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 …

SSDs Corsair Neutron and Corsair Neutron GTX Review

Current conjuncture in the market of drives proves that SSDs do not require special advertising. Their demand index rises every single day, along with the increasing supply. Corsair, a well-known manufacturer of various PC hardware solutions, has successfully 'assimilated' advanced LAMD LM87800 controllers, and developed two SSD items at once based on this controller. Codenamed Corsair Neutron and Corsair Neutron GTX, these drives are intended at different customer audiences. Both models feature similar internal layout, but differ in the integrated interfaces and memory types.


Model Corsair Neutron is considered to be cheaper than GTX version, so its specifications are more modest. It employs MLC flash-memory type with ONFI interface developed under 25 nm technological process. Its companion, Corsair Neutron GTX, belongs to the high-end SSD echelon and employs MLC flash-memory type with Toggle Mode interface designed under 24 nm technological process. Both …

Asus Surfaces New Gaming Monitor VG245HE

Asus keeps on satisfying the needs of inveterate gamers. This time the company has introduced a 24-inch monitor, entitled VG245HE. The model is developed on TN panel, featuring Full HD resolution (1920x1080) & 16:9 aspect ratio. The panel ensures the fast response time – 1 ms only, the maximal brightness of 250 cd/m2 and the highest dynamic contrast index – 100M:1.

Of course, there are a lot more privileges of the new-comer. Asus VG245HE boasts the widest viewing angles (170/160 H/V degrees), replenished by 75 Hz refresh rate. The model is able to display 16.7 million of colors & produce the purest sounding thanks to the implementation of two 2-watt speakers.

The I/O panel houses two HDMI ports, one D-Sub port as well as a pair of audio ports. The integrated stand provides for tilt, swivel and pivot adjustments; besides, it’s possible to detach the stand and mount the screen with the help of 100x100 VESA bracket. It is estimated that the monitor consumes 40 W of …
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