ASRock Surfaces J3355B-ITX Mainboard

ASRock enters the market with a mainboard, targeting new Intel Apollo Lake CPUs (14 nm, Intel Goldmont micro-architecture). The J3355B-ITX model is thought to be integrated within laptops or entry-level all-in-one solutions. As seen from the codename, the board is developed in mini-ITX form-factor. It comes equipped with Intel Celeron J3355 processor, operating at 2.0-2.5 GHz frequency. The CPU features 10 W TDP; hence, cooling is backed by a noiseless passive cooler.

ASRock J3355B-ITX accommodates a pair of SO-DIMM slots for DDR3/DDRL3 modules with 1866 MHz frequency (up to 16 GB). The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 500 GPU that runs at 700 MHz. The connection of drives is realized via two SATA III ports. The incorporated PCIe 2.0 x16 slot is optimal for expansion cards, rather than a VGA card.

To continue, audio subsystem is based on 7.1-channel Realtek ALC887 controller, whereas network facilities are ensured with the help of Realtek RTL8111GR …

CPU Cooling System Scythe Katana 4 Review

Cooling systems supplied by Japanese manufacturer Scythe are distinguished by the tilted radiators. The latest CPU Katana 4 cooler is not an exception: it is notable for the unusual shape of the radiator. This product is going to compete for mass audience in middle-end market segment, since its price is estimated not for inveterate gamers or overclockers but for users with common cooling needs. Scythe Katana 4 will be a perfect match for average PC systems intended at efficient central processor airflow.

Basic Specifications

The first, and most striking, distinguishing feature of Scythe Katana 4 is its compatibility with a large number of Intel/AMD processor sockets. Even the systems with outdated sockets can hope placing this cooler model. The list of supported sockets include: Intel LGA 775, 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, and AMD FM1, AM2/AM2+, AM3/AM3+, 940, 939 and 754. Other specifications of the model are listed below:

— dimensions: 100x102.5x143 mm, weight – 480 g;
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Gammaxx S40: a New Budgetary CPU Cooler from Deepcool

Deepcool is going to amplify its product line with a new CPU cooler known as Gammaxx S40. This model features 120x81.3x143 mm dimensions and a traditional for contemporary cooling systems framework. But its recommended price of €25 is going to become the major attraction for the potential audience. Moreover, due to the availability of various fixing clips, Gammaxx S40 demonstrates support for various actual desktop platforms, including Intel's Socket LGA 2011, 1366, 1156, 1155, 775, and AMD's FM1, FM2, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+.

Deepcool Gammaxx S40 consists of six copper heat pipes covered by a nickel layer, a clamping plate that functions also as an additional heatsink, a set of aluminum plates with perforations, and a fan. The developers have realized Core Touch technology in their new product that allows the heatpipes to get in direct contact with the CPU lid.

The integrated fan of 120 mm dimensional type is based on a hydrodynamic bearing. It is known to support PWM …
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