturers and plentiful offers for potential consumers. Asus developed a lot of boards with Intel Z77 chip, but it also boasts the products, like Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0, based on AMD 990FX chip for AM3+ socket. This model is an apt sample of performance, resources and design.


Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 is developed in ATX form-factor and features 305x244 mm dimensions. The motherboard accommodates five sockets for the connection of fans and large heatsinks which manage heat quite efficiently; heatsinks located on the northbridge and CPU power converter are joined by a heat pipe. There is one peculiar feature pertained to the implemented heatsinks: each of them is notable by an individual fixture type. The reverse side of the …

Meet Pure Power 9 CM Top Series of PSUs from Be Quiet!

Be Quiet! enters the market with a new series of power supply units, entitled Pure Power 9 CM. The lineup includes models of 400 W, 500 W, 600 W, and 700 W power. All of them boast the implementation of Active Clamp + SR topology with high-quality hardware base. Besides, the manufacturer decided to ditch group mechanism of voltage stabilization; this promoted for more efficiency which index achieves 91%.

High efficiency level allowed Pure Power 9 CM units to receive 80Plus Silver certificate. The 12V bus is divided into two lines with the maximal load capacity. Cooling process is attached to a single low-noise 120-mm fan, based on rifle bearing (100 thousand hours MTBF). Its maximal rotational speed varies within 1060-1680 RPM range.

To continue, Be Quiet! has incorporated into the models all possible security mechanisms, including OPP, SCP, UVP, OCP, and others. The units come with an additional Surge Absorber filter that protects the circuitry from voltage surges. …

ViewSonic to Release VX57 Series of Affordable Monitors

ViewSonic reports about the release of a new series of affordable monitors – the VX57. The lineup entails a 22.-inch VX2257-mhd, a 24-inch VX2457-mhd and a 27-inch VX2757-mhd item. Each of the models is based on Full HD TN panel (1920x1080) with 170/160 viewing angles and superfast response time – 1.2 ms. Static/dynamic contrast index makes up 1000:1/80M:1. Therefore, the new-comers are appropriate for entertainment purposes (gaming, multimedia).

The integrated panel ensures the maximal brightness of 250-300 cd/m2, 24-84 kHz & 47-75 kHz of horizontal/vertical refresh rate. The displays are furnished with a pair of 2-watt speakers as well as a set of video interfaces: a pair of audio ports, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort and 1x D-Sub. The backside of the panel houses 100x100 VESA bracket for wall mounting.

Besides, the triple comes equipped with a number of integrated technologies:

— Game Mode with pre-installed profiles (FPS1, FPS 2, MOBA, RTS) and three customizable …
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