MSI Introduces A88XI AC Motherboard for FM2+ Platform

The product line of MSI’s mini-ITX motherboards now welcomes a new-comer: the MSI A88XI AC. It takes AMD A88X chipset for Socket FM2+ platform as the basis; this implies the support for AMD Athlon and AMD A series CPUs (of all generations). The PCB offers two DIMM slots for the integration of DDR3-2133 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB). Upon the whole, this model is able to offer much more than other small-sized boards.

The MSI A88XI AC accommodates 4x SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports for the connection of drives and 1x PCI-e 3.0 x16 socket for the implementation of an add-on card. Network options are secured as by gigabit Ethernet controller, so by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac modules. External I/O panel houses three audio ports, one S/PDIF out, one RJ-45, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, one PS/2 Combo port, and three video ports (HDMI, DVI-D and D-Sub).

Moreover, the support for 8-channel sound production (due to Realtek ALC887) and HDMI video port entails the playback of 4K Ultra HD …

Biostar Intros Hi-Fi A85W 3D Motherboard with a Bunch of Useful Features

Biostar, has recently introduced a new Hi-Fi A85W 3D motherboard, intended to support APUs from AMD for Socket FM2 (Richland and Trinity generation APUs). The board is developed in ATX form-factor and features four DIMM slots for DDR3 memory modules. Expansion facilities are guaranteed by two PCI slots, two PCI Express x16 2.0 slots, and PCI Express x1 2.0 slots, while connectivity options are secured by eight SATA III ports with the support of various RAID configurations (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10). The model also boasts three video sockets (VGA, DVI and HDMI) and USB 3.0 ports.

Biostar Hi-Fi A85W 3D is able to offer customers a lot of useful features. Hence, it employs 24-bit sampling that ensures the production of utmost sounding via analogue interface, while connecting with home theaters, multi-channel acoustic systems and high-efficiency headphones. Multi-channel Calibration (MCC) technology allows for the adjusting of an optimal sound environment on different spacing. With the …

The third generation of chips Thunderbolt will be released in the second quarter of the next year

Data interface Thunderbolt from Intel company entered the market in February 2011 in the Apple MacBook Pro laptop. By combining in the one interface PCI Express and DisplayPort, it now offers data rates up to 10 Gbit / s. On the more common personal computers the interface began to be applied recently, as part of the laptop and PC top price category.

Intel plans to introduce a new controller interface Redwood Ridge Thunderbolt for use in personal computers in the second quarter of next year. It is likely that the new controllers will form the platform of the Shark Bay for next generation processors under the name of Haswell.

Controllers Redwood Ridge will support completely the same data rate 10 Gb / s, interface DisplayPort v1.1 and function DisplayPort v1.2 Redriver. At present, even the cheapest chips Thunderbolt, 2-channel Cactus Ridge, cost motherboard manufacturers at about $ 20, and many consumers expect that emergence of new generations of controllers will reduce …
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