The Launch of AMD Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi Motherboards for Mini PCs Is Forthcoming

The AMD Co. is going to broaden the range of system boards for AMD Ryzen processors with a brand-new AB350N-Gaming WiFi model. The specialty will be of a compact Mini-ITX form factor to be utilized with mini PCs.



The card layout view supplies a description, according to which AB350N-Gaming WiFi will feature two slots for DDR4 RAM modules, alongside with several PCI Express slots – most likely, one PCI Express x16 and one PCI Express x1. As we can see, the packaging around the CPU socket will be rather tight.


Among other specifications one can highlight a high-quality audio subsystem, based on the Realtek ALC 1220 codec, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a Gigabit Ethernet adapter, two BIOS chips and RGB lighting. And finally, yet importantly, the supply set contains a wireless connectivity module, which is clear from the name of the product.


Alas, there is no information about Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming WiFi cost and the release date.

Overclocking-Oriented ASRock Z170 OC Formula Mainboard Review

ASRock Z170 OC Formula is a flagship motherboard with a bunch of intriguing features. Along with an internal perfection, the model boasts a set of options for extreme overclockers. The latter are given a chance to enable LN2 Mode or Slow Mode to achieve the targeted performance results. Moreover, there are facilities for adjusting different parameters in real time. What else can the Z170 OC Formula offer? Let’s find it out.



ASRock Z170 OC Formula Highlights


The motherboard features the following specifications:

— chipset & CPU: Intel Z170, support for Socket 1151, Skylake-S Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR4 SDRAM, up to 64 GB, 2133-4500 MHz frequency;

— GPU: integrated Intel HD 510/530;

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

— expansion: 3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4), 3x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— audio: Realtek ALC1150 controller, 2x Texas Instruments …

SilverStone Readies 8-Bay CS380 NAS PC Case

SilverStone is about to release a standalone solution – a PC case with 8 bays for NAS or HDD/SSD subsystem. The CS380 boasts sleek design and is made of steel & plastic. Featuring 487.5x426.5x215.3 mm dimensions, internal layout is targeting ATX motherboards with up to 7 expansion slots. The recommended retail price makes up 121 EUR.



SilverStone CS380 comes fitted with three 120-mm fans: one is situated on the rear panel, while the two others – on the side panel. Their ultimate rotational speed approximates 1200 RPM. The chassis supports PS/2 ATX power supply units, 241-mm long graphics card and 146-mm high CPU cooler.


One of the key attractions of the NAS case is the frontal panel. It looks like a door with a lock which hides 8 disc bays, the external I/O panel with two USB 3.0 ports and two 3.5-mm audio jacks as well as a Power button. Furthermore, the drives support hot swapping function – thus, the user can retrieve the item any time during the operation.
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