Motherboard MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Review (Part I)

MSI motherboards game series enjoys steady popularity, so let’s start getting acquainted with the updated line of products based on Intel Z270 with a simple average model having the M5 index.


Technical Characteristics

This is a full-featured product with few bonuses and no sharp simplifications in its design. The power subsystem looks quite convincing and an additional controller for USB 3.1 ports on the rear panel is engaged.


The total set of possibilities is as follows:


Model: MSI Z270 Gaming M5 (MS-7A78 VER: 1.0) Chipset: Intel Z270 Processor sockets: Socket 1151 Processors: Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron (Skylake-S, Kaby Lake-S) Memory: 4 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400/2600 */ 2800 */ 3000 */ 3200 */ 3600 */ 3800 *(OC), a maximum of 64 GB PCI-E slots: 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16 + x0, x8 + x8) 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x4)3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 M.2: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280/22110)

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

The Backside Button Lets Enhance the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iGame Vulcan AD Clock

One of well-known motherboards and video cards vendors, the Chinese Colorful Technology Co., has recently produced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iGame Vulcan AD graphics adapter. The novelty is based on the Nvidia GP 102 chipset and is chilled down due to a powerful three-fan (two 90 mm and one 80 mm) Silver Shark cooling system, taking three slots. The overall length of the Colorful product comes up to 300 mm.



The printed-circuit board features a 8+2 Phase digital power design; the Silver Plating Technology is applied. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iGame Vulcan AD gets power from a couple of 8-pin PCIe connectors.


The 11 GB GDDR5X memory operates at the Nvidia recommended 11 GHz frequency. The graphics chipset will most likely obtain the factory overclocking. However, the Turbo button on the back side allows to enhance this option. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iGame Vulcan AD specs also include DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-D connectors, the idle fan-stop function, the LED-backlit logo and the dual.

D-Link Boasts a Customizable Switch DES-1100-26 of EasySmart Series

D-Link Corporation, a world-known designer and provider of high-end network solutions, has released its new child-switch DES-1100-26 which belongs to EasySmart series. All products of this series are called to ensure advanced performance and scalability characteristics. DES-1100-26 is oriented basically for small and middle business networks and offers efficient corporate solutions for a moderate price. This switch supports the most asked-for options of L2 level necessary for foolproof employment. Moreover, it gives the possibility of setup and control via the user-friendly Web-interface.



In contrast to the previous models from D-Link, DES-1100-26 has got the gigabit ports for the connection with the servers or network backbone. The switch supports the static channel aggregation, bandwidth control, and other options like IGMP Snooping, 802.1p QoS, 802.1Q VLAN, Loopback Detection, etc. Static MAC option allows administering the network connection with devices by means of static …
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