Overview of the Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3 Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3 has just basic features, of the additional controllers there is only ASM2142, which brings two last-generation USB sockets to the rear panel, which means that today it will be possible to concentrate completely on the manufacturer’s innovations. The letter K in the model name helps to identify the latest version of the Killer adapter from Qualcomm Atheros in the network controller.


Of the bright features, the presence of two SATA-E sockets and only one compact type M.2 can be identified. The configuration of NVIDIA SLI is not provided here.


Features

Chipset: Intel Z270

Processor socket : Socket 1151

Processors: Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron (Skylake-S, Kaby Lake-S)

Memory: 4 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400* /2666* /2800* /3000* /3200* /3300* /3333* /3400* / 3466* /3600* /3666* /3733* /3800* /3866* (OS), A maximum of 64 GB

PCI-E slots: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16)

2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x4)

3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

The overview of be quiet! Power Zone 650W (Z1-650W)

Let’s have a look at a power supply be quiet! of Power Zone series, designed for demanding gamers and enthusiasts. As you can see, there’s no way to avoid gamers, but how they will benefit from a new power supply but for the stability of its parameters, is absolutely unclear. The matter is that the devices’ characteristics for all the applications should be consistent with the declared specifications. So, the power supply we are currently reviewing is a quite good solution for every demanding user.


This series includes units with capacity from 650 to 1000 watts, which correspond to the 80 Plus Bronze certificate, support energy saving modes C6 and C7 of the Intel processors and have a low noise level.


Additionally, this series’ devices have a fully modular design, as well as a possibility to connect up to three case fans, and the propeller of the unit itself rotates for a few minutes after turning off the system. And, of course, the Power Zone models have excellent …

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Review

The second generation of AMD A-Series hybrid processors, announced earlier in October, are already integrated in a number of graphics solutions. The newly appeared products are compatible with Socket FM2 only and cannot be applied for Socket FM1 infrastructure. This implies that a number of motherboards lose their upgrade facilities and can't be updated with a new advanced solution. Still, the market is currently ready to present a few boards destined to operate with the updated AMD A-Series. Gigabyte is one of the pioneers in this respect, introducing its motherboard GA-F2A85X-UP4, developed specifically for Socket FM2.



Integration


Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm PCB dimensions. AMD A85X chipset is a heart of the motherboard; it secures the compatibility with A-Series (second gen.) APU and Athlon CPUs in the implementation of Socket FM2. The overall TDP level claimed for the model is not more than 100W. The PCB allots four DIMM slots …
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