Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe Review: Getting to Know a New Intel’s Chipset

Intel’s Z-series chipsets have been recently supplemented by a new Z97 Express companion. Its release coincides with the launch of an updated Haswell Refresh CPU line for LGA 1150 socket. The new platform is thought to support PCI Express M.2 interface that substitutes an old-fashioned mSATA one. It is also supposed to support SATA Express interface and the forthcoming Intel Core 5th generation CPUs. What are the real differences between Z97 and preceding chipsets? Let’s find it out through the example of Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard.



Basic Specifications


— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

— expansion slots: 3x PCI-e 3.0 x16, 4x PCI-e 2.0 …

Western Digital My Passport: two compact terabyte

Compact, not too heavy, with USB 3.0 interface and the volume of 2 terabytes – by these words the description of an external hard drive Western Digital My Passport can be finished. But there are more options to check: see how fast the new drive is, convenience of software and general impressions.



The line of portable hard drives from Western Digital is now consists of five main devices created to manage different tasks, but the model My Passport has a special place among them. The fact that the capacity of this drive can be up to 2 TB – and it makes possible not only to store in a portable digital stock a huge collection of videos, photos and any other materials, but also free to move it from home to work or to take with you on long journeys. Particular strain is not necessary, because the dimensions of the new item are only slightly greater than other models of Western Digital external hard drives.


The novelty comes in a small cardboard box with a blister. Inside, in …

SSD Comay Venus Pro 3 Review

SSD market segment boasts hundreds of products supplied by hundreds of companies. That is why, it's quite difficult for a start-up manufacturer to storm into this industry and offer really unique, worthy and high-end item. Despite such conjuncture, Chinese company CoreRise Electronics Corp. has developed and released its own SSD which can rival the renowned products in performance and design. With the aim to attract as much attention to its Comay Venus Pro 3, the manufacturer took care of the product's design and technical peculiarities. Comay Venus Pro 3 is a flagship line which is represented by models of 60 GB to 480 GB volume capacities.



Design and Specifications


Comay Venus Pro 3 is delivered in a small card box which contains SSD itself, brief user manual, and SATA cable. The manufacturer did not provide for SSD installation into 3.5 inch bay due to the lack of sliding components. The casing is made of thick aluminum alloy. The cover hides planar high-end capacitor …
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