ASRock to Officially Introduce Z87 Extreme 4/Z87 Pro 3 Motherboards in Early June

ASRock is going to officially introduce its two budgetary motherboards (compatible with Intel Haswell processors) in early June. Codenamed ASRock Z87 Extreme 4 and ASRock Z87 Pro 3, these products will cost around $170 and $100 correspondingly. Such attractive price makes them one of the most affordable solutions involving high-efficient CPUs of the next generation.



The more costly motherboard, Z87 Extreme 4, is known to feature only high-quality layout components, including PCB with dual copper layers, chokes with ferrite hub, and durable solid-state capacitors. This model supports DDR3 memory modules of up to 2600 MHz frequency and up to 32 GB capacity. Expansion slots consist of two PCI connectors, two PCI Express 3.0 x1 connectors, and three PCI Express 3.0 x16 connectors.


The connection of internal drives becomes possible due to the availability of eight SATA III sockets. Audio subsystem is realized with the help of 8.1-channel Creative Sound Blaster codec. External …

Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.



This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.


To continue, Asus is one …

Adata Boasts Three New Premier Pro Solid-State Drives

The product line of SSDs from Adata has been replenished with three high-performance models. The SP910, SP900 M.2 2242 and SP900 M.2 2280 enter the award-winning Premier Pro series and might be implemented within various market segments (desktop, laptop or ultrabook solutions). In keeping with the manufacturer, the triple is thought to marvel the customers by super-high speeds, reliability, and instant response.



Adata Premier Pro SP910 is developed in 2.5-inch form-factor, featuring MLC NAND flash memory chips and Marvell 88SS9187 controller. The model employs SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and offers 128 GB or 1TB storage area. Moreover, it supports a variety of useful tools, including S.M.A.R.T., ECC, etc.


This SSD is differentiated by some striking speed characteristics. Thus, its ultimate sequential Read/Write speed equals to 560/460 MB/sec, whereas the ultimate random Read/Write speed (4 K) makes up 91.000/77.000 IOPS. The new-comer is delivered along with a 3.5-inch …
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