Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Review

Asus has been taking a leading position in the supply of motherboards to the PC hardware market for a long time. For example, its Republic of Gamers series has been enjoying great popularity among customers for more than six years already. Besides, the company was a pioneer to introduce ROG in its products to guarantee an unmatched performance and wide range of available facilities. Crosshair model was the first to implement ROG in its basis, and the latest Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard is a direct follower of this approach.


Motherboard model Crosshair V Formula-Z is developed in ATX form-factor (305x244 mm dimensions), employs AMD 990FX/SB950 chipset and is ready to house CPUs from AMD AM3+ (Sempron 100/Athlon II/Phenom II/FX). Memory subsystem consists of four DIMM slots estimated for DDR3 memory type that is able to operate in two-channel mode at 1066MHz-2400MHz frequency. The model is known to support Extreme Memory Profile options and is compatible …

Promise Increases Volume Capacity of External Drive Pegasus R6

Promise Technology, a global provider of storage solutions, has renewed its Pegasus R6 external drive with Thunderbolt interface adding more volume. The changes were made in the capacity of the drive which was augmented to 18 TB, following the previous models with 12TB. Such augmentation became possible due to the support of 3TB drives. According to the Promise, the renewed device will be of benefit to those consumers who work with video editing and huge files.

Pegasus R6 is characterized by high performance that will be sufficient for the management of several streams of uncompressed video. Thus, this external drive is able to develop the speed of data transfer up to 900 Mb/sec. Such showings prove that Thunderbolt interface surpasses all other up-dated interfaces (USB 3.0, FireWire, etc.) in speed terms.

To continue, the launch of a model with 18 TB volume capacity resulted in the price cuts for the models with 12 TB capacities. Under the latest data voiced by the …

CPU Cooling System Scythe Katana 4 Review

Cooling systems supplied by Japanese manufacturer Scythe are distinguished by the tilted radiators. The latest CPU Katana 4 cooler is not an exception: it is notable for the unusual shape of the radiator. This product is going to compete for mass audience in middle-end market segment, since its price is estimated not for inveterate gamers or overclockers but for users with common cooling needs. Scythe Katana 4 will be a perfect match for average PC systems intended at efficient central processor airflow.

Basic Specifications

The first, and most striking, distinguishing feature of Scythe Katana 4 is its compatibility with a large number of Intel/AMD processor sockets. Even the systems with outdated sockets can hope placing this cooler model. The list of supported sockets include: Intel LGA 775, 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, and AMD FM1, AM2/AM2+, AM3/AM3+, 940, 939 and 754. Other specifications of the model are listed below:

— dimensions: 100x102.5x143 mm, weight – 480 g;
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