Intel to Take Care about Power-Efficiency of Ivy Bridge Processors

The rising competition between the two giants in the manufacture of processing units, Intel and AMD, makes each of the two invent ever newer technologies and implement them in their products. The attempts to dominate in the market and win as many consumers usually develop into brand new approaches and brand new advanced facilities.

In this light, Intel is going to upgrade its Ivy Bridge processors to make them more power-efficient. But power-efficiency does not imply that processing units will show less performance; quite the contrary, the manufacturer is willing to combine an utmost performance with the maximal power efficiency level.

Currently, the most power-saving processors of Ivy Bridge generation can be found in mobile devices on Windows platform and in Apple MacBook Air devices. Their TDP level is recorded at 17W. As appears from the above mentioned, the TDP level in upgraded Ivy Bridge processors will be lower than 17W, though the developers do not voice the margin …

‘Deadly’ MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Mainboard Review

Despite the fact that Intel Z97 chipset appeared in the market long ago, mainboards on this platform have not lost their vitality till nowadays. The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC is an acknowledgement of this. Being a representative of top-tier segment, this product is supposed to be an ideal match for gamers and enthusiast overclockers who look for stability and unbelievable facilities. Let’s see what kind of benefits this model can offer to the army of sophisticated users.

Stepwise Overview

The full-format ATX MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard is based on Intel Z97 chipset that supports Intel Core Haswell/Haswell Refresh CPUs with LGA1150 socket. Wisely-elaborated printed circuit board (PCB) accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules of 32 GB overall capacity (with XMP profiles). The integration of expansion and graphics cards becomes possible due to three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots & the same amount of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. If equipped with two videocards, the board …

Asus Showcases Dainty Designo MX27AQ Display

Asus’ lineup of bezel-less monitors has been replenished with a new refined model – the Designo MX27AQ. This 27-inch prime-quality model features a super-thin body-frame (14.5 mm only) and a stylish stand that adds to the overall lightsome display design. It is offered in three color variations (golden, solver, gray) to satisfy the needs of different customer groups.

Asus Designo MX27AQ is based on AH-IPS panel, equipped with a power-saving LED backlight. This combination promotes for the widest viewing angles (178 degrees in both aspects), Quad HD resolution (2560x1440), standard contrast ratio (1000:1), the utmost brightness (300 cd/m2), and a super-fast response time (5 ms). The I/O panel is introduced by a single DisplayPort 1.2 and a hybrid HDMI 1.4 with MHL 2.0 port.

This monitor support Asus SonicMaster technology. It is called to ensure the highest sound quality of an inbuilt acoustic system. For these purposes, the display has been equipped with two speakers …
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