One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.



CPU & Memory


Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).


The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

SSD Sandisk Extreme Review

The market of solid-state drives is currently saturated with products from multiple manufacturers. Such conjuncture can be viewed from two aspects: on the one hand, the multiformity gives potential customers some perfect opportunities to choose the model which would absolutely comply with their technical requirements and financial possibilities; on the other hand, it can lead to some difficulties in giving preference to the particular product. SanDisk company accepts a challenge from numerous competitors and please their clients with new developments on regular basis. SSD SanDisk Extreme can be attributed to the developments that would not disappoint any person.


Integration and Framework


SSD drives aren’t notable for their unique and extraordinary design, since they are used as the integral component of computer equipment rather than accessory. SSD SanDisk Extreme belongs to the drives with standard design. Metallic cabinet is a reliable shield for the board which …

Intel Kabby Lake Core i5 7600K Processor Review

Join us for checking out the new Kabby Lake Core i5 7600K processor from Intel which has just appeared on sale. Based on the 14nm Node the new processors of the Core i5 series are meant for being used by mainstream consumers and are quite budget friendly as opposite to the other Intel products. So let’s look at the processor’s performance in a wide variety of situations and different benchmarks.



Core i7 7700K as well as Kaby Lake Core i5 7600K processors have been developed for the desktop platform and are a mere respin of the previous Skylake which means that both previously mentioned processors are Socket 1151, though possessed as a brand new chipset.


So this means that your Z170 or H170 motherboard will be absolutely compatible with any of the two Kaby Lake processors after a BIOS upgrade. In addition to being quite powerful for such a moderate price, both of the newly released processors are energy efficient enough to compete with their more expensive brethren. …
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