The First Glance at MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK & Z97 Gaming 9 ACK Mainboards

MSI could not resist the temptation to officially introduce a pair of new gaming mainboards: the X99S Gaming 9 ACK and the Z97 Gaming 9 ACK. The key distinction of new-comers from analogue models without ‘ACK’ attribute lies in the implementation of dedicated gaming network controllers: Qualcomm Atheros Killer 1525 and Killer E2205. The first one is supposed to support 802.11 ac standard that guarantees 867 Mb/sec throughput bandwidth; it also ensures less data deference. This provides for a faster network traffic processing and, as a result, — for a huge advantage in online gaming.



The E-ATX MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK motherboard is based on Intel X99 chipset, estimated for Intel Core i7-5000 CPUs with Socket LGA2011-v3. The model features 8x DIMM slots for DDR4-333 MHz memory (4-channel operational mode) of up to 128 GB capacity. Storage subsystem offers eight SATA III ports, whereas expansion facilities are ensured by means of five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots. The list of …

The ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC Novelty Resembles a Tablet, but Is a Fully-Featured Portable Monitor

The ASUS Co. engineers have spent more than half a year for testing the vendor’s specialty, and finally customers may expect ZenScreen MB16AC delivering launch.



A new ASUS ZenScreen resembles a 15.6” tablet, but is a portable monitor without OS and sensory input support. Like a tablet PC display, it has a foldable covering and an image rotation function. A hole in the framework is intended for a ZenScreen Pen, which can act as an optional monitor bearer. The device is pretty heavy (800 g) and has the following dimensions: 359.7 × 226.4 × 8.0 mm. It can be easily carried in narrow sections of a bag.


ASUS MB16AC features 1920x1080 pixels resolution, an IPS matrix, 220 cd/m² brightness, as well as 800:1 static contrast ratio. The ASUS flicker-free and ultra-low blue light technologies protect users’ eyes from harmful impact.


The specialty by ASUS is equipped with a hybrid USB Type-C port, which allows video/power transmission. Usually the display requires 8 W of …

MSI Z97 Overclocking Motherboards are Ready for High Scores

MSI has replenished the lines of companies with a few series of motherboards based on a fresh Intel Z97 chipset. MSI Z97 Overclocking series is a peculiar one, ready to marvel by high scores. It is introduced by three hi-end models: MSI Z97 MPower, MSI Z97 XPower AC and MSI Z97 MPower MAX AC. In keeping with the idea, the triple offers high functionality, combined with an unprecedented stability and a striking design.



Being the basis for an overclocking system, these motherboards ensure a long-lasting durability in extreme loading conditions, primarily due to the premium hardware base. Hence, the models are equipped with Military Class 4 components with Guard-Pro core, which provides for the highest protection against high temperatures, humidity, electromagnetic distortions, and electrostatic discharge. Besides, Guard-Pro features MSI ECO Power technology that disables power on idle controllers for a more power-efficient operation.


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