Asus A88X-Pro Motherboard Review: Ahead of Its Time

The elaboration of completely new APUs, codenamed Kaveri, compelled AMD work up one more suitable CPU socket – FM2+. Once after its launch, the leading manufacturers of motherboards have reacted on-the-fly, releasing proprietary models for a new platform. Asus, as usual, was among the first to introduce fresh solutions. Motherboard A88X-Pro is remarkable by the support of upcoming APUs, though it will be still possible to incorporate hybrid processors of the current generation for Socket FM2. For sure, this is not a mere advantage of the board. Let’s have a look at some other specs.

Key Peculiarities

Asus A88X-Pro is developed on AMD A88X chipset and houses an onboard Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics. The PCB allots 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules. An overall capacity of modules set might achieve 64 GB, whereas an ultimate supported clock frequency makes up 2400 MHz. Expansion section is not as bright as a demanding customer would desire; nonetheless, it …

Prime cost for Google Nexus 7 is supposed to be $ 151.75

Issuing of 7 Nexus is a major project for Google Company. It is aimed primarily at promoting

the Tablet PC and Android OS, and not on the extraction of direct financial benefits. This is

an investment in technology and in the future. According to preliminary data the prime cost of

Nexus 7 was about $184 in U.S. for an 8-gigabyte version at a retail price is about $ 200. And

this is without taking into account the costs of marketing and development.

But now a study is conducted by experts, they estimated the cost of an 8-gigabyte version of

the Nexus 7 to be $ 151.75. A 16-gigabyte model is estimated by experts at $ 159.25 prise,

the difference is the memory module. Thus, the younger version of the Tablet PC is almost

unprofitable for Google and its partner ASUS, small financial benefit has only a model with 16

GB of storage, its recommended retail price is $ 249.99.

A detailed list of prices for components of Nexus 7 is not listed. Still some prises are …

Meet New Motherboard from Biostar: Hi-Fi Z87W

Biostar is ready to launch its newest motherboard that is notable for the support of Windows 8.1 OS platform and availability of Windows Hardware Quality Labs certificate. Entitled Biostar Hi-Fi Z87W, it features a standard ATX form-factor and is relied on Intel Z87 Express chipset. Thereby, the board is ready to accommodate LGA1150 Intel Core processors (Haswell architecture).

The motherboard houses four slots for the installation of DDR3 memory modules that run at the maximal 2600 MHz (up to 32 GB). Power subsystem is organized according to 8-phase scheme to provide enough power to the CPU and other key components. Expansion facilities are secured by means of two PCI slots, the same number of PCI-e 2.0 x1 slots, one PCI-e 2.0 x16, and one more PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot. Storage facilities are represented by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, which can be combined into diverse RAID configurations.

Gigabit Ethernet port takes responsibility for network connectivity, while Power, Reset …
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