Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Review

The second generation of AMD A-Series hybrid processors, announced earlier in October, are already integrated in a number of graphics solutions. The newly appeared products are compatible with Socket FM2 only and cannot be applied for Socket FM1 infrastructure. This implies that a number of motherboards lose their upgrade facilities and can't be updated with a new advanced solution. Still, the market is currently ready to present a few boards destined to operate with the updated AMD A-Series. Gigabyte is one of the pioneers in this respect, introducing its motherboard GA-F2A85X-UP4, developed specifically for Socket FM2.


Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm PCB dimensions. AMD A85X chipset is a heart of the motherboard; it secures the compatibility with A-Series (second gen.) APU and Athlon CPUs in the implementation of Socket FM2. The overall TDP level claimed for the model is not more than 100W. The PCB allots four DIMM slots …

Cooler Master V4 GTS Review: CPU Cooler with a Horizontal Vapor Chamber

The emergence of high-efficient processors incited the necessity to provide high-efficient cooling. It’s not a secret that utmost system performance directly depends upon CPU conditions. The more intense the loading is, the more appropriate thermal environment should be. Here everything is interrelated. Cooler Master, being one of the foremost global manufacturers of cooling solutions, always tries to comply with the rising demands to CPU thermal conditions. Thus, the launch of another cooler intended for extreme heat dissipation was quite an expected event. Codenamed V4 GTS, the product differentiates itself by the availability of a horizontal vapor chamber that enhances the cooling effect.

Design and Integration

Cooler Master V4 GTS features an unusual design, resembling a truck’s engine. Its surface is totally covered by a plastic shield, except for bare heatsink ribs at both sides. The overall framework has got symmetric elaboration with a well-considered …

Philips Boasts the Slimmest 239C4QHWAB PC Monitor

MMD corporation has just introduced its newest PC monitor under Philips brand name. According to the manufacturer, the 239C4QHWAB is the world’s slimmest 23-inch model in the market: its depth does not exceed 12.5 mm. The display is made of 100% recyclable material and is peculiar by the support for Miracast interface. The latter secures immediate, wireless data transfer from the Android-based mobile device to the display.

The model is based on IPS panel with a power-efficient LED backlight. It features rather striking specifications:

— Full HD resolution (1920x1080);

— 20M:1 dynamic contrast, 1000:1 static contrast:

— 178/178 degrees viewing angles;

— 250 cd/m2 brightness;

— 5 ms response time;

— 16:9 aspect ratio.

The 239C4QHWAB is equipped with two stereo speakers (6 W overall power), 3.5 mm output for the headphones, VGA video output, and HDMI port with MHL support; the latter allows for the charge-in of mobile devices, connected via a …
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