One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.

CPU & Memory

Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).

The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

Announcement of video card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 Super Overclock

The efforts of Gigabyte engineers culminated in the release of the Radeon HD 7970 Super Overclock, also known as GV-R797SO-3GD. This is a monstrous construction with height of 64 mm (3.5 expansion slots) and a cooling system WindForce 5X. As well as preparing to be released GeForce GTX 680 SOC, the new adapter uses a five high-speed (> 4000 rev / min) fan size of 40 mm, copper evaporation chamber, and five copper heat pipes.

WindForce 5X – is one of the most expensive VGA-coolers, except for models with water blocks and liquid cooling system. It will allow to overclock Gigabyte GV-R797SO-3GD up to frequencies of 1155/7620 MHz. However, neither the temperature nor the noise performance of video card can be considered satisfactory: 85 degrees under load and 91 ° C for overclocking with increased voltage, and 8000 rpm in a heavy-duty (1185 MHz, 1.375 V) explains the situation.

Printed circuit board Radeon HD 7970 SOC is reinforced with five polymer capacitors NEC / …

AOC Introduces Monitor e2752Vq from Professional Series

AOC has highlighted its new monitor-masterpiece, codenamed e2752Vq. The model belongs to Professional series and boasts a number of different interfaces. This makes this monitor a universal means as for corporate purposes, so for home use. The model has got 27 inch display and power-saving LED which makes it a beneficial and desirable acquirement.

AOC e2752Vq is designed with Full HD resolution that equals to 1920x1080. It is equipped with LED lighting and video outputs, such as HDMI, DisplayPort, D-Sub, DVI-D. The availability of the integrated USB hub allows the user to employ the monitor in various configurations. Moreover, the integration of the product provides for the connection of several devices simultaneously (laptop, video camera, flash-drive, digital camera, etc.).

To continue, this model is capable to manage any office, multimedia or gaming applications due to the outstanding technical peculiarities. Thus, the monitor has got 1200:1 contrast level and …
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