The First Glance at MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK & Z97 Gaming 9 ACK Mainboards

MSI could not resist the temptation to officially introduce a pair of new gaming mainboards: the X99S Gaming 9 ACK and the Z97 Gaming 9 ACK. The key distinction of new-comers from analogue models without ‘ACK’ attribute lies in the implementation of dedicated gaming network controllers: Qualcomm Atheros Killer 1525 and Killer E2205. The first one is supposed to support 802.11 ac standard that guarantees 867 Mb/sec throughput bandwidth; it also ensures less data deference. This provides for a faster network traffic processing and, as a result, — for a huge advantage in online gaming.



The E-ATX MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK motherboard is based on Intel X99 chipset, estimated for Intel Core i7-5000 CPUs with Socket LGA2011-v3. The model features 8x DIMM slots for DDR4-333 MHz memory (4-channel operational mode) of up to 128 GB capacity. Storage subsystem offers eight SATA III ports, whereas expansion facilities are ensured by means of five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots. The list of …

Shipments of EKWB EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Aorus Water Blocks Will Start on the 31st of May

EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Aorus is a novelty by EKWB, meant for Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3D cards. This water block transfers heat from the GPU, memory chipsets and voltage controllers.



The latest product possesses a central split-flow cooling system ensuring the highest chilling productivity. Moreover, low hydrodynamic resistance allows using the water unit even with pumps of low capacity.


The novelties will be available in two versions. The copper base in both cases will be nickelized, and the top is produced out of POM Acetal material or out of acrylic plastic. The second variant has two 3 mm holes for LEDs.


The price is the same for the two options and constitutes about 115 EUR. Preordering is already launched, and shipments start is planned for May 31st. Customers may also purchase a special plate to mount it at the backside of the PC-board. The black one costs 30 EUR, and the nickelized — 38 EUR.

Presentation of Workstations and Graphics Servers of ESC Series

Asus has recently presented workstations and graphics servers of the second generation ESC series. The new series includes ESC4000 G2, ESC1000 G2 and ESC2000 G2 models which serve the function of high-end platforms for GPGPU applications in such fields as medical research, financial modeling, computer-aided design, animation and 3D-rendering. The systems can boast a wide spectrum of options and outstanding integration; they are able to support high-end Intel processors and four graphics cards, and are equipped with the efficient PSU and expansion slots PCI Express 3.0x16.



All three models of ESC series are furnished with high-quality PSU which correspond to the 80Plus standard. Thereby, each of the models boasts energy-saving facilities: ESC1000 G2 and ESC2000 G2 go with a single PSU of 80Plus Gold standard in 1350 W capacity; ESC4000 G2 goes with two PSU of 80 Plus Platinum standard in 1620 W capacity (one of them is an emergency unit in case of troubles with the other unit). … …
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