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 …

Xeon Phi: Revolutionary Offer from Intel Developers

Intel Corporation has made a resolute step towards the improvement of performance demonstrated by ‘supercomputers’. Its new Intel Xeon Phi is called to create a real revolution in the IT world, offering unmatched performance showings on activities with the high parallelism degree. This is supposed to bring supercomputers to the new level by means of enlarging the performance levels from TFLOP to EXAFLOP. Upon the whole, Xeon Phi is the name which will be used for further line of products based on Intel MIC architecture.

Xeon Phi coprocessors are sure to enable the transmission of the reduced data via PCI slots and will primarily be applied to dedicated coprocessors. The sales start is designated to the end of the current year, and the first products presented in the market will be items which belong to Knights Corner series. According to the Intel developers’ words, Xeon Phi will firstly replenish the series of central processors Intel Xeon E5-2600/4600; further on, the …

LG Unveils 24UD58-B 4K Monitor

The latest graphics findings made it possible to use a mainstream video card in 4K Ultra HD environment. LG has announced a 23.8-inch monitor with 4K resolution (3840x2160) that can be integrated within a standard PC system. The model features 16:9 aspect ratio & boasts the widest viewing angles – 178 degrees in both aspects. Nonetheless, its price makes up $349.99 only.

LG 24UD58-B is developed on IPS panel with 5 ms response time. It ensures the most efficient viewing conditions: 250 cd/m2 top brightness and outstanding contrast index. The support for AMD FreeSync technology allows for automatic adjustment of refresh rate in order to guarantee premium viewing level. The model typically consumes 23 W power.

The I/O panel accommodates a single DisplayPort 1.2 and two HDMI 2.0 ports. Besides, it’s possible to detach the display from the stand and apply it to the wall, thanks to 100x100 VESA bracket.

LG’s new monitor boasts a range of advanced elaborations. …
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