MSI Introduces A88XI AC Motherboard for FM2+ Platform

The product line of MSI’s mini-ITX motherboards now welcomes a new-comer: the MSI A88XI AC. It takes AMD A88X chipset for Socket FM2+ platform as the basis; this implies the support for AMD Athlon and AMD A series CPUs (of all generations). The PCB offers two DIMM slots for the integration of DDR3-2133 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB). Upon the whole, this model is able to offer much more than other small-sized boards.

The MSI A88XI AC accommodates 4x SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports for the connection of drives and 1x PCI-e 3.0 x16 socket for the implementation of an add-on card. Network options are secured as by gigabit Ethernet controller, so by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac modules. External I/O panel houses three audio ports, one S/PDIF out, one RJ-45, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, one PS/2 Combo port, and three video ports (HDMI, DVI-D and D-Sub).

Moreover, the support for 8-channel sound production (due to Realtek ALC887) and HDMI video port entails the playback of 4K Ultra HD …

Asus Showcases a Non-Trivial VN289QL Monitor

Asus has unveiled one more non-trivial proprietary creation: VN289QL monitor. The new-comer features 660x556x247 mm dimensions (with stand) and 28-inch VA panel. Despite a stylish design, the model offers a quite useful Eye Care option. It is called to dramatically reduce eye fatigue on prolonged working sessions, due to the enforcement of stable backlit functioning and decrease of blue light emissions.

Asus VN289QL supports Full HD resolution and features the whole range of specifications each hi-end monitor should have: 16:9 aspect ratio, 5 ms response time, high static and dynamic contract – 3000:1/80M:1 correspondingly, widest viewing angles – 178/178 degrees V/H, and highest brightness – 300 cd/m2. The assemblage of such non-trivial features provides for an unbelievable viewing experience thanks to high-quality imaging.

The monitor comes with a pair of 2W speakers and an enlarged set of external interfaces, including two audio ports, one DVI-D, one D-Sub, one …

Greeting PowerColor Radeon R9 290X New-Generation Graphics Cards

PowerColor has officially introduced a pair of high-efficiency graphics cards developed on the new-generation Radeon R9 290X series adapters. Codenamed PowerColor Radeon R9 290X, both new-comers support the latest graphics technologies, i.e. DirectX 11.2 and OpenGL 4.2. The models feature a totally identical design, still there is one differentiation: one of the models is equipped with a key to Battlefield 4 game. Such ‘bonus’ has resulted in a bit heightened price of $580, if compared with the standard model that costs $550.

Both cards are based on AMD Hawaii XT chip. It has been dynamically overclocked by PowerColor to 1030 MHz, whereas the nominal clock frequency remained the same – 800 MHz. In order to enhance the performance, the GPU has been supplemented with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with 512-bit interface that runs at 5000 MHz.

To proceed with the specifications, both graphics adapters accommodate four rear video ports (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I, and DVI-D). …
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