ASRock Launches Z170M-PIO2 Mainboard with Unusual Layout

ASRock has stricken the general public by the development of a motherboard with an extraordinary layout. As a rule, mainboards targeting all-in-one solutions are void of expansion slots for graphics cards, due to lack of space. However, ASRock has designed a space-efficient model with an integrated PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot. Yet, it’s localized parallel to the PCB as against standard items with perpendicular slot orientation.



ASRock Z170M-PIO2 is based on Intel Z170 chipset for Socket LGA1511 platforms. It supports Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 CPUs. The PCB features a pair of DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4 memory modules with the maximum clock frequency of 3466 MHz (up to 32 GB of capacity). Storage subsystem is introduced by 4 SATA 6 Gb/sec ports as well as a single Ultra M.2 x4 slot.


As far as expansion is concerned, the model accommodates a single PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot and one M.2 2230 slot, occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. The 7.1-channel …

Overview of the ASRock Z270 Pro4 Motherboard

The native retail has already got all kinds of Intel Z270-based models from different manufacturers. In particular, the entry-level category has as well been represented by all of them. And ASRock Z270 Pro4 seems to be the best-equipped one having 6 SATA sockets, 3 M.2 ports, an Intel network adapter and an ALC892 codec.


Features


The presence of a PCI slot should be separately noted as it quickly disappears from the surface of many boards. The full range of options is as follows:


• Chipset: Intel Z270 • Processor socket: Socket 1151 • Processors: Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron (Skylake-S, Kaby Lake-S) • RAM: 4 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400/2800 * / 2933 * / 3200 * / 3600 * / 3733 * (OC), a maximum of 64 GB • PCI-E slots: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16) 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x4) 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 • M.2: 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280) 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 (Key E, 2230) • Integrated graphics core (processor): Intel HD …

Meet New Strike-X Coupe Gaming Chassis from Aerocool

Enthusiasts and gamers are pleased to learn that Aerocool has launched a new professional PC case, entitled Strike-X Coupe. The high-end invention features 448x180x460 mm dimensions (mid-tower form-factor) and is differentiated by a strict aggressive design with a top X-shape ventilation grid, a qualitative steel chassis, and a side acrylic window. The model is already available in retail stores at the price tag of $54.



Aerocool Strike-X Coupe comes equipped with a red LED backlight at the frontal panel. The chassis accommodates three external 5.25-inch drives, the same number of internal 3.5-inch drives and a single internal 2.5-inch drive bay. It should be noted that some drives have to be fixed with the help of screws at an angle of 90 degrees to the bottom. Seven expansion slots add to the enhancement of PC’s functionality.


The model is ready to house as mini-ITX/micro-ATX motherboards, so full format ATX items. There is a possibility to install three two-slot …
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