Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Review

Motherboards based on Intel Z77 chip have been lately given much attention, to the detriment of products featuring AMD solutions. In fact, motherboards with AMD chips are in abundance in the market, providing a competitive conditions for the manufacturers and plentiful offers for potential consumers. Asus developed a lot of boards with Intel Z77 chip, but it also boasts the products, like Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0, based on AMD 990FX chip for AM3+ socket. This model is an apt sample of performance, resources and design.



Integration


Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 is developed in ATX form-factor and features 305x244 mm dimensions. The motherboard accommodates five sockets for the connection of fans and large heatsinks which manage heat quite efficiently; heatsinks located on the northbridge and CPU power converter are joined by a heat pipe. There is one peculiar feature pertained to the implemented heatsinks: each of them is notable by an individual fixture type. The reverse side of the …

Gigabyte Announces New Mini-PC Brix GB-Bace-3160

Gigabyte adds another mini-PC to its small-sized solutions. This time the company introduces a low-budget Brix GB-Bace-3160 model targeting entry-level users (home/office use). It might be employed to fulfill such routine tasks as file editing, web surfing & multimedia boot. The model boasts a strict all-black design, featuring 114.4x107.6x56.1 mm case dimensions.



Gigabyte Brix GB-Bace-3160 accommodates a 4-core Intel Celeron J3160 CPU (14 nm) that operates at 1.6/2.24 GHz frequency; it is accompanied by an integrated Intel HD Graphics 400 graphics core (320-700 MHz frequency). The PCB houses only a single SO-DIMM slot for the installation of DRR3L-1600 memory.


Storage subsystem is introduced by a single SATA III (6 Gb/sec) port, intended for the incorporation of 2.5-inch SSD/HDD. Audio subsystem is supported by Realtek ALC255 controller. Furthermore, this mini-PC comes with a 4-watt power supply unit.


Network facilities are realized by means of gigabit LAN port …

Lenovo Presents a New Workstation – ThinkStation P320

At the Develop3D Live conference, the Lenovo Co. presented its new ThinkStation P320 workstation. The specialty can be performed in a standard tower case, as well as in the SFF form factor framework. It is meant for professional needs or VR content creation.



Lenovo ThinkStation P320 can be equipped with a 4-core Intel Core i7 or Xeon E3-1200 v6 CPU, 64 GB of DDR4-2400 (ECC) RAM, a couple of Nvidia Quadro P1000 graphics cards for the SFF chassis or one Quadro P4000 for a tower case.


The 4 TB 3.5-inch hard drive, the 2 TB 2.5-inch SSD and a 1 TB М.2 SSD are used for data storage. Discs can be combined into RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 arrays. The gigabit Ethernet and the Intel Wi-Fi 802.11ac wireless adapters represent networking capability. Peripheral devices can be connected with the help of six USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, a card reader, eSATA and Firewire interfaces. The workstations are also supplied with an optical DVD-RW drive.


There is no information about the retail …
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