Well-Knit Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix Motherboard Review

While mini-ITX motherboards keep on arousing customers’ mistrust, manufacturers move heaven and earth to eliminate any doubts. Take GA-B85N Phoenix model from Gigabyte alone. It is absolutely ready to satisfy all basic needs a modern high-performance PC requires. In addition, it is not as pricey as its full-format competitors. Hence, what a demanding customer will get for about $100?


Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix boasts the following technical data sheet:

— chipset: Intel B85, socket – LGA 1150, supported CPUs – Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, Core (Haswell gen.);

— memory: 2x DIMM slots, DDR3 SDRAM, volume – 16 GB, max. frequency – 1600 MHz;

— expansion: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— storage: 3x SATA III 6 Gb/sec, 1x SATA II 3 Gb/sec, 1x mSATA 6 Gb/sec, all governed by the chipset;

— graphics: Intel HD Graphics onboard, two video outputs (HDMI 1,4a, DVI-I);

— fan connectors: 2x 4-pin;

— audio: Realtek ALC898, 7.1 …

Greeting New ProLite X2783HSU Full-HD Monitor from Iiyama

Iiyama Corp., a leading Japanese designer of high-end PC monitors and TV-sets, has recently released a new representative of ProLite series – the X2783HSU Full-HD monitor (1920x1080 resolution). The new-comer features 622.5x400.5x230 mm dimensions and 27-inch display with an anti-glare coating. Its case boasts a stylish, black glossy finish that adds to the model’s elegant design.

The Iiyama ProLite X2783HSU is based on AMVA+ array that comes along with a rear LED backlit. The array demonstrates the following specifications: aspect ratio – 16:9, response timeframe – 4 ms (GtG), contrast – 3000:1/5M:1 static/dynamic, viewing angles – 89/89 degrees up/down and 178/178 degrees H/V, amount of displayed colors – 16.7 m, maximal brightness – 300 cd/m2, synchronization – separate.

The monitor is equipped with a pair of speakers of 4 W power, an analog D-Sub connector, digital HDMI and DVI-D (with HDCP support) connectors, I/O audio connectors, Kensington lock, …

TP-Link to Launch Wireless Dual-Band TL-WDR4300

TP-Link, a renowned supplier of wired and wireless network solutions, is going to release a new wireless dual-band router model, codenamed TL-WDR4300. The launch of the new product is scheduled for the end of September. This router will be characterized by an optimized efficiency and simultaneous employment of two band frequencies.

The combination of two bands promoted for the increase of speed to 450 Mb/sec at 5 GHz frequency and 300 Mb/sec at 2.4 GHz frequency. As a result, the overall bandwidth approximates 750 Mb/sec. This allows the user to enable up to a dozen of channel-sensitive applications and provide for their quick operation.

TL-WDR4300 is equipped with a couple of USB 2.0 ports which are predetermined to organize a joint access towards files, media data or printers, and enable a joint access of several PCs via local network by means of FTP-server. This way, the user will get permanent access towards the necessary data. This model is able to support QoS on IP …
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