Motherboard Asus P8Z77M-Pro Review

Functional possibilities of motherboards are not 100% dependent on their dimensions, as it was considered in earlier times. Quite the contrary, nowadays it's feasible to complement a high-performance system of compact dimensions. In this light, the majority of motherboard designers replenish their lineup of products with models of mATX format to propose efficiency and ergonomics simultaneously. Asus can boast a number of motherboard of various form-factors, and mATX is not an exclusion. Its latest model P8Z77M-Pro is capable to support all up-dated technologies, including multi-graphics (3-Way CrossFire, SLI, and Lucid Virtu MVP).



General Peculiarities


Asus P8Z77M-Pro is developed in mATX form factor. The predominant color gamut includes brown, blue and black tints. Capacitor fins have got composite gamut of silver-blue tints. The power is enabled via the main 24-contact ATX socket, and an additional 8-contact one. Such combination is basically applied in full-size …

BDR-S11J-BK and BDR-S11J-X Are the Two Novelties with SATA 6 Gbps from Pioneer

Recently the Pioneer Co. has announced the release of its two Blu-ray Disc optical drives. Those are BDR-S11J-BK and BDR-S11J-X models with SATA 6 Gbps interface meant for playback of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.



The Pioneer BDR-S11J-BK sample will obtain the glazed black front panel, and BDR-S11J-X – the refined audio quality for AudioCD PB. Both products fit in the 5.25-inch drive bays.


The supreme write speeds are the following: BD-R — 16х, BD-R LTH — 8x, BD-RE — 2x, DVD-RAM — 5x, DVD+RW — 8x, DVD±R — 16x, DVD±R DL — 8x, CD-R — 40x, CD-RW — 24x. The supply kit will include the Cyberlink software. However, reproduction of 4K movies requires the availability of Windows 10 operating system, the Intel 7th-Gen Core i5 processor alongside with a display with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0, connected to the CPU integrated graphics card.


The Pioneer BDR-S11J-BK and BDR-S11J-X will come in retail in February at the lowest price of $195.

Gigabyte Shows Off a Bespoke GTX 970 Graphics Card

Gigabyte has intrigued its fans by the design of an unusual videocard – the GeForce GTX 970 (GV-N970TTOC-4GD). It is based on Nvidia GM-204-200-A1 GPU (Maxwell) but with overclocked frequencies. The core operates at 1101 MHz/1241 MHz instead of etalon 1050 MHz/1178 MHz. The GPU is accompanied with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (256-bit bus) that runs at 7010 MHz efficient clock frequency.



Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 is distinguished by the implementation of Twin Turbo Fan cooling system. It consists of three copper heatpipes with direct touch technology, an aluminum heatsink, and a radial-flow fan; the latter grasps air from both sides of the adapter due to the shortened PCB design.


As a result, the airflow increases by 24%, whereas the cooling effect enhances by 29%. Thanks to this, the card is thought to be an optimal solution for Nvidia SLI configurations.


It should be noted that this graphics card boasts a high-quality hardware base – Ultra Durable VGA. A set of external …
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