Small-Sized CPU Cooler Thermalright AXP-100 Review

Being an acknowledged leader in the segment of PC cooling systems, Thermalright never stops its improvement. The company always keeps pace with time, supplying its customers with only advanced and up-dated products. Following the latest tendencies towards the miniaturization in HTPC field, Thermalright took a decision to design a cooler for small-sized mini-ITX motherboards. As a result, all potential customers can now revel in a new compact cooler, codenamed AXP-100.



Design and Framework


CPU cooler AXP-100 features a horizontal framework, consisting of thin aluminum plates pieced by six copper heatpipes (6 mm each pipe). The whole construction is covered by a nickel surface. The heatpipes are folded smoothly and distributed across the heatsink area with 10 mm spacing; their edges are covered by ornamental caps with ‘Thermalright’ logo. Such configuration ensures utmost heat dissipation across the surface.


The implemented heatsink has got two-stage structure, …

AMD Announces the Development of Steamroller

Heightened demand for high-end processor solutions and ever rising competition make AMD constantly develop its products. This usually results in the release of really outstanding items, such as already acknowledged Bulldozer and Piledriver. Therefore, according to the words of the companies technical manager, Mark Papermaster, the development of a new processor architecture, codenamed Steamroller, is already on order of AMD's business. The ready-made products are sure to be released next year. Steamroller is called to become the third edition of Bulldozer architecture that launched last year and a loyal companion of Piledriver core.



The initial data witness that processors on Steamroller architecture will be designed in correspondence with 28 nm technological process. This should favorably affect their efficiency and enlarge the performance by 15-20% at equivalent power consumption and clock frequency. At the same time, Steamroller will improve all specifications implemented in …

MSI Is Launching Its New Gaming PCs Line Starting With the Infinite A Model

The MSI Company decided to open its new gaming desktops series with the Infinite A Model, which main highlight is a front panel. It possesses several facets, one of which resembles a PC-board layout with multi-coloured track lighting, customizable via the MSI Mystic Light software.



The side panel out of tempered glass reveals a vertically mounted graphics accelerator (presumably, a riser card is used). In MSI Infinite A the manufacturer utilized either Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or GTX 1070 Gaming family video adaptors.


The 14 nm Intel Core i7-7700 processor operates with the micro-ATX Intel B250 logic set motherboard, supplied with four computing cores, functioning at 3.6 GHz clock speed. The system card has PCI-e slots, reinforced mount and CPU power system with durable components. The MSI novelty offers 4 DDR4 slots and allows installing up to 64 GB of RAM. The case can also hold two 3.5-inch and three 2.5-inch drives for data storage.


A Gigabit Ethernet Realtek …
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