Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V Premium Review

Asus boasts the inventory of up to twenty motherboards developed on Intel Z77 chipset. Full-, medium- and small-sized boards gladden the customers by an outstanding functional and optimal layout. Still, the company decided not to stop at what has been already accomplished and introduced a high-end motherboard codenamed Asus P8Z77-V Premium. The major peculiarities of this board are the integrated Thunderbolt bridge, reliable digital CPU power supply subsystem, and a lot more alluring facilities. The product is targeted at the high-end customer sector and Asus hopes to get considerable revenues from its sales.

General Peculiarities

First of all, it should be stated that P8Z77-V Premium design and color gamut continue all traditional standards of Asus motherboards. This model is developed in ATX form-factor and employs dull black textolite in combination with blue, white and black painted sockets. CPU socket is located in a common place; it supports all up-dated Intel CPUs …

MSI is preparing new model - Radeon HD 7970 with a water-block

The well-known in IT-maker Company MSI announced about appearance of new videoadapter based on GPU Tahiti XT chipset. Its diversity from the other Radeon HD 7970 can be seen with the naked eye, instead of an air cooler practically the entire surface of the PCB is covered with waterblock brand EK. It differs markedly from the original version, since it is designed specifically for the MSI R7970 Lightning model. Relation of adapter to the Lightning series is easily determined by the inscription at the interface connector PCI-E 3.0 x16, as well as non-standard set of video outputs (2x DVI, 4x Mini DisplayPort) and configuration of additional power connectors (2x PCI-E Power 8-pin).

Obviously, the accelerator is positioned as the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and has a nominal frequency of at least 1050 MHz. Will MSI risk, like Sapphire did, and provide the card with 6 GB of memory? Probably not. The «advanced» composition of the printed circuit board and water block of full coverage …

KFA2 Launches Two Graphic Cards Simultaneously

KFA2 has announced the release of two new graphic cards which boast the indisputable performance and efficiency. Codenamed Geforce GTX 660 Ti EX OC 2GB and Geforce GTX 660 Ti EX OC 3GB, this couple supports all technologies ascribed to GTX 600 graphic adapters, including PhysX, 3D Vision, GPU Boost, Adaptive Vsync. In addition, they enable the creation of various configurations with three monitors for game-based purposes (and an additional fourth monitor for non-gaming purposes).

Both models are equipped with DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, and HDMI interfaces to provide for the multi-functional facilities. KFA2 Geforce GTX 660 Ti EX OC 2GB model accommodates an advanced cooler with two fans and four nickel-plated heatpipes based on aluminum platform. It has got 1344 CUDA cores and employs GDDR5 memory interface; the overall memory volume capacity equals to 2 GB, while its speed approximates 6 Gb/sec.

Geforce GTX 660 Ti EX OC 3GB model employs LED lighting that adds some …
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