Motherboard MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Review

APU A-Series from AMD has already proved itself as a fair correlation of performance and consumer properties. This allows users to create budgetary home systems that can readily cope with all contemporary tasks, video games, simultaneously providing a considerable speed increase. MSI is one of the companies to develop a motherboard on the basis of this platform, ensuring in its FM2-A85XA-G65 rich functional and maximal performance. The developers have managed to design the board with a minimal amount of additional controllers, though expansion facilities are sure to satisfy the majority of potential customers.

Design and Layout

Motherboard MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 belongs to Military Class III line and is developed in ATX form-factor. Similar to other products of this line, this model is differentiated by a voluminous cooling system and a quite powerful VRM node. This board is destined for Socket FM2 logics and is ready to accommodate processors of A-Series and Athlon. It is based …

Nvidia to Showcase Its Newest GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Graphics Adapter

Today, 26 March, Nvidia is going to officially introduce its newest graphics adapter, codenamed GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost. The release is a counter-move in response to the recently launched AMD Radeon HD 7790 adapter. With the purpose to enhance the competition, Nvidia equipped its graphics card with GPU Boost technology for a dynamic overclocking process.

Galaxy is the first to respond to the fresh release with its brand new product – Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost adapter. This model is furnished with 2 GB memory of GDDR5 standard (192-bit memory rail) and GK106 GPU with 786 CUDA cores. Frequency index for GPU equals to 980 MHz (boost frequency increases to 1033 MHz), for memory – 6008 MHz. Memory bandwidth is claimed to gain 144.2 Gb/sec.

Graphics card from Galaxy is thought to have a single SLI socket, one 6-pin PCI Express Power socket (additional power supply), and three different video interfaces: D-Sub, HDMI, and DVI. Cooling system consists of a two-slot …

Spire Launches Ridge 6601 and Ridge 6602 PC Chassis

Spire has officially launched a new line of budgetary PC chassis, codenamed Spire Ridge. At the moment, there are only two models within the series – the Ridge 6601 and the Ridge 6602. Both are characterized by the support for ATX motherboards and have many other identical specifications: i.e. mid-tower form-factor, 192x415x418 mm dimensions. Still, there are some differentiations as well.

The first distinction between the two models lies in the frontal panel design. Therefore, Ridge 6601 features a laconic panel made of plastic without additional ventilation. In its turn, Ridge 6602 features a half-perforated metallic frontal panel that allows for a more intense cooling of internal components.

The couple boasts identical expansion facilities with two 5.25-inch buckets for optical drives, four 3.5-inch buckets for HDD/SSD, and seven expansion slots. Connectivity options are introduced by a set of frontal interfaces, including two audio slots, one USB 2.0, and one USB …
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