New Tiny Mini-PC Zbox PA330 from Zotac

Zotac, a renowned innovator in PC hardware development, has introduced a pocket-sized nettop, entitled Zbox PA330. The new-comer is designed in Pico-PC form-factor, featuring 116.8x66x45.7 mm dimensions. According to Zotac, this mini-PC is able to satisfy the basic needs of people on the move and of those who long for a space-saving environment.

The heart of Zotac Zbox PA330 is AMD A4 Micro-6400T APU with an integrated AMD Radeon R3 graphics core. The APU is attended by 2 GB of DDRL-1333 MHz memory and an inbuilt eMMC drive of 32 GB capacity. Network facilities are represented by a native wireless Wi-Fi 802.11ac adapter as well as by Bluetooth 4.0 adapter. There is also a full-sized RJ-45 socket for the organization of a wired network with 1 Gb/sec bandwidth.

To continue, connection with the monitors and other visuals becomes possible due to one HDMI port and one mini-DisplayPort socket. A pair of USB 2.0 ports might be employed for the connection of peripherals, whereas a …

Deepcool Aeolus Big Frost Presentation

Deepcool Industries, a renowned manufacturer of cooling systems, has officially announced the launch of its new dual-tower processor cooler Aeolus Big Frost. The prototype of this model has been already presented at Computex 2012 and is currently released as a ready-made product. This model is compatible with practically all CPU types available in the market from Intel and AMD manufacturers. In addition, it is able to support FM2/FM1 platform.

Deepcool Aeolus Big Frost is a simplified version of Assassin series. Despite this fact, the new cooler preserves the framework standards with dual-section radiators. Aeolus Big Frost has got copper base which is equipped with six U-shaped heat pipes (6 mm each pipe). Those pipes are pierced by a large number of aluminum plates.

The radiators are cooled down by 120 mm fans; the rotation speed of the first fan is able to achieve 1300 rpm, while the speed of the second fan fluctuates between 900 to 1500 rpm. The noise level also …

Greeting an Affordable Z170A-X1/3.1 Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock is known for developing high-quality hardware components for a relatively affordable price. Thence, its latest Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX mainboard is not an exception, since its price tag does not go beyond $100. In order to cheapen the prime cost, the manufacturer backed away SATA Express & M.2 connectors, limiting the PCB by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.

To add, instead of a modern 8-channel audio controller it incorporated a well-known Realtek ALC892 item. The other boons of modernity remained unchanged. Thus, ASRock took Intel Z170 top chipset as the basis for the motherboard. The chipset is targeting the latest Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4-3466 MHz RAM (up to 64 GB max. capacity).

Graphics facilities are ensured thanks to a pair of PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, although there are three more PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots for the connection of other items. Network options are entrusted to gigabit Intel I219V LAN …
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