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 …

G.Skill Showcases New RAM Memory Modules TridentX DDR3

Long-awaited Computex 2013 has brought to light the whole galaxy of innovative hardware ideas. RAM market has also replenished with new entries, partially due to G.Skill International. Its new RAM modules, codenamed TridentX DDR3, are an embodiment of utmost performance, reliability and compatibility. The new-comers have been developed to support the latest Intel’s Haswell-based CPUs i3/i5/i7, integrated into Intel Z87 Express chipset.



TridentX DDR3 are introduced by sets of two and four 240-contact DIMM modules, the total capacity of which achieves 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB. All of them are equipped with original in design heatspreaders. They are also known to support Intel XMP overclocking profiles and to operate at 1.65 V power voltage.


Detailed Specifications


TridentX DDR3-3000 modules will be available in 4x8 GB kits (32 GB). Their effective frequency showings make up 3000 MHz with 12-14-14-35 latencies.


TridentX DDR3-2933 modules will be available in 2x4 …

Dell Announces UltraSharp U2917W PC Monitor

Dell’s lineup of wide-screen monitors has been replenished by a new model – the UltraSharp U2917W. It is designed on a 29-inch AH-IPS panel, fitted with WLED backlight. The display supports 2560x1080 pixels resolution at 60 Hz refresh rate. The panel’s response time makes up 5 ms, while viewing angles achieve 178/178 degrees.



Dell UltraSharp U2917W boasts 300 cd/m2 brightness as well as the maximal color coverage: 99% in sRGB environment & 99% in REC709 environment. The typical static contrast ratio equals to 1000:1, whereas color rendering index makes up ΔE<2.


The monitor features an ergonomic stand which offers height, swivel and tilt adjustments. There is a possibility to mount the display on the wall, thanks to the dedicated VESA bracket.


Furthermore, the new-comer is characterized by a rich set of integrated interfaces. Thus, it accommodates a pair of HDMI 1.4 ports, a pair of DisplayPort 1.2 ports (In/Out), a single mini-DisplayPort port as well as …
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