Asus Introduces a New Powerful Motherboard Z87-A

The line of Haswell-compatible motherboards from Asus has been recently replenished with a new model – Z87-A. The new-comer is supposed to be the most ‘customer-friendly’ board, due to the correlation of incorporated facilities and price: based on the prime chipset (Intel Z87) on Socket LGA1150 platform, this board boasts an extreme functional combined with the price of $150 only. Thus, it might become a perfect solution for a powerful gaming PC.

Motherboard Asus Z87-A is elaborated in ATX form-factor and supports Intel Core i3, i5, i7, Pentium, and Celeron processors. Memory is represented by four DDR3 DIMM slots that are able to run at the maximal 3000 MHz frequency. Their overall capacity might achieve 32 GB. CPU power supply subsystem involves 8 phases; this is quite enough for a full-scale overclocking. Audio facilities are ensured by the integrated 7.1-channel Realtek ALC892 controller. Network facilities are backed by a separate gigabit Realtek 8111GR controller.
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Main-Line Monitor Samsung S24D590P Review

New-day PC monitors are called to boggle the imagination with advanced facilities and unbelievable effects. However, their price tag is way too high for average customers who long for a high-quality visual solution for their home offices at an affordable cost. Samsung has always managed to satisfy the needs of various customer audiences, so this time it elaborated S24D590P – an etalon version of main-line monitors.

Chief Specifications

Samsung S24D590P features the following specifications:

— general: dimensions – 541.8x421.2x169.2 mm (with stand), CRT size – 23.6 inch, aspect ratio – 16:9, PPI – 93.34, coating – frosting;

— panel: type – PLS, resolution – 1920x1080 (Full HD), ultimate brightness level – 250 cd/m2, static contrast – 1000:1, dynamic contrast – mega ∞, amount of displayed colors – 16.7 m, response time (GtG) – 5 ms, ultimate viewing angles – 178/178 degrees, sRGB color gamut – 99.9%;

— I/O panel: 2x HDMI ports, …

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Review

The second generation of AMD A-Series hybrid processors, announced earlier in October, are already integrated in a number of graphics solutions. The newly appeared products are compatible with Socket FM2 only and cannot be applied for Socket FM1 infrastructure. This implies that a number of motherboards lose their upgrade facilities and can't be updated with a new advanced solution. Still, the market is currently ready to present a few boards destined to operate with the updated AMD A-Series. Gigabyte is one of the pioneers in this respect, introducing its motherboard GA-F2A85X-UP4, developed specifically for Socket FM2.


Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm PCB dimensions. AMD A85X chipset is a heart of the motherboard; it secures the compatibility with A-Series (second gen.) APU and Athlon CPUs in the implementation of Socket FM2. The overall TDP level claimed for the model is not more than 100W. The PCB allots four DIMM slots …
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