MSI Shared the First Shot of Z170A Gaming Pro Mainboard

First displayed at Computex 2015, the Z170A Gaming Pro motherboard from MSI is now available for the web community. The company teases the first shot of the extended ATX model, showing off its main privileges. The new-comer is based on Intel Z170 chipset, intended for Socket LGA 1151-compatible Intel Skylake CPUs. Its key visual attraction is the availability of a stripe with RGB illumination on the right side. The stripe supports 8 working modes and is able to display up to 16.5 million colors.

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro comes equipped with 4x DIMM slots for the integration of DDR4-3300 MHz memory modules (maximum capacity – 64 GB). Storage subsystem is introduced by four SATA 6 Gb/sec ports and a single SATA Express port (compatible with two SATA 6 Gb/sec ports). The socket is powered by a 8-pin connector, whereas the PCB draws power from a 24-pin ATX one.

Furthermore, the connection of graphics cards might be realized via two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots; other expansion cards are …

The Launch of New Generation Core i3 is Planned for Early September

The recent launch of Intel's Ivy Bridge processors based on a new microarchitecture has touched upon Core i5 and Core i7 series. Currently, the company is working vigorously on the advancement of its Core i3 series, as well as, Pentium G2100T and G2120 models. The latter will be designed on similar to its 'brethren' architecture. In accordance with the voiced information, the new processors will be released in early September.

The nominal lineup of Core i3 processors will include five models; processors with T index (i3-3220T and i3-3240T) will be characterized by low power consumption (up to 35W) and average frequencies which will fluctuate in the ranges of 2.8-3 GHz. Senior models (i3-3220 and i3-3225) will operate at 3.3 GHz and have TDP index of 55W, while the superior model Core i3-3240 will achieve the frequency index of 3.4 GHz. These models are distinguished by the availability of more efficient integrated HD 4000 graphics type.

Upon the whole, the third …

Power-Efficient Monitor AOC G2460PG Review

Monitors with G-Sync support are not oddity nowadays. However, only few manufacturers manage to design a product that would be a perfection in any aspect. AOC has succeeded in this matter when it introduced the G2460PG model. It is differentiated not only by anticipated visual effects but also by low power consumption. Let’s review AOC G2460PG in details.


The G2460PG features the following specifications:

— display dimensions: 24 inches, aspect – 16:9, visible part of the screen – 531.36x298.89 mm;

— panel type: TN + Film, 6-bit, support for A-FRC;

— response time: 1 ms;

— maximal resolution: 1920x1080 pixels at 144 Hz refresh time;

— maximal brightness: 350 cd/m2;

— contrast: static – 1000:1, dynamic – 80M:1;

— viewing angles: 178/170;

— amount of displayed colors: 16.7 m;

— power supply: internal 100-240 V;

— power consumption: working mode – 40 W, standby – 0.5 W, off mode – 0.5 W;

— …
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