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 …

Deepcool is preparing a new cooler with heat pipes

Deepcool production company of inexpensive and quite efficient cooling systems has provided a sample of CPU cooler — Big Frost (tentative codename), which is an extension of current Frostwin model. Previous model has 4 sintered powder heatpipes, which conduct heat from the processor to protect it from overheating. Also, like a new model, it has 120mm fans.

New model has a simple design, but strict, almost «standard», forms will not prevent it from showing a decent performance. It works with less noise and performs an effective cooling. Big Frost consists of a nickel-plated copper base with a miniature auxiliary radiator, six U-shaped copper heatpipes, each of 6 mm in diameter, and two sections of aluminium plates of similar thickness. Pre-installed fans are running at different speeds. One turns with intensity of 1300 r / min (22.6 dB noise), the other — in the range from 900 to 1500 rev / min (21,4-32,1 dB).

Dimensions of construction form 126x136x159 mm, weight — …

Network Storage EonNAS Pro 500 Review

Everlasting practice proves that people are more inclined to buy products designed by well-known, established companies, and treat with certain mistrust towards start-up manufacturers. However, 'new' does not mean 'of poor quality'. Infotrend got little attention from the part of customers, but it still manages to produce high-quality and high-performance storage systems. Its latest development, network storage EonNAS Pro 500, deserves special attentions due to competitive facilities and attractive price.

Design Peculiarities

Network storage EonNAS Pro 500 is intended for the installation of five drives. This implies about the product's dimensions which equal to 17.5x24.5x22 cm without the cables. This model is distinguished by simple and strict design, as well as, a solid casing. The frontal panel is made of black dull plastic; the larger part of it is alloted for the drive bay which is covered by a lid. Each of the drive disk features a couple of activity indicators. The …
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