Asus Boasts a New Crossblade Ranger Motherboard of ROG Series

Asus is about to launch a new high-performance motherboard as a part of Republic of Gamers series. The Crossblade Ranger model is developed in ATX form-factor, featuring traditional black-and-red design. It is based on A88X chipset that targets all FM2+ APUs from AMD. According to the manufacturer, the new-comer is able to satisfy the basic needs of inveterate gamers who have at least $150 at their disposal.

The Crossblade Ranger is equipped with 8-phase VRM system, four RAM slots for DDR3 modules, a pair of PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots and a single PCI express 2.0 x16 slot. If there is a need to expand the motherboard’s facilities, a user is able to employ two more PCI Express x1 slots and the same amount of PCI slots. Therefore, it is feasible to organize SLI and CrossFire graphical configurations.

Storage subsystem is represented by eight SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports which support for the creation of varied RAID arrays. Audio subsystem boasts the integration of SupremeFX …

A New Series of Haswell-Based Gigabyte Brix Mini-PCs

The appearance of Brix mini-PCs last spring was Gigabyte’s debut in this market segment. The first products were elaborated specifically for Intel Ivy Bridge processors. However, the company decided to update the line of ultra-compact PCs with four new models. Entitled GB-BXCE-2955, GB-BXi7-4500, GB-BXi5-4200, and GB-BXi3-4010, the products are characterized by the support of power-efficient Intel Haswell CPUs.

The most efficient model is Gigabyte GB-BXi7-4500 with the integrated Intel Core i7-4500U processor (1.8/3.0 GHz), whereas the least efficient turns to be Gigabyte GB-BXCE-2955, based on Intel Celeron 2955U (1.4 GHz). At the same time, Gigabyte GB-BXi5-4200 is equipped with Intel Core i5-4200U CPU (1.6/2.6 GHz) and Gigabyte GB-BXi3-4010 comes with Intel Corei3-4010U solution (1.7 GHz).

Except for diverse CPUs, all four Brix mini-PCs feature practically analogous specifications:

— dimensions: 114.4x107.6x29.9 mm;

— memory: two DIMM slots, support for 16 …

NEC Showcases ‘Square’ PC Monitor AccuSync AS193i

NEC, a well-known provider of various network and business hardware items, announces the release of a new PC monitor, codenamed NEC AccuSync AS193i. The model is differentiated by an unusual square shape and 5:4 aspect ratio. This vindicates that the display is intended basically for offices to work with multiple documents and online data.

19-inch monitor AccuSync AS193i features IPS panel type, equipped with a power-saving LED backlit. It ensures 1280x1024 resolution, 14 ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 250 nit brightness, and viewing angles of 178/178 degrees (V/H). Audio facilities are represented by a pair of 2 W stereo speakers, whereas connectivity is ensured by DVI-D and D-Sub video ports.

To continue, the new-comer is thought to support Eco Mode and totally complies with EPEAT Silver, Energy Star 6.0, and TCO 6.0 standards. In order to enhance the power-saving characteristics, NEC furnishes the monitor with Intelligent Power Manager, as well as with …
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