Comprehensive Mainboard Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X Review

APUs AMD Kaveri gave push to the emergence of high-performance systems, which can cope with the majority of modern Full HD games. In this light, demanding customers are preoccupied with the choice of motherboards for Socket FM2+ platform in order to satisfy their basic gaming needs. Gigabyte was one of the first companies to come forward with those demands and the launch of G1.Sniper A88X mainboard is an attempt to win the audience. Except for gaming bells and whistles, this model is ready to offer a comprehensive list of functional for high-end systems.

Key Features

Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X belongs to the G1-Killer exclusive series, featuring:

— form-factor: ATX (305x225 mm);

— chipset and APU: AMD A88X for socket FM2+, AMD Athlon/A4/A6/A8/A10 series APUs (Kaveri, Trinity, Richland);

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, 64 GB maximal capacity, 1333 MHz-2400 OC MHz frequencies;

— integrated graphics: Radeon HD R7/7000/8000 series;

— expansion …

Kingston Showcases High-Capacity SSDNow KC400 Drives

Kingston has expanded its SSDNow lineup of solid-state drives by KC400 series. It entails four high-capacity 2.5-inch models: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB. All of them are based on a 4-core 8-channel Phison 3110 controller and SATA III interface. The new-comers feature 100.1x69.8x7.0 mm dimension only and are shipped with a 5-year’s limited warranty.

Kingston SSDNow KC400 drives support SmartECC technology that serves for the maximal protection of data purposes. In addition, they accommodate SmartRefresh technology that saves the data from reading errors. The availability of onboard dedicated software ensures that the models could restart after emergency power shutdown.

All SSDs boast quite high cumulative volume of written data. The drives are able to operate in a wide range of temperatures (from -40 to +85). Their maximal power consumption index equals to 3.74 W on reading and 0.255 W in idle mode.

Moreover, the KC400 series offers unprecedented performance …

Cooler Master Readies a New Silencio 452 PC Chassis

Cooler Master has added a new PC chassis to its Silencio series. The Silencio 452 is developed in a mid-tower form-factor and features 194x451.4x494.7 mm dimensions. It is peculiar by a sleek design with totally black interior and exterior. The case boasts soundproof side panels and anti-vibration rubber props. The greenhorn is supposed to come on sale in early January, 2014, though the pricing is currently unknown.

Cooler Master Silencio 452 is intended to accommodate motherboards of a standard ATX, as well as a micro-ATX standard. Storage is introduced by two 5.25-inch racks and six internal 3.5/2.5-inch racks. This is quite enough for the assembling of a powerful platform.

Internal layout allows for the installation of quite lengthy graphics adapters (up to 386 mm) and, if necessary, a voluminous liquid-cooling heatsink (240 mm). The latter is supplemented by dedicated rubber grommets on the rear facet.

Initially the chassis is furnished with a pair of low-noise …
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