ASRock Launches Z170M-PIO2 Mainboard with Unusual Layout

ASRock has stricken the general public by the development of a motherboard with an extraordinary layout. As a rule, mainboards targeting all-in-one solutions are void of expansion slots for graphics cards, due to lack of space. However, ASRock has designed a space-efficient model with an integrated PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot. Yet, it’s localized parallel to the PCB as against standard items with perpendicular slot orientation.



ASRock Z170M-PIO2 is based on Intel Z170 chipset for Socket LGA1511 platforms. It supports Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 CPUs. The PCB features a pair of DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4 memory modules with the maximum clock frequency of 3466 MHz (up to 32 GB of capacity). Storage subsystem is introduced by 4 SATA 6 Gb/sec ports as well as a single Ultra M.2 x4 slot.


As far as expansion is concerned, the model accommodates a single PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot and one M.2 2230 slot, occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. The 7.1-channel …

The Thermaltake Versa N27 Chassis Will Be Available in Two Versions

The Versa line of Thermaltake chassis has been extended by the Versa N27 Mid-Tower model, designed either in black (Versa N27 namely) or in white and black (Versa N27 Snow Edition). The code names of these products are CA-1H6-00M1WN-00 and CA-1H6-00M6WN-00 respectively.



The new PC cases by Thermaltake offer mounting seats for a Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX or ATX mother board, 7 PCI/PCI Express expansion cards, ATX-compatible power supply unit, a 160 mm CPU cooler, up to four 3.5” HDD or five 2.5” SSD. The graphics card length restriction is 250 mm.


Two out of five NAND flash memory based drives are located in other than basic sectors – behind the mother board tray and on the supply unit cover. The latter is supposed to be optional. The supply kit contains one 120 mm fan on the back panel. In total there is enough space for at least 5 fans.


The interface panel on top features a USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, as well as headphones and microphone jacks.


The width of Versa …

ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7: Ambitious Mainboard for Ambitious Gamers

Gamers all over the world have got another cause for rejoicing: the debut of Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7 motherboard. According to ASRock, the model is the most efficient mainboard in the company’s lineup. Designed in ATX form-factor, it’s based on Intel Z170 chipset that is ready to welcome Intel Skylake CPUs with LGA1151 socket (Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium, Celeron).



ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Professional Gaming i7 captures the eyes by a true gaming black-and-red color gamut and a selected hardware base. The 12-phase VRM system provides power to the most demanding processors. Besides, all the components are cooled down by means of a passive cooler.


The PCB offers 4 DIMM slots which are targeting DDR4 memory modules with 3866+ MHz clock frequency. The maximal capacity of the integrated memory might not exceed 64 GB. To create storage subsystem the user might employ 4x SATA III ports, 3x SATA Express (compatible with SATA III), and 3x Ultra M.2 slots with 32 Gb/sec …
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