MSI Offers H87I AC Motherboard for Demanding PC Builders

MSI has made a pleasing presentation for all builders and enthusiasts who would like to create a small-sized but highly efficient gaming or multimedia system. The MSI H87I AC is designed in mini-ITX form-factor, featuring 170x170 mm dimensions only. The core of the board is Intel H87 Express chipset that supports all Haswell CPUs with LGA1150 socket. According to the latest data, the model is already available in the European market for approximately 102 EUR.



The H87I AC accommodates two DIMM slots, available for the incorporation of DDR3 modules with the maximal frequency of 1600 MHz. The latter might work in a two-channel mode and reach 16 GB capacity. Disk subsystem is organized by means of four SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, which allow for the creation of diverse RAID configurations (i.e. 0, 1, 5, 10, AHCI).


Expansion is realized due to a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 connector and one mini-PCI-e (half-size) connector for network modules. Network abilities are supported by one …

The First Data about AMD Ryzen R7 1800X, R7 1700X and R7 1700 Cost Have Been Revealed

From day to day we obtain more and more info about AMD Ryzen processors and changes in company naming. Data on several Ryzen CPUs prices are already available online and should be treated with caution, because AMD specialties’ success depends on their cost-productivity correlation.



Thus, a new series flagship, R7 1800X, will cost 600 EUR. Its overfrequency will make 4 GHz. The basic frequency is likely to be 3.6 GHz. This model claims to provide competition for the Intel Core i7-6900K product from the Broadwell-E family, which is sold at 1,000 USD. CPU R7 1700X is expected to cost 470 EUR and deliver the 3.8 GHz enhanced frequency. It is worth more, than Core i7-7700K, which costs 350 USD, thus we can assume, its productivity level will be higher. However, CPU R7 1700 with 3.7 GHz overfrequency will be retailed at the price tag of 390 EUR and feature just 65 W TDP.


One should take into account, that the prices indicated are meant for Europe; in the USA CPUs may be …

Overview of the ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 Motherboard

Let’s view over the motherboard Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 belonging to the game series ASRock and released in cooperation with the well-known cyber sportsman Jonathan «Fatal1ty» Wendel.


Main Characteristics

The opportunities it offers will be described in more detail below but for now let’s take a look at the main characteristics of the model in question:


Chipset: Intel X99

Processor socket: Socket LGA2011-3

Processors: Core i7 (Broadwell-E, Haswell-E), Xeon E5 *

Memory: 8 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400 ** / 2800 ** / 2933 ** / 3300 **, maximum 128 GB

PCI-E slots: 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16 + x0 + x0, x16 + x16 + x0, x16 + x8 + x8, x16 + x0 + x8, x8 + x8 + x8)

2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1

M.2: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110)

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2230/2242/2260/2280)

Number of connected fans: 5x 4pin (1x for water pump)

PS/2 ports: 1 (keyboard/mouse)

USB ports: 2 x 3.1 Gen2 (connectors on the rear …
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