One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.



CPU & Memory


Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).


The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V Premium Review

Asus boasts the inventory of up to twenty motherboards developed on Intel Z77 chipset. Full-, medium- and small-sized boards gladden the customers by an outstanding functional and optimal layout. Still, the company decided not to stop at what has been already accomplished and introduced a high-end motherboard codenamed Asus P8Z77-V Premium. The major peculiarities of this board are the integrated Thunderbolt bridge, reliable digital CPU power supply subsystem, and a lot more alluring facilities. The product is targeted at the high-end customer sector and Asus hopes to get considerable revenues from its sales.



General Peculiarities


First of all, it should be stated that P8Z77-V Premium design and color gamut continue all traditional standards of Asus motherboards. This model is developed in ATX form-factor and employs dull black textolite in combination with blue, white and black painted sockets. CPU socket is located in a common place; it supports all up-dated Intel CPUs …

Western Digital Starts Delivering 2.5-inch HDD WD Green

Western Digital, a successful supplier of HDD solutions and other consumer electronics, has started the delivery of its new compact hard drives series. Codenamed WD Green, this series boasts the maximal volume capacity (2 TB) in the 2.5-inch HDD market sector. The company claims that WD Green is a perfect match for PCs that require efficient additional storage disks, for external hard drives, as well as, for devices requiring practically enormous volume facilities. At the same time, WD Green is capable to ensure low working temperatures and noiseless operation.



One of the major peculiarities and attraction of WD Green series is its power-saving and eco-friendly nature. First of all, all the models embraced by the series consume little power as in operational mode, so on the startup activity. This provides for the substantial decrease of the system loading. Secondly, the production process is conducted with the observance of all existing ecological regulations. Hence, these HDDs …
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