Well-Knit Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix Motherboard Review

While mini-ITX motherboards keep on arousing customers’ mistrust, manufacturers move heaven and earth to eliminate any doubts. Take GA-B85N Phoenix model from Gigabyte alone. It is absolutely ready to satisfy all basic needs a modern high-performance PC requires. In addition, it is not as pricey as its full-format competitors. Hence, what a demanding customer will get for about $100?


Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix boasts the following technical data sheet:

— chipset: Intel B85, socket – LGA 1150, supported CPUs – Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, Core (Haswell gen.);

— memory: 2x DIMM slots, DDR3 SDRAM, volume – 16 GB, max. frequency – 1600 MHz;

— expansion: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— storage: 3x SATA III 6 Gb/sec, 1x SATA II 3 Gb/sec, 1x mSATA 6 Gb/sec, all governed by the chipset;

— graphics: Intel HD Graphics onboard, two video outputs (HDMI 1,4a, DVI-I);

— fan connectors: 2x 4-pin;

— audio: Realtek ALC898, 7.1 …

HIS Marvels Customers with an Overclocked Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Card

HIS has supplemented its line of Radeon HD 7850 graphics adapters with a new outstanding model, codenamed HIS 7850 iPower IceQ X² Turbo. It is primarily distinguished from the reference model by a modified design and overclocked frequencies. Another distinguishing feature is that the card will be delivered along with a brand iTurbo utility; it is called to facilitate the adjustment of all key graphics parameters and optimize its efficiency level.

HIS 7850 iPower IceQ X² Turbo is based on AMD Pitcairn Pro GPU developed on GCN architecture (28 nm technological process). Its nominal clock frequency has been increased from 860 MHz to 1000 MHz. Memory subsystem is introduced by 256-bit GDDR5 memory modules, the overall capacity of which achieves 2 GB. Their nominal clock frequency index equals to 1200 MHz, while effective frequency approximates 4800 MHz.

Cooling of all crucial components is imposed upon a brand two-slot IceQ X² system. It is characterized by a better …

D-Link Starts Shipping High-Speed Cloud Router 5700

D-Link has expanded its lineup of network solutions with a new router model Cloud Router 5700. This router is known to provide an unmatched speed of data transferring due to the improvement of network technologies. The model is able to support Wi-Fi 802.11ac standards and can reach 1.75 Gb/sec. According to the nominal specifications, this type of wireless connection achives the maximal speed of 1.3 Gb/sec on data trasfer. However, manufacturers claim that their new product is going to surpass the previously voiced data.

Cloud Router 5700 has been designed to operate in two modes: Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Wi-Fi 802.11n. This ensures the additional speed of 450 Mb/sec. One of the peculiarities realized in this model is the availability of Cloud App application. This application allows for remote monitoring and control over the local network. Thus, each customer receives extra facilities for the efficient employment of the device. D-Link product supports IPv6 standards and such security …
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