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 …

AMD Highlights Plans for the Transition to the 28nm Process

AMD is a company known for the continual and elaborate work on the development and improvement of all product lines, as well as technological standards. Thus, the coming 2013 year is supposed to be portentous for the company in terms of the implementation of 28nm standards in their APU. AMD has recently voiced the plans for the change of the Trinity APU to a new model, codenamed Richland, and the transition to 28nm technological process.

The new APU, Richland, is presumably to be released in two versions: dual-core and quad-core. It will support a number of high-performance technologies, such as Blu-ray 3D, dual graphics, Open CL, AMD turbo core overclocking, and some others.

According to the preliminary information, Richland will employ FM2 socket (which Trinity employs) and Radeon 8000 series DirextX 11 GPU. This GPU will be furnished with 128 cores in dual-core model line, and with 384 cores in the high-end A10 APU. The same number of cores has been implemented in …

Meet a New Wireless DashDrive Air AE800 External Drive from Adata

Adata is glad to announce the release of its newest universal device – Adata DashDrive Air AE800 wireless external drive. The greenhorn combines a few advanced features that bring the communication with various devices to a higher level. First of all, the AE800 comes in 500 GB capacity, which is quite enough for storing of large amount of data. Secondly, the drive is housed in an elegant case that would find its place in any environment.

Thirdly, this device is equipped with a high-speed USB 3.0 interface for a smooth data transfer process. Fourthly, DashDrive Air AE800 comes with a dedicated lithium-pol battery (5200 mAh capacity). It is used as a charge-in device for external mobile devices. The connection of those devices to the drive is realized via an onboard USB AF port.

To continue, thanks to the availability of an integrated Wi-Fi module (802.11b/g/n), the drive is able to operate as a wireless access point. The maximal amount of permissible online users …
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