Asus A88X-Pro Motherboard Review: Ahead of Its Time

The elaboration of completely new APUs, codenamed Kaveri, compelled AMD work up one more suitable CPU socket – FM2+. Once after its launch, the leading manufacturers of motherboards have reacted on-the-fly, releasing proprietary models for a new platform. Asus, as usual, was among the first to introduce fresh solutions. Motherboard A88X-Pro is remarkable by the support of upcoming APUs, though it will be still possible to incorporate hybrid processors of the current generation for Socket FM2. For sure, this is not a mere advantage of the board. Let’s have a look at some other specs.



Key Peculiarities


Asus A88X-Pro is developed on AMD A88X chipset and houses an onboard Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics. The PCB allots 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules. An overall capacity of modules set might achieve 64 GB, whereas an ultimate supported clock frequency makes up 2400 MHz. Expansion section is not as bright as a demanding customer would desire; nonetheless, it …

Aresze Unveils New Chassis PureFlow Healthy 7629

Aresze has recently unveiled a unique chassis codenamed PureFlow Healthy 7629. It is primarily characterized by the implementation of up-dated PureFlow technology on fine air. Chassis PureFlow Healthy 7629 is developed in mid-tower form factor and allows for the installation of multi-slot graphics adapters of up to 300 mm in length. PureFlow system is located under a removable frontal lid and presupposes the inclusion of a dedicated switch for the modification of filtering mode.



Internal layout of PureFlow Healthy 7629 is developed with a note of rationality. PSU is localized on the bottom part of the casing, while all cables are managed on the rear part of the motherboard. This speaks of the rational space distribution to provide for a more rational cooling effect. This model is furnished with a single external 5.25-inch bay and a couple of internal bays for 2.5/3.5-inch drives. The upper panel contains a standard set of interface facilities: Power and Reset buttons, filtering …

The Vertical NAS Qnap TS-453Bmini Solution Requires Less Space on Your Desktop

Qnap has launched delivery of a vertical NAS under the TS-453Bmini codename.



This storage offers four vertically arranged slots for 3.5” and 2.5” drives with SATA 6 Gbps interface, which significantly minimizes space, occupied by the device. You do not need a screwdriver to fix drivers in sleds. All sections are covered with a common upper lid. The R/W memory slot is located in the basic part of the framework.


One should also highlight the hot swap, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 arrays formation support and Intel AES-NI hardware encryption with a 256-bit key. The 4-core Celeron J3455 CPU features 4 or 8 GB of DDR3L RAM, distributed over 2 SO-DIMM slots.


The network part consists of two Gigabit Ethernet ports (which can be combined), one USB 2.0, four USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI video output. The 64-bit QTS 4.3 OS supports виртуализацию Linux, Windows, UNIX and Android virtualization, mail and contacts synchronization in a personal cloud.
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