Overclocking-Oriented ASRock Z170 OC Formula Mainboard Review

ASRock Z170 OC Formula is a flagship motherboard with a bunch of intriguing features. Along with an internal perfection, the model boasts a set of options for extreme overclockers. The latter are given a chance to enable LN2 Mode or Slow Mode to achieve the targeted performance results. Moreover, there are facilities for adjusting different parameters in real time. What else can the Z170 OC Formula offer? Let’s find it out.



ASRock Z170 OC Formula Highlights


The motherboard features the following specifications:

— chipset & CPU: Intel Z170, support for Socket 1151, Skylake-S Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR4 SDRAM, up to 64 GB, 2133-4500 MHz frequency;

— GPU: integrated Intel HD 510/530;

— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— expansion: 3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4), 3x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— audio: Realtek ALC1150 controller, 2x Texas Instruments …

Evga Expands SuperNova T2 Series of High-Wattage PSUs

Evga has added to its sensational SuperNova 1600 T2 power supply unit a triplet of high-wattage models of 750 W, 850 W & 1000 W power. All of them correspond to 80Plus Titanium standard thanks to quite high efficiency level (up to 96% in 230 V networks). Moreover, the new-comers are backed by a 10-year’s limited warranty that vindicates unprecedented reliability of the asset.



Evga SuperNova T2 units come equipped with high-profile Japanese capacitors and a single +12V rail. The latter ensures that the models could stand tough loading, close to par: 748.8 W at 62.4 A, 849.6 W at 70.8 A and 999.6 W at 83.3 A respectively. The triplet is cooled down by a 140-mm fan based on dual ball bearings; on low loading the fan deactivates to provide for optimal noise level.


Similar to other advanced solutions, the greenhorns are packed with all innovative protection mechanisms, including overcurrent, overheating, overloading & short circuit tools. The list of integrated connectors …

Chieftec Introduces 4 PSUs of Smart Series

Chieftec has recently introduced four new power supply units, replenishing Smart series. The series is supplemented by GPS-400A8, GPS-500A8, GPS-600A8 and GPS-700A8 models. It should be stated that all the models are targeted only at European customers, since their specifications allow the connection only with 220V-230V networks. Those PSUs are also directed at average customers rather than gamers due to the company's plans to expand its horizons.



The major distinction between the upcoming models is their power that fluctuates in the measures of 400W and 700W. All PSUs are developed in PS2 form-factor and correspond to the ATX 2.3 international standard. Their casings have got black coloring and are characterized by non-modular design. The length of cables reaches 80 cm that is enough for the connection with various devices. Moreover, efficiency level of Smart series exceeds 80%. At the same time, all the models conform to the major environmental guidelines.


The PSUs are …
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