Well-Knit Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix Motherboard Review

While mini-ITX motherboards keep on arousing customers’ mistrust, manufacturers move heaven and earth to eliminate any doubts. Take GA-B85N Phoenix model from Gigabyte alone. It is absolutely ready to satisfy all basic needs a modern high-performance PC requires. In addition, it is not as pricey as its full-format competitors. Hence, what a demanding customer will get for about $100?


Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix boasts the following technical data sheet:

— chipset: Intel B85, socket – LGA 1150, supported CPUs – Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, Core (Haswell gen.);

— memory: 2x DIMM slots, DDR3 SDRAM, volume – 16 GB, max. frequency – 1600 MHz;

— expansion: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— storage: 3x SATA III 6 Gb/sec, 1x SATA II 3 Gb/sec, 1x mSATA 6 Gb/sec, all governed by the chipset;

— graphics: Intel HD Graphics onboard, two video outputs (HDMI 1,4a, DVI-I);

— fan connectors: 2x 4-pin;

— audio: Realtek ALC898, 7.1 …

ASRock Launches a New Motherboard with Intel SBA Support

ASRock announces the launch of a new budget-priced motherboard B75M-DGS R2.0. The model does not differentiate itself by an attractive design or wide overclocking facilities, as far as its main predestination is a stable operation in large corporate networks. The board is known to support Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) software applet that optimizes PC operation and increases its performance. Despite such promising commodities, its price doesn't go over $60 per unit.

ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 is designed in micro-ATX form-factor; this limits the number of supported expansion slots and other interfaces. As seen from the codename, the motherboard is based on Intel B75 system logics and shows compatibility with Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium and Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors (second and third generation) compatible with Socket LGA1155. Memory subsystem consists of two DIMM slots which support two-channel DDR3-2200 MHz modules, the overall capacity of which might achieve 16GB …

Asus Showcases PB328Q Professional Monitor

Asus has replenished its inventory with a new PC monitor, entitled PB328Q. The greenhorn positions itself as a solution for professional graphics designers and for those who value accuracy of color rendering. The model is distinguished by 32-inch IPS panel with WQHD resolution (2560x1440) and the widest viewing angles (178 degrees in H/V aspects), fast response time – 6 ms GtG, and 100% coverage in sRGB environment.

The key peculiarity implemented within Asus PB328Q is the availability of 6-axial system of color adjustment (yellow, magenta, red, blue, green, and cyan). The display offers additional 77% screen surface to place several windows in different applications. The integrated panel ensures 300 cd/m2 maximal brightness index, 100M:1 dynamic contrast, and more than 1 million of displayed colors.

To continue, the new-comer comes equipped with inbuilt speakers of 3 W each. Connection facilities are backed by four video ports (DisplayPort, D-Sub, HDMI, DVI-D) and four …
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