Gigabyte Showcases a Couple of Gaming Mainboards with Onboard Liquid Coolers

Gigabyte teamed up with EK Water Blocks in order to develop a pair of off-beat motherboards. The GA-X99-Ultra-Gaming-EK and the GA-Z170X-Gaming 7-EK are differentiated from their predecessors by the integration of EK-Supremacy EVO X99 & EK-FB GA-Z170X waterblocks. The latter is sure to cool down not only the CPU and its environment but also key components of the power subsystem.



Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming-EK is developed on Intel X99 chipset, targeting Intel Core i7 CPUs for Socket LGA2011-3 platform. The PCB offers 8 DIMM slots for DDR4-3600 MHz memory (up to 128 GB), four PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots and a single PCIe 2.0 x1 slot. The ATX motherboard features 305x244 mm dimensions.


Storage subsystem of the model is represented by one M.2 Socket 3 slot, one U.2 slot, one SATA Express port as well as eight SATA III (6 Gb/sec) ports. One more M.2 Socket 1 is occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. 7-1 channel audio subsystem is based on Realtek ALC1150 controller, whereas …

Kimdecent created a computer Droid Stick T4 for lovers of small devices

Personal computer — this has long been not only a cumbersome system unit and monitor, as this phrase is now called nettops and more compact devices of class «micro-PC.» For public discussion was presented the computer Droid Stick T4 from a Chinese company Kimdecent, barely surpassing dimensions of a standard USB-stick with its size.



Initially, the micro-PC Kimdecent Droid Stick T4 comes with preinstalled Google Android, updated to version 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the manufacturer provides the ability to install any other distro. The only requirement is to it — the support of processors with the architecture of ARM. By the way, a modification of Linux Ubuntu can work with it.


The system in this case is on the internal flash memory of 4 GB, which can be increased through the use of cards microSD. Supported capacity — 32 gigabytes. Kimdecent Droid Stick T4 is based on the processor Allwinner A10 dual-core and 1.5 GHz. Full-time package includes a 1-gigabyte memory …

Graphics Card Asus Matrix-HD7970-P-3GD5 Review

Model Matrix-HD7970-P-3GD5 is supposed to be the most powerful graphics card delivered by Asus that is based on Tahiti chip. This card belongs to Matrix series targeting primarily gamers and overclockers. In addition, Radeon HD 7970 is one of the most highly-productive adapters with a striking overclocking potential. Thus, Asus has managed to implement both performance and power in a single product to provide for the utmost results and utmost convenience.



Design


Graphics card from Asus features similar to other Matrix-series models design. Its frontal panel consists of a large cooler with two voluminous fans. This cooling system is covered by a shroud with red insertions. Its rear panel accommodates a perforated plate that leaves bare only a few zones on a textolite (CrossFire sockets, iROG controller, VGA Hotwire zone); spacing under the cooler is covered by a thick plate-heatsink that prevents textolite deformation. The side panel contains a pair of 8-contact power …
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