Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe Review: Getting to Know a New Intel’s Chipset

Intel’s Z-series chipsets have been recently supplemented by a new Z97 Express companion. Its release coincides with the launch of an updated Haswell Refresh CPU line for LGA 1150 socket. The new platform is thought to support PCI Express M.2 interface that substitutes an old-fashioned mSATA one. It is also supposed to support SATA Express interface and the forthcoming Intel Core 5th generation CPUs. What are the real differences between Z97 and preceding chipsets? Let’s find it out through the example of Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard.



Basic Specifications


— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

— expansion slots: 3x PCI-e 3.0 x16, 4x PCI-e 2.0 …

Iiyama Unveils a New 23-Inch ProLite X2382HS Monitor

Iiyama, a renowned Japanese manufacturer of visual solutions, is going to introduce a fresh PC monitor, entitled ProLite X2382HS. The product is based on a prime-quality IPS array that ensures high resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD). The new-comer is characterized by a stylish design with glossy components and a steady-state display stand. It features 548.5x213.5x388.5 mm dimensions.



Iiyama ProLite X2382HS is thought to have quite responsive array time – 5 ms. It secures the most real color rendering, as well as wide viewing angles (178 (H)/178 (V) aspects). The implementation of an offbeat LED positively redounded on the monitor’s power efficiency: on usual operational mode it consumes not more than 26 W of power, whereas its maximal consumption achieves 45 W only.


To continue, IPS array has taken care about the marvelous color contrast ratio and brightness. Hence, the maximal static contrast makes up 1000:1 and dynamic contrast makes up 5M:1. In regard to the …

AMD reduces the prices for range of video cards Radeon HD 7000

Today, more affordable prices on video cards series AMD Southern Islands for desktop PCs come into effect. The formal reason for reducing the cost of these solutions is the start of selling single-chip flagship Radeon HD 7970 GE. The most significant price reduction ($ 50) affected the high-end Radeon HD 7970, HD 7950 and HD 7870. Their new recommended price is now 430, 350 and 300 dollars respectively. At 10-20 dollars dropped Radeon HD 7850 (new price $ 240), Radeon HD 7770 ($ 120) and Radeon HD 7750 ($ 100).



Among the manufacturers of the disbanded Tahiti XT will be at least three companies — XFX, Sapphire and PowerColor / Club 3D. Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 have a cuddle GeForce GTX 670, Radeon HD 7850 is now $ 10 cheaper than GeForce GTX 570 and Radeon HD 7750 is the same as and GeForce GT 640 DDR3.


So, the developer of Advanced Micro Devices has established a new suggested retail price for the video cards Radeon. Before those price tags will be seen in shops it will …
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