ASRock Debuts with X99E-ITX/ac Haswell-E Mainboard

ASRock places itself on record with an offbeat solution – the first ever mini-ITX mainboard for Socket LGA2011-v3 platform. The X99E-ITX/ac is developed for the most efficient Haswell-E CPUs (Intel Core i7-5000 series). The Intel X99 chipset ensures the board’s functionality, though it was limited due to compact dimensions.

ASRock X99E-ITX/ac accommodates two slots for two-channel DDR4 memory modules. Storage subsystem offers four SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, a single SATA Express, and one Ultra M.2 slot that uses four PCI-e 3.0 x16 lanes. Expansion is supported by one PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot only.

This mainboard comes equipped with mPCIe 3.0 x1 socket as well as a modular unit for Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth network connections. They are accompanied with a pair of gigabit Ethernet controllers from Intel. A set of external interfaces boasts two ultra-new USB 3.1 Type-A ports. Four USB 3.0 ports, a couple of USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port, and five 3.5 mm mini-jacks for the …

Haswell processors for laptops will consume up to 57 W, desktop - up to 100

Intel provides with three graphics levels: GT1, GT2 and GT3. Desktop processors won’t receive graphics performance higher than GT2, but mobile processors will be able to boast of with GT3 class. Support of PCI Express 3.0 for Haswell processors will be quite usual characteristics, but at the memory controller little progress is seen — yet provides dual-channel DDR3-1600.

By energy consumption Haswell desktop versions will be divided into models with values of 35, 45, 65 and 95 watts of TDP level. For mobile processors the values are ​​37, 47 and 57 W. Finally, ultra book processors with built-in system logic will be filled by TDP level not more than 15 watts. It is assumed that this will enable them, among other things, be in standby mode up to 10 days without charge.

The desire of Intel to compete with AMD in terms of performance integrated in graphics processor, will add some work to companies producing cooling systems for laptops. The developers report about …

MSI Unveils GTX 1050 & GTX 1050 Ti Lineups of Video Cards

MSI has taken its fans by surprise by introducing two lineups of video cards simultaneously. The lines (which embrace 10 models in total) are based on Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 & GeForce GTX 1050 Ti adapters. The new-comers feature either one or two fans and differ by the operational performance as well as functional. It stands to reason that the company has enlarged its Gaming series with 4 new products.

One-fan video cards are distinguished by the implementation of Military Class 4 hardware base, whereas the two-fan versions boast the incorporation of MSI Twin Frozr VI cooling system (TORX 2.0 fans), three operational profiles and overclocking features.

The MSI GeForce GTX 1050 series is introduced by the following models (Nvidia GP107-300 GPU, Pascal, 640 CUDA, 2GB GDDR5, 128-bit bus, DVI-D, HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4):

— MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2G: base GPU frequency – 1354 MHz, dynamic GPU frequency – 1455 MHz, efficient memory frequency – 7.0 GHz;

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