‘Deadly’ MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Mainboard Review

Despite the fact that Intel Z97 chipset appeared in the market long ago, mainboards on this platform have not lost their vitality till nowadays. The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC is an acknowledgement of this. Being a representative of top-tier segment, this product is supposed to be an ideal match for gamers and enthusiast overclockers who look for stability and unbelievable facilities. Let’s see what kind of benefits this model can offer to the army of sophisticated users.



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The full-format ATX MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard is based on Intel Z97 chipset that supports Intel Core Haswell/Haswell Refresh CPUs with LGA1150 socket. Wisely-elaborated printed circuit board (PCB) accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules of 32 GB overall capacity (with XMP profiles). The integration of expansion and graphics cards becomes possible due to three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots & the same amount of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. If equipped with two videocards, the board …

Kimdecent created a computer Droid Stick T4 for lovers of small devices

Personal computer — this has long been not only a cumbersome system unit and monitor, as this phrase is now called nettops and more compact devices of class «micro-PC.» For public discussion was presented the computer Droid Stick T4 from a Chinese company Kimdecent, barely surpassing dimensions of a standard USB-stick with its size.



Initially, the micro-PC Kimdecent Droid Stick T4 comes with preinstalled Google Android, updated to version 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the manufacturer provides the ability to install any other distro. The only requirement is to it — the support of processors with the architecture of ARM. By the way, a modification of Linux Ubuntu can work with it.


The system in this case is on the internal flash memory of 4 GB, which can be increased through the use of cards microSD. Supported capacity — 32 gigabytes. Kimdecent Droid Stick T4 is based on the processor Allwinner A10 dual-core and 1.5 GHz. Full-time package includes a 1-gigabyte memory …

Galaxy Microsystems Releases Two New Graphics Cards, Based on NVIDIA Pascal – KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EXOC Sniper White and GTX 1070 EXOC Sniper White

The two novelties by Galaxy Microsystems – GeForce GTX 1080 EXOC Sniper White and GTX 1070 EXOC Sniper White – are highlighted not only due to their white colouring, but also due to their non-reference cooler and PC-board design, to the factory overclocking and to the LED-backlighting of fans and the aluminium back plate.



These specialties are equipped with a two-slot cooler possessing several copper nickel-plated heat pipes. There are two memory chip life wires and an 8-pin and a 6-pin PCI-E Power connectors.

The main cooling system contains an aluminium heat dissipator for VRM transistors and a pair of 100 mm fans.


Based on the GP104-400 chip, the top-of-the-line model operates 2,560 streaming processors, 160 TMUs, 64 rendering blocks and 256-bit line, which works together with the 8 GB GDDR5X RAM. The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EXOC Sniper White frequency formula looks like 1,657–1,797/1,250(10,000) MHz for the core and memory respectively.


The graphics cards …
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