Xigmatek Manifests Specifications of Apache III

Xigmatek, a Taiwanese manufacturer of PC cooling solutions, has just promulgated the specifications of its new cooler series entitled Apache III. The series consists of two models only, which differentiate themselves by the casing's material and color. Model CD901 is housed in a silver aluminum casing, while model CD903 – in a black anodized aluminum casing. Both models have been developed specifically for CPU cooling purposes; they are able to support various platforms offered by Intel and AMD: LGA 775, 1155, 1156 (Intel), Socket AM2 and later (AMD).



Both models in Apache III series are equipped with a voluminous aluminum heatsink and 92 mm fan with half-transparent orange ribs. The fan is based on Long Life bearing and features PWM facility that allows for the adjustment of fan rotational speed. The speed span variates between 1200-2500 rpm, depending on the CPU temperature and loading. The noise level does not outreach the measures of twenty dB.


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BDR-S11J-BK and BDR-S11J-X Are the Two Novelties with SATA 6 Gbps from Pioneer

Recently the Pioneer Co. has announced the release of its two Blu-ray Disc optical drives. Those are BDR-S11J-BK and BDR-S11J-X models with SATA 6 Gbps interface meant for playback of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.



The Pioneer BDR-S11J-BK sample will obtain the glazed black front panel, and BDR-S11J-X – the refined audio quality for AudioCD PB. Both products fit in the 5.25-inch drive bays.


The supreme write speeds are the following: BD-R — 16х, BD-R LTH — 8x, BD-RE — 2x, DVD-RAM — 5x, DVD+RW — 8x, DVD±R — 16x, DVD±R DL — 8x, CD-R — 40x, CD-RW — 24x. The supply kit will include the Cyberlink software. However, reproduction of 4K movies requires the availability of Windows 10 operating system, the Intel 7th-Gen Core i5 processor alongside with a display with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0, connected to the CPU integrated graphics card.


The Pioneer BDR-S11J-BK and BDR-S11J-X will come in retail in February at the lowest price of $195.

‘Deadly’ MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Mainboard Review

Despite the fact that Intel Z97 chipset appeared in the market long ago, mainboards on this platform have not lost their vitality till nowadays. The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC is an acknowledgement of this. Being a representative of top-tier segment, this product is supposed to be an ideal match for gamers and enthusiast overclockers who look for stability and unbelievable facilities. Let’s see what kind of benefits this model can offer to the army of sophisticated users.



Stepwise Overview


The full-format ATX MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard is based on Intel Z97 chipset that supports Intel Core Haswell/Haswell Refresh CPUs with LGA1150 socket. Wisely-elaborated printed circuit board (PCB) accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules of 32 GB overall capacity (with XMP profiles). The integration of expansion and graphics cards becomes possible due to three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots & the same amount of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. If equipped with two videocards, the board …
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