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 …

Gigabyte to Start the Sales of G1.Sniper B5 Motherboard

Gigabyte is planning to start the sales of its newest motherboard that entered G1.Sniper series. Codenamed G1.Sniper B5, the ATX model features 30.5x22.5 mm dimensions and is based on Intel B85 Express chipset. It is equipped with socket LGA1150, supporting latest Intel Haswell (Core line) CPUs. The layout and incorporated facilities prove the motherboard’s orientation on advanced gamers’ segment.



Gigabyte G1.Sniper B5 has been elaborated in compliance with a brand Gigabyte Ultra Durable 4 Plus design concept. The latter is called to elongate the lifespan of all the components and enhance their productivity by providing the utmost security measures. Hence, key components, including high-end solid-state capacitors, are protected from high temperatures, static voltage, humidity, and voltage fluctuations. This board takes use of Nichicon capacitors, which are targeted audio devices; they promote for a more immersive sounding and audio effects while on game.


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Mustek Introduces a New Compact UPS Model

Mustek, an established supplier of consumer electronics and hardware, announces the release of its new product line – UPS series PowerMust 1000/1400/2000 USB P. The series is basically targeted at home-based users, as well as, small and middle-size business structures. The major task of the new model line is to provide efficient uninterrupted operation of PCs, desktops and other devices that are used to work in non-favorable environment (continual voltage interruptions).



Mustek PowerMust is delivered in three variants with 1000, 1400 and 2000 VA. The models are able to provide all vital facilities for the secure PC and network equipment running. PowerMust is called to fulfill several functions simultaneously and cannot be applied only on conditions of voltage absence or fluctuations. This device will protect all equipment from voltage decrease to 160V and from the necessity to switch to the battery power supply. Thus, UPS units are furnished with standard Euro socket, USB …
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