Asus A88X-Pro Motherboard Review: Ahead of Its Time

The elaboration of completely new APUs, codenamed Kaveri, compelled AMD work up one more suitable CPU socket – FM2+. Once after its launch, the leading manufacturers of motherboards have reacted on-the-fly, releasing proprietary models for a new platform. Asus, as usual, was among the first to introduce fresh solutions. Motherboard A88X-Pro is remarkable by the support of upcoming APUs, though it will be still possible to incorporate hybrid processors of the current generation for Socket FM2. For sure, this is not a mere advantage of the board. Let’s have a look at some other specs.



Key Peculiarities


Asus A88X-Pro is developed on AMD A88X chipset and houses an onboard Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics. The PCB allots 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules. An overall capacity of modules set might achieve 64 GB, whereas an ultimate supported clock frequency makes up 2400 MHz. Expansion section is not as bright as a demanding customer would desire; nonetheless, it …

VivoPC X by ASUS Is a Small Desktop for Newbies Among VR-Gamers

The VivoPC X desktop computer by ASUS is not bigger than an Xbox One and weighs approximately 2.3 kg only, however, it’s a fully-featured PC, operated by Windows 10 and supporting VR. At the same time, it’s worth admitting, that the hardware is intended rather for beginners than for old hands at the game.



ASUS VivoPC X is equipped with a Kaby Lake Intel Core i5 CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card and 8 GB of RAM memory. The 512 GB SSD is used for data storage, and the connectivity possibilities are provided by four USB 3.1 and two USB 2.0 ports. In addition, this novelty features 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the Gigabit Ethernet, two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort with the NVIDIA G-Sync technology support.


Inner components of the device are protected from overheating due to the heat pipe cooling system and plenty of vents.


ASUS VivoPC X will be on sale in March 2017 at the price of $800.

Zalman Divulges Basic Specifications of PSU GoldRock XG Series

Zalman, a recognized manufacturer of cooling systems, PC enclosures and other hardware units, is going to replenish its lineup of products with a high-end PSU series. Codenamed GoldRock XG, the series will be represented by three models of 550W, 650W and 750W power efficiency, ZM550-XG, ZM650-XG, and ZM750-XG correspondingly. The preliminary data demonstrates that all models are equipped with high-level components which allow the product to gain 80 Plus Gold certificate standard. Moreover, Zalman claims that its new PSUs will comply with EPS12V v2.92 and ATX12V v2.3 standards.



GoldRock XG power supply units will be distinguished by high efficiency index that will fluctuate within the measures of 88% to 92%. All the models will be released with the implementation of heat-resistant capacitors with solid and liquid insulator. The series will also boast the integration of LLC topology and DC-DC converter. The latter will ensure the utmost reliability and profitability of the …
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