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.



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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 …

Meet a New 1200 W PSU SuperNova P2 from Evga

Evga, an award-winning American designer of hardware products for enthusiasts, is about to release a really hard-hitting power supply unit of enthusiast-level – the SuperNova 1200 P2. The model strikes the eye by 80Plus Platinum efficiency, backed by 10-year’s limited warranty. The recommended by the designer retail price won’t trespass the height of $270.



Evga SuperNova 1200 P2 features 1200 W power and 90% efficiency on a typical loading. It teases a totally modular layout system, therewith all cables have an atypical design; the latter is called to optimize the airflow within the PSU case. A set of available cables includes 24-pin ATX, a pair of 4+4-pin EPS12V, ten SATA Power, five MOLEX 4-pin, six 6+2-pin PCI Express Power, and a single FDD Power.


The following power supply unit is furnished with a single +12V rail that is estimated for 99.0 A current intensity. The layout houses first-rate Japanese capacitors with a solid electrolyte, a vertical two-layer main …

PNY Introduces New Prevail 5K SSD Series



PNY Technologies, an established manufacturer of varied PC hardware components, expands its production line with a new SSD series, entitled Prevail 5K. Currently, the series counts three models of 480 GB, 240 GB, and 120 GB capacities. Extremely thin case (7 mm only) is their key distinctive feature. Similar to other solutions from Prevail line, the new 5K are positively characterized by an appropriate correlation of reliability-performance-price tags.


Solid-state drives PNY Prevail 5K accommodate only high-quality components and take NAND eMLC memory chips as their basis. Due to outstanding performance showings and small-sized dimensions, the drives are the best solution for CAD/CAM workstations, RAID storages, cloud devices, and server stations.


All the models employ SATA III interface and feature some outstanding data transfer speeds parameters. Unfortunately, PNY does not provide so far any information about the exact sequential and random Read/Write speed. Neither …
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