‘Deadly’ MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Mainboard Review

Despite the fact that Intel Z97 chipset appeared in the market long ago, mainboards on this platform have not lost their vitality till nowadays. The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC is an acknowledgement of this. Being a representative of top-tier segment, this product is supposed to be an ideal match for gamers and enthusiast overclockers who look for stability and unbelievable facilities. Let’s see what kind of benefits this model can offer to the army of sophisticated users.

Stepwise Overview

The full-format ATX MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard is based on Intel Z97 chipset that supports Intel Core Haswell/Haswell Refresh CPUs with LGA1150 socket. Wisely-elaborated printed circuit board (PCB) accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules of 32 GB overall capacity (with XMP profiles). The integration of expansion and graphics cards becomes possible due to three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots & the same amount of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. If equipped with two videocards, the board …

Nvidia Announces Quadro K6000 Professional Graphics Solution

Nvidia is going to release a new graphics card for professional use from Quadro series. Entitled Quadro K6000, it is targeting high-performance workstations, due to an uncommon computing efficiency with 5.2 TFLOPS single precision. This graphics adapter fully utilizes the computing possibilities of GK110 GPU and accommodates 12 GB(!) memory to lead across the segment.

Nvidia Quadro K6000 is based on GK110 graphics core (Kepler 28 nm architecture). As distinct from mainstream customer-oriented versions with neutered core – Titan, GeForce GTX 780/770 – this model employs a full-fledge core. This results in the augmentation of CUDA cores up to 2880 items, ROPs — up to 48 items, and TMUs — up to 256 items. GK110 here runs at 900 MHz.

In reference to GDDR5 video memory, its overall capacity makes up 12 GB, which is twice more than mainstream processors have. Its nominal clock frequency equals to 1502 MHz, while its effective index rises up to 6008 MHz. The connection …

New Tiny Mini-PC Zbox PA330 from Zotac

Zotac, a renowned innovator in PC hardware development, has introduced a pocket-sized nettop, entitled Zbox PA330. The new-comer is designed in Pico-PC form-factor, featuring 116.8x66x45.7 mm dimensions. According to Zotac, this mini-PC is able to satisfy the basic needs of people on the move and of those who long for a space-saving environment.

The heart of Zotac Zbox PA330 is AMD A4 Micro-6400T APU with an integrated AMD Radeon R3 graphics core. The APU is attended by 2 GB of DDRL-1333 MHz memory and an inbuilt eMMC drive of 32 GB capacity. Network facilities are represented by a native wireless Wi-Fi 802.11ac adapter as well as by Bluetooth 4.0 adapter. There is also a full-sized RJ-45 socket for the organization of a wired network with 1 Gb/sec bandwidth.

To continue, connection with the monitors and other visuals becomes possible due to one HDMI port and one mini-DisplayPort socket. A pair of USB 2.0 ports might be employed for the connection of peripherals, whereas a …
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