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 …

Stylish CPU Cooler Ice Hammer IH-4800 Review

Cooling solutions under Ice Hammer brand enter the market not so frequently as wished it to be. Still, the company manages to gladden all potential customers with high-quality products. This time, in close cooperation with Thermalright, it launched IH-4800 CPU cooler that is a modified version of True Spirit 140 model. Yet, what kind of options are going to attract the audience? Let’s find it out.



Heatsink and Fan Framework


The employed by the IH-4800 heatsink features 155x55x170 mm dimensions. It is a typical single-section tower, accompanied by six U-shape heatpipes. The pipes did not get nickel-plated coating, so they have a highly polished copper design. The heatsink embraces fifty aluminum ribs with 2 mm distance from each other.


The ribs are connected with the pipes by means of a dedicated neck finish with a thorough soldering. Six lower ribs do not have contact with two heatpipes, since the latter got a strongly pronounced curve at the output. The heatsink …

ViewSonic TD2420: Monitor with Optical Touch Technology

ViewSonic, one of the leaders in the development of image display devices, has recently introduced a new 23.6-inch sensor monitor, codenamed TD2420. The model features 555.9x421.9x174.8 mm dimensions and supports two-point Optical Touch technology that recognizes up to two simultaneous touches, due to the integrated optical sensor. In addition, this display boasts anti-glare coverage and scratch-resistant surface (7H). Upon the whole, the product is designed to be used in medical or educational areas, as well as in home-based multimedia systems.



TD2420 accommodates TN panel and is equipped with LED backlight. It supports Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and is characterized by 5 ms response time (in Gray-to-Gray environment). The incorporation of an improved panel type resulted in the following image specifications: viewing angles make up 170/160 degrees (H/V), the maximal brightness achieves the index of 210 cd/m2, static contrast equals to 1000:1, and dynamic contrast equals to …
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