‘Mini-Mighty’ MSI Z97I Gaming AC Motherboard Review

Ever-increasing popularity of mini-ITX mainboards is accounted for the augmentation of small-sized PC systems, work- and multimedia stations, as well as gaming platforms. The latter lay down specific demands towards hardware base, requiring the combination of high performance, durability and price-efficiency. MSI is ready to satisfy those demands, by offering ‘mini, but mighty’ Z97I Gaming AC system board. Being a part of Intel Z97 chipset family, this tiny tot owns all ‘Gaming’ series facilities, despite compact dimensions. Let’s check them out.

Specs Overview

MSI Z97I Gaming AC is based on Intel Z97 chipset targeting Haswell-based CPUs for Socket LGA1150 platform (Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7 series). The implemented PCB accommodates a pair of DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules (16 GB volume) with the clock frequencies from 1333 MHz to 3300 MHz. Expansion facilities are introduced by a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot with no backup from PCI slots. The board comes …

Meet U2477PWQ Monitor with 4K Resolution from AOC

As a rule, manufacturers introduce 4K Ultra HD resolution to 27-inch or even larger monitors. AOC decided to break the rules by incorporating 3840x2160 pixels into its newest 23.6-inch display, entitled U2477PWQ. Having in disposal less screen area, the pixels are located more densely to provide for the high-quality imaging. Along with a huge visibility area, the model features 16:9 aspect ratio to further improve visual representation.

AOC U2477PWQ is based on PLS panel that covers 100% of sRGB environment and offers the maximal viewing angles (178/178 degrees). The model boasts 300 cd/m2 brightness, 4 ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast (50M:1 dynamic contrast), and 16.7 million of displayed colors.

The monitor is housed in a textured frame, supplemented by a transparent stand. The latter allows adjusting the display’s height, swivel and angle of slope as well as transferring the screen to portrait mode. In addition, it is equipped with VESA bracket for …

Meet Three New Motherboards for Workstations and Servers from Gigabyte

Gigabyte, a global manufacturer of versatile PC hardware components, regularly updates its desktop motherboards product line, providing its customers with the most advanced facilities and performance. Still, the company is actively developing also a series of motherboards intended for the implementation into workstations and server systems.

Hence, Gigabyte has recently introduced three new models to replenish this series: GA-6PXSV4, GA-7PESH3, and GA-7PESH4. The users are able to create a really efficient system with the help of those boards in order to realize different computing activities due to GPU, CAD/CAE visualization or physical processors simulation.

All three motherboards are compatible with Intel Xeon E5-1600/2600 CPUs for Socket LGA2011 and take Intel C602 chipset as the basis. The first model from Gigabyte, GA-6PXSV4, features five expansion slots, including two PCIe 3.0 x16, one PCIe 3.0 x8, one PCIe 2.0 x1, and one more PCI. It supports up to 256GB of …
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