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 …

Evga to Launch a Powerful PSU SuperNova 1000 G2

Evga, a celebrated American developer of varied PC components for enthusiasts, is going to launch its new power supply unit targeting rather demanding consumers. Entitled Evga Supernova 1000 G2, this model is differentiated by 1000W power and not less than 90% efficiency on typical loading. Such outstanding characteristics permitted the PSU to gain 80Plus Gold certificate that testifies its brilliant specifications.

This PSU model is equipped with all prime-quality Japanese capacitors with solid-state electrolyte, as well as with a vertical two-layer main converter. In addition, there is an advanced protection system on board that saves the unit from various uncommon conditions (overheating, overvoltage, short circuit, voltage drops).

To continue, Supernova 1000 G2 may boast the availability of modular cable system. Herein, the cables feature quite an unusual design that facilitates the airflow within the chassis. The system consists of a single 24-contact ATX cable, a …

Lexar Announces Memory Cards of Professional 400x SDXC UHS-I Series

Memory cards of SDXC (Secure Digital Extended Capacity) standard are a new solution in the market. Lexar took challenge to become a pioneer in the integration of this standard into their products and announced the released of a new Professional 400x SDCX UHS-I model. This memory card belongs to the high-speed products. It is called to satisfy the needs of professional photographers and just enthusiasts, longing to receive the highest Full HD video or photo shots.

According to the preliminary specifications, memory cards Professional 400x SDCX UHS-I correspond to SD 3.0 standards and are designed under UHS-I technology. They will be delivered in 256 GB volume capacities. The claimed maximal data reading speed approximates 60 Mb/sec.

Professional 400x SDCX UHS-I is based of NAND chips manufactured under 20 nm technological process by Micron; their capacities equal to 128 Gbit. The development of these memory cards involved only progressive tools, such as the creation of …
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