ASRock Unveils Z170M OC Formula Mainboard

ASRock came into the market with a new small-sized overclocking-oriented mainboard. Entitled Z170M OC Formula, the model is designed in micro-ATX form-factor on the basis of Intel Z170 chipset. The latter is ready to cooperate with Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB offers a pair of DIMM slots for DDR4-4500 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB capacity).

ASRock Z170M OC Formula accommodates three PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, enabling the creation of various graphics configurations (including Nvidia SLI & AMD CrossFireX). Storage subsystem is introduced by a pair of SATA Express ports (10 Gb/sec) as well as four SATA ports (6 Gb/sec) and one Ultra M.2 slot (32 Gb/sec).

This motherboard boasts a high-quality audio subsystem; it is based on Realtek ALC1150 controller, generating 7.1-channel sounding (Purity Sound 3). The 10-layer PCB comes with an integrated 14-phase power subsystem with dual-stack MOSFETs, premium choke coils, and solid-state capacitors Nichicon 12K Platinum. …

Cougar Vortex Fans: the Secret of Success

Nowadays a lot of hardware developers employ Vortex fans from Cougar in the design of various PC components, including CPU coolers and graphics cards. Such demand is primarily explained by an elaborate approach to the fans' framework construction. Profound testing is not the last thing to contribute to the company's success. Indeed, since the launch date in 2011, Vortex line has been enjoying great popularity throughout the world and, especially, on American and European markets.

Therefore, Cougar has designed unique fan impellers that ensure a balanced correlation between such parameters as static pressure, noise level and airflow. The implementation of aerodynamic elements on the internal part of the frame in combination with the grooves on the impellers are able to promote for an improved airflow focusing; this is achieved due to the acceleration of airflow in edge area.

All Vortex fans are based on a hydrodynamic bearing that provides for the prolonged lifetime and …

Unveiling Limited Edition of USB-Drives from Silicon Power

Silicon Power, a renowned manufacturer of flash-memory solutions, unveils its plans about the upcoming release of two new USB-drives. Codenamed LuxMini 720 and Touch 830, the product will be supplied in limited edition. Both drives are compatible with Mac OS, Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and Linux platforms and correspond to the RoHS standards. Unusual design, — the implementation of thematic art prints, — is considered to be a chief peculiarity of LuxMini 720 and Touch 830 models.

Both models will be delivered in two versions: 8GB and 16GB capacities. These drives are known to support USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 standards and feature ten thousand activations durability term. The other characteristic feature ascribed to the upcoming products is free of charge brand software, codenamed SP Widget, which is intended at provision of seven most essential for data security options.

Model LuxMini 720 features approximately 54x16x7 mm dimensions and weights not more than 10 g. It is housed …
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