Greeting an Affordable Z170A-X1/3.1 Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock is known for developing high-quality hardware components for a relatively affordable price. Thence, its latest Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX mainboard is not an exception, since its price tag does not go beyond $100. In order to cheapen the prime cost, the manufacturer backed away SATA Express & M.2 connectors, limiting the PCB by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.

To add, instead of a modern 8-channel audio controller it incorporated a well-known Realtek ALC892 item. The other boons of modernity remained unchanged. Thus, ASRock took Intel Z170 top chipset as the basis for the motherboard. The chipset is targeting the latest Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4-3466 MHz RAM (up to 64 GB max. capacity).

Graphics facilities are ensured thanks to a pair of PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, although there are three more PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots for the connection of other items. Network options are entrusted to gigabit Intel I219V LAN …

Nvidia Gets Replenishment of 5 New Quadro Models

Nvidia proves to be successful not only in the development of visual solutions for home and corporate users but also for professionals. Its Quadro series of graphics cards is highly appreciated among designers, engineers and research circles, mainly due to unprecedented visual facilities. Therefore, the company has recently replenished the series with 5 new models – K420, K620, K2200, K4200, and K5200 – which are targeting hard-core PCs, servers and workstations.

Nvidia Quadro K420 and K620 are equipped with 2 GB of DDR3 memory, whereas K2200, K4200 and K5200 come with 4/8 GB of GDDR5 memory. All models have been developed hand-in-hand with the leading customers in various areas; this allowed the company to adjust performance characteristics to the specific needs of each customer. The list of facilities offered by new Quadro series involves the possibility:

— to work with data arrays and applications of huge volumes;

— to accelerate the operation of over 100 …

Xilence Company has presented a kilowatt power supply unit of XQ series

Taiwanese company Xilence released two PSU of unusual design — XQ Series of 750 and 850 W capacities. In contrast to usual offers on the market, these PSU are equipped with a pair of 60-mm fans. It has separate adjustment of speed and can operate in a completely passive mode at a load of up to 20-30%.

Recently, Xilence added to the above-mentioned series a power supply with nominal 1000W. New model in the pre-sale testing was certified with 80 Plus Platinum, which indicates the level of efficiency from 90% to 94% in the system of 230 V. Like its predecessors, the unit uses a modular principle of cabling, active power factor correction mechanism and complies with ATX12V v2.3 and EPS12V v2.92 standards. The list of available power cables (connectors) is the following: 4x PCI-E 6-pin, 4x PCI-E (6 + 2)-pin, 7x Molex 4-pin, FDD, 12x SATA, EPS12V (4 +4)-pin, EPS12V 8-pin and ATX (20 +4)-pin.

Five-year warranty on the Xilence XQ 1000W provides the possibility of replacement the …
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