ASRock FM2A88M-HD+ to Support the Latest AMD Kaveri APUs

ASRock has recently announced a new series of motherboards that are based on the prime-class AMD A88X chipset, targeting Socket FM2(+) CPUs of Trinity and Richland generation. Moreover, they are supposed to support the new-gen AMD Kaveri APUs with Steamroller microarchitecture. One of the most outstanding models within the series is FM2A88M-HD+ motherboard, which features a large amount of slots and sockets. At the same time, it remains a cost-efficient solution.

ASRock FM2A88M-HD+ is designed in a micro-ATX form-factor, featuring 234x183 mm dimensions. The company claims that this model is able to accommodate DDR3 RAM with 2133 MHz frequency, housed in two DIMM slots. Therein, the maximal memory capacity might achieve 32 GB. Hardware base consists of prime-quality solid-state capacitors and durable chokes. Three expansion slots are introduced by one PCI, one PCIe 2.0 x1, and one high-speed PCIe 3.0 x16; the latter demonstrates up to 15.75 Mb/sec bandwidth.

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Router Netgear WNDR4500 Review

Several months ago router WNDR4500 from Netgear manufacturer was a real sensation in the market thanks to its unmatched performance characteristics. Nowadays this model has got a few rivals that can boast a number of privileges, as in design so in specifications. Despite this fact, Netgear WNDR4500 deserves a special attention, being among the most advanced wireless solutions for home-based networks.

Design and Framework

Netgear WNDR4500 is developed in a refined and stylish design which makes it a desirable device in any environment. Its casing is made of black glossy plastic and is fixed to the transparent plastic stand. Such framework makes the horizontal or wall localization impossible. The clipboard consists of a single Netgear logo, while the back board accommodates the information about the model, MAC addresses and a password by default used for the connection with Wi-Fi network.

The front block is distinguished by the availability of green indicators which …

AMD Announces the Development of Steamroller

Heightened demand for high-end processor solutions and ever rising competition make AMD constantly develop its products. This usually results in the release of really outstanding items, such as already acknowledged Bulldozer and Piledriver. Therefore, according to the words of the companies technical manager, Mark Papermaster, the development of a new processor architecture, codenamed Steamroller, is already on order of AMD's business. The ready-made products are sure to be released next year. Steamroller is called to become the third edition of Bulldozer architecture that launched last year and a loyal companion of Piledriver core.

The initial data witness that processors on Steamroller architecture will be designed in correspondence with 28 nm technological process. This should favorably affect their efficiency and enlarge the performance by 15-20% at equivalent power consumption and clock frequency. At the same time, Steamroller will improve all specifications implemented in …
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