Gigabyte Showcases GA-Z170X Gaming 3 Mainboard

Gigabyte expands its line of gaming products with a new ATX motherboard, entitled GA-Z170X Gaming 3. The key peculiarity ascribed to the model is the support for the latest Intel Skylake-S CPU (14 nm) with LGA 1151 socket. The new-comer takes Intel Z170 chipset as the basis and draws power via 24-pin ATX as well as 8-pin EPS power sockets. Besides, the board belongs to the mainstream customer segment, so its price won’t go higher than $188.

Gigabyte GA-Z170X Gaming 3 is furnished with 7-phase VRM, four slots for DDR4-3400 MHz RAM (two-channel) of up to 64 GB capacity, a pair of PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for the installation of graphics cards (support for CrossFireX and SLI configurations), a single PCIe 3.0 x4 slot, and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.

Storage subsystem might be organized due to six SATA III ports (bandwidth – 6 Gb/sec), three SATA Express ports (bandwidth – up to 16 Gb/sec), and a couple of M.2 slots with bandwidth index up to 32 Gb/sec.

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APU AMD A10-4600M Review

Intel and AMD companies have established a good reputation for providing efficient hardware solutions for all customer groups. Each new product introduced by the two companies enters the top sales ranks and this promotes for the competition. AMD has recently produced a new APU solution based on Trinity architecture with graphics module VLIW4 and called it AMD A10-4600M. This model can boast the whole spectrum of improvements and advanced features as compared with its predecessor APU Llano, and is intended to beat its rival Intel in efficiency and performance.

Trinity Architecture

CPU Trinity is based on Piledriver micro architecture which superseded Bulldozer from AMD. The distinctive feature of Piledriver is that it’s primarily integrated in a mobile APU. Quad-core Trinity chips utilize two Bulldozer modules, each of which is equipped with two execution cores. Each APU module employs 2 MB of L2 cache, so the entire module architecture approximates to 4 MB of L2 cache; …

Air-Cooler Evercool Silent Shark Review

Evercool has been conquering the market of cooling components and wholesome systems for almost twenty years already. Its arsenal basically consists of models targeting entry-level and budgetary segment. However, the company has lately introduced a range of high-quality products which can be applied in powerful PC systems. Air-cooler Silent Shark is an atypical representative of Evercool’s product line, if viewed from price and layout respect. It enjoys at least one unique feature, as well as a bunch of standard ones, the combination of which gives durability, efficiency, and power.

Framework Peculiarities

Evercool Silent Shark features quite impressive dimensions: 165 mm (h) x 140 mm (w) x 166 mm (l). The framework itself contains a two-section aluminum heatsink, six copper heat pipes that pierce a copper base, a plastic lid, and two powerful fans. One of the fans is located between the sections, while the other – at one of the external heatsink faces. Each section …
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