ASRock Unveils Z170M OC Formula Mainboard

ASRock came into the market with a new small-sized overclocking-oriented mainboard. Entitled Z170M OC Formula, the model is designed in micro-ATX form-factor on the basis of Intel Z170 chipset. The latter is ready to cooperate with Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB offers a pair of DIMM slots for DDR4-4500 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB capacity).

ASRock Z170M OC Formula accommodates three PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, enabling the creation of various graphics configurations (including Nvidia SLI & AMD CrossFireX). Storage subsystem is introduced by a pair of SATA Express ports (10 Gb/sec) as well as four SATA ports (6 Gb/sec) and one Ultra M.2 slot (32 Gb/sec).

This motherboard boasts a high-quality audio subsystem; it is based on Realtek ALC1150 controller, generating 7.1-channel sounding (Purity Sound 3). The 10-layer PCB comes with an integrated 14-phase power subsystem with dual-stack MOSFETs, premium choke coils, and solid-state capacitors Nichicon 12K Platinum. …

Corsair and Panram to Appear with DDR4 RAM Lineups

Corsair dares to announce the ‘fastest ever DDR4 memory modules’ which entered an award-winning Dominator Platinum series. The new-comers are targeting high-end desktop platforms on Intel Haswell-E basis. They are already optimized for an efficient operation with Intel X99 Express motherboard with Core i7-5960X/i7-5930R/i7-5820K processors, as well as with Asus X99 Deluxe and Asus Rampage V Extreme motherboards.

Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 models are able to achieve 3300 MHz clock frequency, due to the support of fresh overclocking Intel XMP 2.0 profiles. High-frequency memory (3000 MHz and up) is introduced in the shape of 16 GB kits (4x4). All planks feature a sleek and stylish design with 56 mm height, including DHX aluminum heatspreader.

To continue, not only Corsair is ready to astound ever-demanding users. Panram Technology snaps at its heels by launching its own series of DDR4 memory, codenamed Ninja-V Series. The products will be available in 8 GB and 16 …

Motherboard MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Review

APU A-Series from AMD has already proved itself as a fair correlation of performance and consumer properties. This allows users to create budgetary home systems that can readily cope with all contemporary tasks, video games, simultaneously providing a considerable speed increase. MSI is one of the companies to develop a motherboard on the basis of this platform, ensuring in its FM2-A85XA-G65 rich functional and maximal performance. The developers have managed to design the board with a minimal amount of additional controllers, though expansion facilities are sure to satisfy the majority of potential customers.

Design and Layout

Motherboard MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 belongs to Military Class III line and is developed in ATX form-factor. Similar to other products of this line, this model is differentiated by a voluminous cooling system and a quite powerful VRM node. This board is destined for Socket FM2 logics and is ready to accommodate processors of A-Series and Athlon. It is based …
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