Greeting an Affordable Z170A-X1/3.1 Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock is known for developing high-quality hardware components for a relatively affordable price. Thence, its latest Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX mainboard is not an exception, since its price tag does not go beyond $100. In order to cheapen the prime cost, the manufacturer backed away SATA Express & M.2 connectors, limiting the PCB by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.

To add, instead of a modern 8-channel audio controller it incorporated a well-known Realtek ALC892 item. The other boons of modernity remained unchanged. Thus, ASRock took Intel Z170 top chipset as the basis for the motherboard. The chipset is targeting the latest Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4-3466 MHz RAM (up to 64 GB max. capacity).

Graphics facilities are ensured thanks to a pair of PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, although there are three more PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots for the connection of other items. Network options are entrusted to gigabit Intel I219V LAN …

Samsung Introduces Prime-Class Monitor S27B970D

Samsung Electronics has lately introduced its flagship monitor of 9 series, codenamed S27B970D. The new series belongs to the prime-class segment and boasts the implementation of advanced technologies, state-of-the-art design and highest display quality. All monitors of this series have undergone brand calibration which allowed the developers to improve the display quality and color rendition. Thus, S27B970D will suit those customers who lay down tough requirements to the quality of imaging, detailing, and color realism.

Monitor Samsung S27B970D can boast a really unique and ergonomic design. Original and refined design is the tribute to the metallic casing components, steadfast stand, multi-functional foot, and user-friendly interface sockets layout. This model is equipped with PLS LED, developed by the company's designers specifically for this series. Hence, it guarantees accurate color rendering and absence of tints distortion despite the viewing angle. What is more, S27B970D …

Intel Makes a Surprise Launch of Ivy Bridge Processors

The release of the 4th generation Intel Haswell processors made a real stir last week. This turmoil left the launch of several Intel Ivy Bridge processors practically unnoticed. How strange as it might seem, but Intel keeps on supplying its 3rd generation products to comply with the needs of the vast majority of customers. Hence, a set of new CPUs consists of: five Intel Pentium models (G2140, G2120T, G2030T, G2030), three Intel Core models (i3-3245, i3-3250, i3-3250T), and a single Intel Celeron G470 model.

Each Intel Pentium processor features two cores and 3 MB of cache-memory. The nominal clock frequencies fluctuate within the measures of 2.6-3.3 GHz, depending on the model. All the models within the line are equipped with Intel HD graphics core. Intel Pentium G2030T and G2030 support two-channel DDR3 modules with up to 1333 MHz frequency, while their companions – Intel Pentium G2140 and G2120T – support DDR3-1600 MHz modules.

Each Intel Core processor comes with …
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