‘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 …

Delux Launches New Gaming Chassis MZ407

Delux Technology, a renowned developer of various hardware items and peripherals, launches a new PC chassis MZ407 targeting gamers. The model features 450x192x435 mm dimensions and is able to support motherboards of ATX or micro-ATX standard, PSUs of ATX form-factor, and up to seven PCI expansion cards. In retail sale the chassis will be available in three design variations: in Navy Blue coloring, in Army Green military style, and in classic Black coloring.

I/O panel has got quite an unusual lay-out: it’s located on a sloped joint of the top and frontal facets. This panel boasts standard 3.5 mm audio slots (for headphones/microphone), USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, as well as cooling system/backlight control switch.

Delux MZ407 is ready to accommodate graphics adapters of up to 280 mm in length. Besides, the chassis has got four bays for 5.25-inch drives and five bays for 3.5-inch drives. It should be mentioned that the user won’t require any additional tools in order to …

AMD Adds Three New Mobile APUs to Kabini Series

AMD has replenished its mobile APU line with three new models of AMD Kabini series: E2-3800, E1-2200 and A4-5100. The triple is developed on Jaguar microarchitecture (28 nm) with SoC design. Needless to say that the new-comers are destined to be incorporated within hand-held mobile devices, such as entry-level laptops and tablets. All of the models are housed in BGA 769 socket cases, thus the customers might expect their market appearance within ready devices.

SoC design stipulates the integration of a one-channel DDR3 controller with the support for two memory modules. In addition, it allows for the enabling of SD, USB 3.0, HD Audio, PCI Express 2.0, LPC, and SATA 6 Gb/sec interfaces. More details about each model are provided below.

AMD E2-3800

This model features 4 cores, operating at 1300 MHz clock frequency. It employs an onboard Radeon HD 8280 graphics chip that runs at 450 MHz. DDR3 controller supports the installation of modules of up to 1600 MHz frequency. The …
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