Affordable Motherboard Asus Vanguard B85 Review

Nowadays customers don’t find it difficult to acquire the motherboard which would absolutely correspond to their needs. This is primarily explained by the fact that each manufacturer tries to pack its production lineup with models of various calibers. Asus is one of the few companies that restlessly enlarge their motherboard inventory with variegated items, and Vanguard B85 (TUF series) is yet another item for saving users. The key to ‘affordability’ of Intel B85 chipset-based board lies mainly in the reduction of connectivity facilities, where the chipset supports not six but four SATA 6 Gb/sec + four USB 3.0 devices. However, the model is rich in other facilities that are vital for a contemporary multimedia PC.

Design and Layout

To begin with, Asus Vanguard B85 is designed in an uncommon uATX form-factor and supports Pentium/Xeon/Corei3/Corei5/Corei7 CPUs (Haswell gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The motherboard inventory involves 4 DIMM slots for the installation up to 32 …

Intel to Release Celeron Ivy Bridge Processors in 2013

CPUs designed under 22 nm technological process are present practically in all Intel product lines but for Intel Celeron and Intel Atom series. This situation is going to change in the first quarter of the coming year, when new Itel Atom Silvermount and Celeron processors of Ivy Bridge generation are going to be introduced. Celeron series will be represented by three models: G1610, G1610T and G1620; they will substitute the items developed under 32 nm process. Moreover, a more advanced technological process will be applied even to the design of budgetary CPUs with the purpose to enhance their performance and power-saving characteristics.

According to the current data, all three Celeron models will be equipped with two cores based on Ivy Bridge micro-architecture, 2 MB cache-memory of the latest level, and with graphics core Intel HD Graphics 2500. They will also employ two-channel DDR3 memory type, operating under a dedicated controller at 1333 MHz frequencies. Nominal CPU and …

Asus Teases a New Slim ET2321 All-in-One Solution

Asus has recently drawn a huge attention to a particular video clip that demonstrates the company’s newest elaboration – ET2321 all-in-one PC. This product positions itself as a slim, user-friendly and stylish solution for routine tasks and multimedia entertainments. The model features 23 inch display with Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and offers a lot of advanced facilities standard desktop products have.

Asus ET2321 are equipped with Intel Core processors (4th generation). The top version comes with Intel Core i7-4500U CPU that is characterized by high efficiency and low power consumption. Memory subsystem consists of DDR3 modules; the maximal RAM capacity might achieve 16 GB. Graphics facilities are ensured by means of a mobile Nvidia GeForce GT 740M adapter (2 GB) and an inbuilt Intel HD 4000. Network interfaces are introduced by Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0 modules, whereas connectivity is supported due to six USB ports (3x 2.0 and 2x 3.0).

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