Overview of the ASRock Z270 Pro4 Motherboard

The native retail has already got all kinds of Intel Z270-based models from different manufacturers. In particular, the entry-level category has as well been represented by all of them. And ASRock Z270 Pro4 seems to be the best-equipped one having 6 SATA sockets, 3 M.2 ports, an Intel network adapter and an ALC892 codec.


Features


The presence of a PCI slot should be separately noted as it quickly disappears from the surface of many boards. The full range of options is as follows:


• Chipset: Intel Z270 • Processor socket: Socket 1151 • Processors: Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron (Skylake-S, Kaby Lake-S) • RAM: 4 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400/2800 * / 2933 * / 3200 * / 3600 * / 3733 * (OC), a maximum of 64 GB • PCI-E slots: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16) 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x4) 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 • M.2: 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280) 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 (Key E, 2230) • Integrated graphics core (processor): Intel HD …

Zalman Boasts a New Line of PSUs with an Improved Design

The line of products manufactured by Zalman has been just replenished with a new series of power supply units, codenamed Zalman LX. The series is currently represented by two models of 500 W and 600 W power: ZM500-LX and ZM600-LX. Both units employ an improved Dual Forward Converter Circuit design that ensures reliable and efficient functioning. They are also equipped with a single +12V rail and show compatibility with Intel ATX12V 2.31 standard.



Zalman LX PSUs utilize a couple of PCI Express sockets (one 6-contact and one 6+2-contact) for the connection with graphics cards, securing the support of AMD CrossFireX and Nvidia SLI technologies. Cooling of all internal components is ascribed to a low-noise fan of 120 mm dimensional type. Its operation is automatically monitored by Smart Fan Control system that provides for the achievement of an optimal balance between its efficiency and noise level.


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Overview of the Motherboard ASUS ROG Strix H270F Gaming

The previous generation of LGA1151 motherboards from ASUS numbered several «gaming» models, which stood out among others with the designation Pro Gaming. Now, with the advent of new chipsets from Intel, the company's specialists decided to allocate such products to a separate segment, assigning them the name ROG Strix.


The main bias of these models is not based on overclocking capabilities, but on the hard- and software component related to the increased requirements of users to create the necessary atmosphere when working with a PC. So, on the background of conventional boards, the difference will be in the audio and network nodes. The brand RGB-backlighting AURA is realized here to the full extent as well.


Main Characteristics

Chipset: Intel H270

Processor socket: Socket 1151

Processors: Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron (Skylake-S, Kaby Lake-S)

Memory: 4 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400, a maximum of 64 GB

PCI-E slots: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16

1 x …
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