Biostar Launches Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard for Audiophiles

Biostar, paying much attention to the needs of real audiophiles, has recently launched a new full-format ATX motherboard, entitled Hi-Fi Z97WE. As seen from the codename, the greenhorn is based on Intel Z97 Express chipset, showing compatibility with Intel Core i3/i5/i7 and Pentium processors (4th and 5th gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The model combines a variety of dedicated options, bringing multimedia experience to a new level. Despite the functional, the board comes at an affordable price of $143.



Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE features 10-phase VRM subsystem and draws power via 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors. The PCB accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 memory slots (up to 64 GB capacity), a pair of PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots, PCI-e 2.0 x1 and PCI slots. Storage functional is realized by means of six SATA 6 Gb/sec ports; they support RAID 0/1/5/10 configurations. In addition, the model employs 100% solid-state capacitors that ensure stability on overclocking, combined with a prolonged …

The SiSoftware Sandra Database Incorporates an Intel Processor Engineering Prototype With the Integrated HD Graphics Gen9 GPU

In May, while surfing the Internet, one could encounter info, supposing that Intel and AMD have signed an agreement regarding AMD technologies licensing. However, the Intel Co. representative disproved this.



At present, there is indirect evidence of such Intel CPU existence. The SiSoftware Sandra database incorporates an Intel processor engineering prototype with the integrated HD Graphics Gen9 GPU, possessing the 694C:C0 ID, which corresponds to one of AMD solutions ID.


Moreover, specifications indicate the 1,000 MHz frequency and 1,720 SP rates, which imply that we are facing Intel with AMD GPU. Even if we are talking about the Polaris generation architecture, this video card’s productivity advances the product to Radeon RX 470. The desk-type card has higher frequencies and more streaming processors, but for the integrated sample it would be incredible. After all it may be a case of the Vega gen. We should also note that this CPU model is of the Kaby Lake line, not any …

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 …
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