Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Review

The second generation of AMD A-Series hybrid processors, announced earlier in October, are already integrated in a number of graphics solutions. The newly appeared products are compatible with Socket FM2 only and cannot be applied for Socket FM1 infrastructure. This implies that a number of motherboards lose their upgrade facilities and can't be updated with a new advanced solution. Still, the market is currently ready to present a few boards destined to operate with the updated AMD A-Series. Gigabyte is one of the pioneers in this respect, introducing its motherboard GA-F2A85X-UP4, developed specifically for Socket FM2.


Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm PCB dimensions. AMD A85X chipset is a heart of the motherboard; it secures the compatibility with A-Series (second gen.) APU and Athlon CPUs in the implementation of Socket FM2. The overall TDP level claimed for the model is not more than 100W. The PCB allots four DIMM slots …

NEC to Launch EA275UHD Office-Style Monitor

NEC comes to the market with a new corporate-oriented 27-inch monitor, entitled MultiSync EA275UHD. The greenhorn features 639x230x418 mm dimensions and is differentiated by a sleek design. The display sits on a multifunction stand with height, tilt, pivot, and swivel adjustments. According to the designers, this solution will absolutely suit the needs of CAD/CAM engineers, entry-level graphics enthusiasts, corporate personnel, etc.

NEC MultiSync EA275UHD is based on AH-IPS panel, boasting 3840x2160 4K resolution. It is also characterized by 16:9 aspect ratio, 6 ms response time, static contrast ratio – 1000:1, dynamic contrast ratio – 15.000:1, and utmost brightness – 350 cd/m2. As far as connectivity is concerned, the model comes equipped with a 3-port USB 3.0 hub for peripherals as well as three video outputs (DVI-D, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2). Audio facilities are ensured by two integrated speakers and a headphone socket.

To continue, this monitor is thought …

ASRock Debuts with a Couple of E3V5 Mainboards

Following the success of Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs, ASRock decided to launch a couple of compatible ATX motherboards. The Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC and E3V5 WS models both feature Intel C232 chipset. The first new-comer is targeting gamers, while the other one is called to satisfy the needs of fastidious enthusiasts.

ASRock Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC comes equipped with 4 DIMM slots which support DDR4-2133 MHz memory modules. The inventory also includes Super Alloy design as well as Gaming Armor, Hyper BCLK Engine, F-Stream, Key Master, DDR4 Non-Z OC technologies.

ASRock E3V5 WS accommodates six SATA III ports, a pair of PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, 8-channel Realtek ALC892 audio, Intel I219LM gigabit Ethernet controller, and a variety of external interfaces: four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two PS/2, one RJ-45, and three audio ports.

The only drawback of both motherboards is absence of video ports. Thus, it’s vital to complement them with …
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