Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Review

The second generation of AMD A-Series hybrid processors, announced earlier in October, are already integrated in a number of graphics solutions. The newly appeared products are compatible with Socket FM2 only and cannot be applied for Socket FM1 infrastructure. This implies that a number of motherboards lose their upgrade facilities and can't be updated with a new advanced solution. Still, the market is currently ready to present a few boards destined to operate with the updated AMD A-Series. Gigabyte is one of the pioneers in this respect, introducing its motherboard GA-F2A85X-UP4, developed specifically for Socket FM2.


Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm PCB dimensions. AMD A85X chipset is a heart of the motherboard; it secures the compatibility with A-Series (second gen.) APU and Athlon CPUs in the implementation of Socket FM2. The overall TDP level claimed for the model is not more than 100W. The PCB allots four DIMM slots …

Kingmax UD-09: USB flash drive for demanding users

The new USB-drive Kingmax UD-09 is positioned as a model for real city dweller, who counts every minute of the life. It does not cost too much money, functions fast and just looks nice.

This flash drive can be a real workhorse for any modern user. Model Kingmax UD-09 is not quite so budget solution, but it does not belong to an elite line of drives KINGMAX Digital Inc. The manufacturer is positioning this device as a USB flash drive for the hurried urban dweller, and the entire series of USB-drives is called none other than Urban. A feature of this particular model is that it has a quick interface USB 3.0. Let's see how productive would be this novelty.

Technical characteristics of Kingmax UD-09:

Available capacity 8 GB / 16/32

Capacity of reviewing sample, 32 GB

USB 3.0 interface

Enclosure Type Seating cap

Material Aluminum

Color: Black / Silver

Dimensions 63x19x9 mm

Mass, g 10

Warranty, months 60

The plastic blister of the new product is not …

Intel Core i7-4000 Release is Scheduled for Q3’13

Intel has just unveiled its current year release plans and made a specific focus on Intel Core i7-4000 processor series. According to Intel, the new line of products, known also as Intel Ivy Bridge-E, is going to hit the market in Q3’13. Their launch will replace the Sandy-Bridge-E series – Intel Core i7-3000. The new-comers will support Socket LGA2011 CPU sockets, as well as Intel X79 chipset. This is called to dramatically facilitate the updating process of the current systems.

The first three models to appear in the market will be Intel Core i7-4960X, Intel Core i7-4930K, and Intel Core i7-4820K. They will all be delivered with an unlocked multiplier. The first two models are known to have six physical and twelve virtual processor cores.

The nominal frequency of Intel Core i7-4960X equals to 3.6 GHz and the dynamic frequency might achieve 4.0 GHz index. This processor will be equipped with 15 MB of cache-memory. Its cost will fluctuate within the measures of $1000. …
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