Asus A88X-Pro Motherboard Review: Ahead of Its Time

The elaboration of completely new APUs, codenamed Kaveri, compelled AMD work up one more suitable CPU socket – FM2+. Once after its launch, the leading manufacturers of motherboards have reacted on-the-fly, releasing proprietary models for a new platform. Asus, as usual, was among the first to introduce fresh solutions. Motherboard A88X-Pro is remarkable by the support of upcoming APUs, though it will be still possible to incorporate hybrid processors of the current generation for Socket FM2. For sure, this is not a mere advantage of the board. Let’s have a look at some other specs.

Key Peculiarities

Asus A88X-Pro is developed on AMD A88X chipset and houses an onboard Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics. The PCB allots 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules. An overall capacity of modules set might achieve 64 GB, whereas an ultimate supported clock frequency makes up 2400 MHz. Expansion section is not as bright as a demanding customer would desire; nonetheless, it …

Philips to Release Another Brilliance Monitor – the 247E6QDSD

Philips starts retail sales of its newest addition to Brilliance series of monitors. The 24-inch new-comer, entitled 247E6QDSD, features 613x467x238 mm dimensions and a classy black design. It is based on IPS-ADS panel that comes with WLED backlight, offering Full HD resolution on 16:9 aspect ratio. This makes the display a perfect solution to work with photo/video files as well as professional applications. The model might be already found in US stores for $239.99 price tag.

Philips Brilliance 247E6QDSD is distinguished by a fast response time in G-to-G environment — 5 ms & typically – 14 ms, wide viewing angles (178 degrees in both aspects), good brightness (300 cd/m2), the maximal displayed colors (16.7 million), and an ideal dynamic contrast (50M:1). This monitor consumes 18.11 W power at average, however in sleep/standby mode this figure goes as low as 0.5 W. Furthermore, its MTBF index makes up 30 thousand hours.

The model comes equipped with three video outputs, …

Nvidia Intros Tesla K20X Graphics Accelerator

Nvidia introduces a new graphics accelerator Tesla K20X intended specifically for supercomputers. Tesla K20X, a flagship model of Tesla K20 series, is based on Nvidia Kepler architecture and is able to secure the highest performance supported by a single CPU. According to the preliminary testing, it ensures ten times faster operation of applications in combination with top-class processors. Moreover, this accelerator is currently supposed to be the most efficient one in the market, providing for utmost speeds and utmost performance ever seen.

Graphics accelerator Tesla K20X is notable by three times lower power consumption if compared with all previous generations of Nvidia products. Besides, it increases the performance discrepancy between GPU and CPU. A bunch of outstanding characteristics ensures 3.95 teraflops in calculations with a single precision and 1.31 teraflops in calculations with a dual precision.

In addition, a new series involves Tesla K20 accelerator that …
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