Gigabyte Z87X-OC and Z87X-OC Force Motherboards’ Up-scale Peculiarities

Gigabyte has won its unflinching reputation as the leading manufacturer of multifarious hardware components primarily thanks to catering for the needs of any customer, either it is a corporate client or an average home user. Today the company decided to cater for the needs of enthusiasts and overclockers, who long for extreme performance, extreme speeds, as well as for limitless facilities, by introducing two new high-end motherboards. Codenamed Z87X-OC and Z87X-OC Force, the boards are based on Intel Z87 Express chipset that supports the 4th generation Intel Haswell processors.

Motherboards Gigabyte Z87X-OC and Z87X-OC Force feature Ultra Durable 5 Plus design, an improved hardware base, and an optimized cooling system. Both models have got 12-phase power stabilization system and an updated UEFI DualBIOS technology. These boards employ Gold Plated Solid Power Connectors that imply an increased usage of gold in 8-contact socket for CPU power supply and in 24-contact …

CPU Cooling System Scythe Katana 4 Review

Cooling systems supplied by Japanese manufacturer Scythe are distinguished by the tilted radiators. The latest CPU Katana 4 cooler is not an exception: it is notable for the unusual shape of the radiator. This product is going to compete for mass audience in middle-end market segment, since its price is estimated not for inveterate gamers or overclockers but for users with common cooling needs. Scythe Katana 4 will be a perfect match for average PC systems intended at efficient central processor airflow.

Basic Specifications

The first, and most striking, distinguishing feature of Scythe Katana 4 is its compatibility with a large number of Intel/AMD processor sockets. Even the systems with outdated sockets can hope placing this cooler model. The list of supported sockets include: Intel LGA 775, 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, and AMD FM1, AM2/AM2+, AM3/AM3+, 940, 939 and 754. Other specifications of the model are listed below:

— dimensions: 100x102.5x143 mm, weight – 480 g;
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Adata Boasts Three New Premier Pro Solid-State Drives

The product line of SSDs from Adata has been replenished with three high-performance models. The SP910, SP900 M.2 2242 and SP900 M.2 2280 enter the award-winning Premier Pro series and might be implemented within various market segments (desktop, laptop or ultrabook solutions). In keeping with the manufacturer, the triple is thought to marvel the customers by super-high speeds, reliability, and instant response.

Adata Premier Pro SP910 is developed in 2.5-inch form-factor, featuring MLC NAND flash memory chips and Marvell 88SS9187 controller. The model employs SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and offers 128 GB or 1TB storage area. Moreover, it supports a variety of useful tools, including S.M.A.R.T., ECC, etc.

This SSD is differentiated by some striking speed characteristics. Thus, its ultimate sequential Read/Write speed equals to 560/460 MB/sec, whereas the ultimate random Read/Write speed (4 K) makes up 91.000/77.000 IOPS. The new-comer is delivered along with a 3.5-inch …
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