Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D Review

When all the turmoil connected with the launch of new Intel Haswell processors becalmed, potential customers could finally get their own opinion about CPU facilities and decide whether an upgrade is a sensible move. A flagship motherboard from Biostar, entitled Hi-Fi Z87X 3D, proves that it worth the effort. Biostar was one of the first manufacturers in the market to pay much attention to audio subsystem. Hence, all the best audio elaborations have been aptly implemented in its flagship board.

General Specifications

Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D positions itself as the motherboard for overclocking, featuring:

— chipset: Intel Z87;

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

— socket and supported processors: Socket 1150, Intel Haswell Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— built-in graphics core: Intel HD Graphics 4600;

— memory: type – DDR3, capacity – up to 32 GB, clock frequencies – 1066 MHz – 2800 (OC) MHz;

— expansion slots: three PCI-e 2.0 x1, two …

Samsung Readies a Couple of Curved Monitors: CF791 & CFG70

Samsung has replenished its lineup of gaming products with a couple of new monitors with a curved framework. The CF791 is a 34-inch display with 4 ms response time, whereas its comrade, the CFG70, is shipped in 23.5-inch & 27-inch variations; their response time equals to 1 ms. Both models are developed on VA panel with 1500-1800 mm curvature.

Samsung CF791 boasts 3400x1400 pixels resolution, while Samsung CFG70 features Full HD resolution (1920x1080). The integrated panel ensures the widest viewing angles – 178/178 degrees in both aspects, 125% coverage in sRGB environment. The latter is due to the incorporation of Quantum Dot technology which enhances color rendering and contrast showings.

A pair is thought to support AMD FreeSync technology via HDMI port; it promotes for the dynamic synchronization of refresh rate within 100-144 Hz range. The CF791 comes equipped with a pair of speakers (2x 7W). It also accommodates 2x HDMI ports, 1x DisplayPort, 1x 3.5-mm mini-jack, …

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Evga, a leading American supplier of 3D cards, is going to launch one more graphics card with factory overclocked speeds. A new model is based on Nvidia FeForce GTX 670 adapter and codenamed as Evga GeForce GTX 670 FTW LE. Its design resembles the one implemented in GeForce GTX 670 FTW card, but the main distinction between them is seen in frequency showings. The newbie demonstrates a bit lower frequency index than its predecessor.

Evga GeForce GTX 670 FTW LE is housed on a PCB designed for PCI-e 3.0 x16 bus. This card takes GK104 graphics core with 1344 CUDA cores as the basis; it is developed on Kepler architecture under 28 nm standards. Its inventory also embraces 2GB of GDDR5 memory (256-bit interface). Cooling system is introduced by a 2-slot cooler of active type with a single turbine-like fan. Power subsystem consists of two connection 6-pin sockets and requires a quite efficient PSU (not less than 500W power).

Frequency template looks the following way: GPU runs at …
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