‘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 …

Multifunctional Monitor Dell P2314H Review

Dell has been one of the stakeholders in the visual solutions segment for a long time. Its updated ‘P’ series of monitors adds to the company’s merits, proving the high quality of provided products. The P2314H is the junior model within the lineup, featuring a number of advanced facilities that correspond to the up-to-date demands of exacting customers. It combines contemporary design and marvelous visual effects just to strike the imagination and facilitate day-to-day work.

Key Specifications

Dell P2314H features the following peculiarities:

— panel: type – AH-IPS, diagonal – 23 inches, aspect ratio – 16:9, response time – 8 ms (GtG), resolution: 1920x1080, backlit – W-LED, brightness – 250 cd/m2, number of displayed colors – 16.7 m, vertical refresh rate – 60 Hz, viewing angles – 178/178 degrees, contrast – 1000:1 (static), 2M:1 (dynamic);

— stand: tilt – from -4 to +21 degrees, rotation – from -45 to +45 degrees, height – 130 …

MSI Announces Z170A PC Mate Mainboard

MSI has recently habituated to launching ever newer and more efficient mainboards. This time the company unveils Z170A PC Mate full ATX model that draws power via 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS sockets. It is based on Intel Z170 chipset and is estimated for Intel Core LGA1151 (Skylake) CPUs. The core cooperates closely with DDR4 3300 MHz memory (4 slots are available, two-channel mode), the maximal volume of which might achieve 64 GB.

MSI Z170A PC Mate comes equipped with 6-phase VRM system. The model is rich in expansion facilities: it offers one PCI Express 3.0 x16, one PCI Express 3.0 x4, three PCI Express 3.0 x1, and a pair of PCI slots. The connection of drives is realized due to 1x M.2 slot 32 Gb/sec, 1x SATA Express 16 Gb/sec, and 6x SATA III 6 Gb/sec.

As far as interfaces are concerned, this motherboard houses six USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, a couple of USB 3.1 ports, as well as three different video ports: HDMI 2.0, D-Sub and DVI. Besides, network connection …
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