MSI Announces Z170A PC Mate Mainboard

MSI has recently habituated to launching ever newer and more efficient mainboards. This time the company unveils Z170A PC Mate full ATX model that draws power via 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS sockets. It is based on Intel Z170 chipset and is estimated for Intel Core LGA1151 (Skylake) CPUs. The core cooperates closely with DDR4 3300 MHz memory (4 slots are available, two-channel mode), the maximal volume of which might achieve 64 GB.

MSI Z170A PC Mate comes equipped with 6-phase VRM system. The model is rich in expansion facilities: it offers one PCI Express 3.0 x16, one PCI Express 3.0 x4, three PCI Express 3.0 x1, and a pair of PCI slots. The connection of drives is realized due to 1x M.2 slot 32 Gb/sec, 1x SATA Express 16 Gb/sec, and 6x SATA III 6 Gb/sec.

As far as interfaces are concerned, this motherboard houses six USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, a couple of USB 3.1 ports, as well as three different video ports: HDMI 2.0, D-Sub and DVI. Besides, network connection …

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 …

Meet Strike-X Air and Vx Advance Series from Aerocool

Devotees of a futuristic design and uncommon framework cannot but revel in the launch of new chassis Strike-X Air from Aerocool developers. The long-awaited product is already in the market, as well as new Vx Advance series. Chassis Strike-X Air is distinguished by the ultra-original design and open-end framework type. According to the words of Aerocool representatives, the major emphasis has been made on the handiness of usage so that each person could have a direct access to any component of the chassis.

The chassis of Strike-X Air is made of steel and supports motherboards of Micro ATX, E-ATX and ATX dimension type, and graphics cards of 330 mm. length. Expansion cards and interface panels are installed due to the ten slots in the rear part of the device. The chassis is equipped with three external modules of 5.25 and 3.5 inches type. The clipboard is intended for a single USB 3.0 socket, three USB 2.0 sockets, and a couple of 3.5 mm. sockets for headsets with a microphone. … …
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