Motherboard Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX Review

Latest Asus development, motherboard Asus Maximus V Formula, is notable for a rather high price. This is explained primarily by the implementation of high-end overclocking options and support of advanced brand technologies. Moreover, one might find this model at even higher price due to the availability of ThunderFX sound board in the nominal delivery set. Despite the pricing policy, this model is a desirable acquirement, since it provides unmatched performance and limitless facilities for overclockers.



Specifications


Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX is developed in XL-ATX form factor. The model is based on Intel Z77 chipset specifically for Socket LGA 1155 CPU slot. CPU supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and Asus TurboV EVO technologies which give access to overclocking facilities. Dedicated facilities allow the customer to alter Bclk frequencies from 80 MHz to 300 MHz (with 0.1 MHz shot) and to change voltage index in CPU, memory chips, PLL, CSA.


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Silverstone Launches a New Product – the RL06 Chassis

The Silverstone Company is going to release its new product – the RL06 computer case. This relatively cost-effective model is mostly manufactured out of steel and plastic and possesses a plastic window on the side panel. It is represented in two colour variants: black with red and white with silver accents. The basic version is equipped with one 120 mm fan, and a Pro version – with 3 extra 120 mm LED-backlit fans.



The RL06 framework allows to mount ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards. The max length of the graphics adapter equals to 348 mm, and the ultimate CPU coolers height is 158 mm. Up to 7 expansion cards can be installed. Two 2.5” bays and three 3.5” drive bays are available. This Silverstone product features a pair of USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and audio jacks.


The RL06 chassis costs $80, weighs 6 kg and has the following dimensions: 200 х 477 х 455 mm.

The Release of AMD FX 8320 and FX 8300 Is Round the Corner

AMD is working intensely at the development of 8-core processors, the release of which is prognosticated for the 4th quarter of 2012. According to the preliminary data, AMD will release two models at once: FX 8320 and FX 8300. Such information could not but rejoice all customers using AMD FX processors on Bulldozer architecture, since the new CPUs are promised to be more efficient. The new processors will go with Vishera codename and will be built on the improved Piledriver architecture.



Similar to the flagship model AMD FX-8350, the two models will be designed on the basis of 32 nm micro architecture. They will support DDR3 memory with the frequency of 1866 MHz and will have 8Mb of L3 cache-memory. The two models will also support Socket AM3+ slot. Therefore, the major advantage of the new processor is that they will offer almost 20% more efficiency as compared to the current chips of FX series.


Nevertheless, the two CPUs, FX 8320 and FX 8300, will have certain …
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