MSI Introduces A88XI AC Motherboard for FM2+ Platform

The product line of MSI’s mini-ITX motherboards now welcomes a new-comer: the MSI A88XI AC. It takes AMD A88X chipset for Socket FM2+ platform as the basis; this implies the support for AMD Athlon and AMD A series CPUs (of all generations). The PCB offers two DIMM slots for the integration of DDR3-2133 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB). Upon the whole, this model is able to offer much more than other small-sized boards.

The MSI A88XI AC accommodates 4x SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports for the connection of drives and 1x PCI-e 3.0 x16 socket for the implementation of an add-on card. Network options are secured as by gigabit Ethernet controller, so by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac modules. External I/O panel houses three audio ports, one S/PDIF out, one RJ-45, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, one PS/2 Combo port, and three video ports (HDMI, DVI-D and D-Sub).

Moreover, the support for 8-channel sound production (due to Realtek ALC887) and HDMI video port entails the playback of 4K Ultra HD …

SilverStone Debuts with SX700-LPT Power Supply Unit

SilverStone is readying to launch a powerful 700-watt PSU, entitled SX700-LPT. The new-comer boasts 80Plus Platinum certificate, since its efficiency level might reach 94%. The model is developed in SFX-L form-factor and supports Intel ATX 12V 2.4 standard. SilverStone has already listed the unit on its official site; thus, customers might expect the market launch in the nearest future.

SilverStone SX700-LPT employs a single +12V rail with the maximal output capability of 58.4 A. This power supply unit is able to operate within 90-264 V range at the peak power index of 750 W. If there is a need, it’s possible to use the entire power stock via +12V bus, rather than distributing it via +3.3 V or +5 V rails.

The model comes with a modular cable system. The inventory includes connectors for the connection of 9 SATA devices as well as 4 videocards with an additional 6+2-pin PCI-e connector. The unit is fitted with all necessary protection mechanisms, entailing SCP, OPP, OPT, …

Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V Premium Review

Asus boasts the inventory of up to twenty motherboards developed on Intel Z77 chipset. Full-, medium- and small-sized boards gladden the customers by an outstanding functional and optimal layout. Still, the company decided not to stop at what has been already accomplished and introduced a high-end motherboard codenamed Asus P8Z77-V Premium. The major peculiarities of this board are the integrated Thunderbolt bridge, reliable digital CPU power supply subsystem, and a lot more alluring facilities. The product is targeted at the high-end customer sector and Asus hopes to get considerable revenues from its sales.

General Peculiarities

First of all, it should be stated that P8Z77-V Premium design and color gamut continue all traditional standards of Asus motherboards. This model is developed in ATX form-factor and employs dull black textolite in combination with blue, white and black painted sockets. CPU socket is located in a common place; it supports all up-dated Intel CPUs …
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