Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe Review: Getting to Know a New Intel’s Chipset

Intel’s Z-series chipsets have been recently supplemented by a new Z97 Express companion. Its release coincides with the launch of an updated Haswell Refresh CPU line for LGA 1150 socket. The new platform is thought to support PCI Express M.2 interface that substitutes an old-fashioned mSATA one. It is also supposed to support SATA Express interface and the forthcoming Intel Core 5th generation CPUs. What are the real differences between Z97 and preceding chipsets? Let’s find it out through the example of Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard.



Basic Specifications


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

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

— expansion slots: 3x PCI-e 3.0 x16, 4x PCI-e 2.0 …

Lenovo Unveils Plans for ThinkVision 4K UltraHD Monitors

Lenovo, one of the global leaders in consumer electronics, has unveiled plans for the upcoming release of two professional PC monitors of ThinkVision lineup. The ThinkVision Pro2840m and ThinkVision 28 are characterized by the support of 4K UltraHD resolution and a range of advanced features. The first 28-inch model combines an entire scope of facilities for professional users, whereas the second one boasts some intellectual capabilities, serving a real entertainment center run by Android OS.



Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m is targeting enterprise users who got used to work with automated design engineering and data analysis. For sure, it will be much appreciated by home users, willing to watch video in ultra-wide resolution (3840x2160). The model features a stylish ergonomic design with an excessive use of glass. The display is equipped with sensor keys and binary speakers.


The display itself is based on a full-fledged stand that allows for the rotation, adjustment of …

Wireless Router Asus RT-AC66U Review

Till recent past routers supporting 802.11n standards have been supposed as the most up-dated and powerful ones. However, nowadays this segment is outliving certain upgrade and a few manufacturers start integrating a new, more advanced standard – 802.11ac. One may wonder why developing one more standard if 802.11n is able to manage current video at high speeds. Still, the design of a more progressive item signifies more promising features. Asus RT-AC66U belongs to a new generation of routers exactly due to the support of 802.11ac.



Design


Asus RT-AC66U is housed in a black dull casing made of plastic. It is equipped with three external antennas which are intended to provide for a perfect sensitivity and high signal level. The manufacturer has taken care of router's comprehensive utilization, enabling both, vertical and horizontal, way of placement; there is also possibility to fix the item on the wall.


One of the characteristics pertained to this model is its …
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