MSI Introduces A88XI AC Motherboard for FM2+ Platform

The product line of MSI’s mini-ITX motherboards now welcomes a new-comer: the MSI A88XI AC. It takes AMD A88X chipset for Socket FM2+ platform as the basis; this implies the support for AMD Athlon and AMD A series CPUs (of all generations). The PCB offers two DIMM slots for the integration of DDR3-2133 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB). Upon the whole, this model is able to offer much more than other small-sized boards.

The MSI A88XI AC accommodates 4x SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports for the connection of drives and 1x PCI-e 3.0 x16 socket for the implementation of an add-on card. Network options are secured as by gigabit Ethernet controller, so by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac modules. External I/O panel houses three audio ports, one S/PDIF out, one RJ-45, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, one PS/2 Combo port, and three video ports (HDMI, DVI-D and D-Sub).

Moreover, the support for 8-channel sound production (due to Realtek ALC887) and HDMI video port entails the playback of 4K Ultra HD …

Greet Fractal Design Kelvin Liquid Coolers in Various Configurations

Fractal Design comes out with a new series of liquid coolers. The ‘Kelvin’ lineup is introduced by three models – T12, S24, S36 – which are differentiated by the amount of fans. The triple is targeting any up-to-date system based on Intel or AMD CPUs (Intel LGA 2011/1366/1150 and AMD FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM2+/AM2/AM3+/AM3). Their price is set at $99.99, $119.99 and $139.99 for one-fan, two-fan and three-fan model correspondingly.

Fractal Design Kelvin coolers boast an enclosed design that does not require additional maintenance during operation. They consist of a waterblock with a copper base, a powerful pump with a ceramic bearing, a copper heatspreader, and 1/2/3 Silent HP fans (of 120 mm dimensional type). The latter support PWM technology that adjusts rotational speed within 700-1700 PRM ranges; they are ready to produce up to 62.4 CFM airflow at 26.9 dB noise.

It should be noted that ‘Kelvin’ coolers might be expanded by new components. For instance, the T12 is …

Scythe to Introduce Monochrome Pro and Monochrome Value CPU Coolers

Scythe, an outstanding developer of prime-quality hardware solutions, announces its newest elaborations: the Monochrome Pro and Monochrome Value CPU coolers. Both products are differentiated by truly small-sized dimensions and can be incorporated into the most compact PC cases. The couple supports the latest Intel’s processors, which TDP level does not go beyond 95 W. So far, there is no information about the release date and pricing, however, Scythe promises to unveil the data in the short run.

In terms of framework, CPU cooler Scythe Monochrome Pro consists of an aluminum heatsink and a single fan. It features 112x112x62 mm dimensions and is compatible with Intel LGA 1150/1155/1156 platforms. Running at 800-2800 RPM, it is able to produce up to 52.98 CFM airflow (the minimal airflow index equals to 14.83 CFM). When running at low pace, the noise level stays at the minimal level of 10.2 dB; still, even when the rotational speed achieves its maximum, the noise does not …
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