Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe Review: Getting to Know a New Intel’s Chipset

Intel’s Z-series chipsets have been recently supplemented by a new Z97 Express companion. Its release coincides with the launch of an updated Haswell Refresh CPU line for LGA 1150 socket. The new platform is thought to support PCI Express M.2 interface that substitutes an old-fashioned mSATA one. It is also supposed to support SATA Express interface and the forthcoming Intel Core 5th generation CPUs. What are the real differences between Z97 and preceding chipsets? Let’s find it out through the example of Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard.



Basic Specifications


— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

— expansion slots: 3x PCI-e 3.0 x16, 4x PCI-e 2.0 …

Basic Innovations of MySQL 5.6 Version

MySQL system gained the reputation as the most efficient and speedy tool in managing databases long time ago. This system enables the creation and management of huge quantity of data which are supported by the multilevel and multipurpose charts. Oracle Company (the owner of MySQL) is making great strides in the development and improvement of new version of the system.


Several days ago Oracle introduced the new working MySQL 5.6 version of the system which is still in the development stage. No one dares to assume about the exact date of the final version release, but it’s definitely clear that Oracle will not delay the launch. The working version of MySQL 5.6 is replenished with the variety of new integrated options which make the system more effective and user-friendly.



Nowadays there are a lot of companies that employ MySQL as their core tool in creating and supporting of middle-size and large-size projects. Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter utilize the very system in their …

Zalman Debuts with Reserator 3 Max Dual Liquid Cooler

Zalman has officially launched a new liquid cooling system, Reserator 3 Max Dual, firstly introduced at CES 2014. It is peculiar by the support of all up-to-date CPU sockets for AMD and Intel platforms, as well as by outstanding performance. With the aim to enhance heat dissipation effect, the company supplements the model with a proprietary Zalman ZM-STG2M thermal grease.



Zalman Reserator 3 Max Dual consists of a waterblock with a copper base, two connecting hoses, two heatsinks, and a pair of 120 mm fans. The base of the waterblock boasts an improved framework; it has got a flanged coating that promotes for the acceleration of heat dissipation. Both heatsink sections are nickel-plated. The heatpipes implemented within their framework resemble a maze; this allows liquid to employ the maximal dispersion area.


The incorporated 120 mm fans are equipped with a long life bearing and a bright blue LED. Their operation is adjusted by means of PWM technology, so the rotational …
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