Asus Comes Out with B85-Pro Gamer Motherboard

Thrifty enthusiasts willing to build up an efficient gaming system are given a chance to enjoy the privileges of a new motherboard from Asus: the B85-Pro Gamer. The model employs an affordable set of components, although it is highly competitive with more powerful solutions. This ATX board is based on Intel B85 Express chipset for Socket LGA1150 platform and supports Core i3/i5/i7, Celeron and Pentium (Haswell gen.) CPUs.

Asus B85-Pro Gamer comes with 4x DIMM slots that are ready to welcome up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz memory modules (two-channel). Storage section is represented by six SATA ports, four of which support 6 Gb/sec standard. Expansion of functional facilities might be realized due to three PCI slots, two PCI-e 2.0 x1, and two PCI-e x16 slots. The delivery of power supply is organized by means of 1x 24-contact socket and 1x 8-contact socket.

The hardware base also embraces network gigabit Intel I217V controller with an integrated GameFirst II technology; the …

3D-monitors D2343P-BN and D2743P-BN on matrix IPS from LG

The South Korean manufacturer of digital technology LG enlarged range of branded monitors by two nontrivial models — D2743P-BN and D2343P-BN. Title of the article clearly points out their main advantages — the support of stereoscopic image display quality and availability of the matrix In-Plane Switching with angles of 178 ° / 178 ° horizontal and vertical. LG D2743P-BN has a diagonal of 27 inches, D2343P-BN — 23 inches. The nominal resolution of both displays is 1920x1080 pixels, or, as is now fashionable to say, «Full HD».

New items stand out from their analogues by low power consumption. LG D2743P-BN, on average requires 27 watts of power, and D2343P-BN — 25 watts. Monitors support the «acceleration» of the matrix (Overdrive) to 5 ms, like TN + film screens. Another interesting feature of debutants is the built-in technology Super Resolution, which adds sharpness to blurred images. One click of the 2D-image on the screen can be turned into 3D. In order to view …

Intel will lower prices for old and new SSD-drives

Over time, more and more manufacturers of computer equipment are connected to the production of solid-state drives. Conventional consumer SSD are fairly simple to manufacture and chip NAND flash memory and controllers are always available from proven companies. Of all the manufacturers of SSD for the mass market, Intel maybe has not best reputation, still quite high. Using this, the Corporation of Santa Clara sets high prices of their SSDs, not fearing for the sales.

However, as suggested by experts, the pressure from competitors will still force Intel company

to go for price concessions for customers. Reducing of prices on popular drives series SSD

320, SSD 330 and SSD 520 is expected in August this year. Top products will lose most of

all, but also drives of the entry level, in particular 330-series, will be much more accessible to


Below are stated all prices and possible devaluation. Old price is indicated in parentheses.

Intel SSD 320 300 GB (OEM): …
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