The First Glance at MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK & Z97 Gaming 9 ACK Mainboards

MSI could not resist the temptation to officially introduce a pair of new gaming mainboards: the X99S Gaming 9 ACK and the Z97 Gaming 9 ACK. The key distinction of new-comers from analogue models without ‘ACK’ attribute lies in the implementation of dedicated gaming network controllers: Qualcomm Atheros Killer 1525 and Killer E2205. The first one is supposed to support 802.11 ac standard that guarantees 867 Mb/sec throughput bandwidth; it also ensures less data deference. This provides for a faster network traffic processing and, as a result, — for a huge advantage in online gaming.



The E-ATX MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK motherboard is based on Intel X99 chipset, estimated for Intel Core i7-5000 CPUs with Socket LGA2011-v3. The model features 8x DIMM slots for DDR4-333 MHz memory (4-channel operational mode) of up to 128 GB capacity. Storage subsystem offers eight SATA III ports, whereas expansion facilities are ensured by means of five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots. The list of …

Scythe Showcases a New Affordable Kotetsu Cooler

Scythe has recently showcased its newest CPU cooling system with an expressive codename Kotetsu. Relying much on the demands of average customers, the product offers an optimal correlation of efficiency and price. The Kotetsu is an ordinary tower-like product with a perfect cooling potential. However, its key advantage is the employment of Hyper Precision Mounting System, which ensures fast and trouble-free installation.



First and the foremost, Scythe Kotetsu is ready to work with all current CPU platforms, including Intel Socket LGA1150 and AMD Socket FM2+. Heat dissipation efficiency is realized thanks to a large number of aluminum fins, incorporated into the heatsink, as well as four heat-pipes of 6 mm each. The heatsink features an extraordinary shape that ameliorates the airflow between the fins. Therein, contact base is entirely made of copper.


Second of all, this cooler is initially equipped with one 120 mm fan, entitled Scythe Glide Stream. Due to PWM support, it …

PC Monitor Acer S275HL Review

Some PC monitors developers pay great attention to the products' design, the others try to stuff them with all novel technologies. But only a few know how to combine a sophisticated design with a prime display quality. Acer belongs exactly to this echelon, gratifying its customers only with outstanding products. Monitor Acer S275HL constitutes this corroboration, as it provides for an optimal compromise between the integrated facilities and price.



General Specifications


Acer S275HL employs eIPS panel and features 27-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio. The nominal display resolution equals to 1920x1080 pixels. This model is equipped with LED backlit that promotes for wide viewing angels (178/178 degrees V/H), fast response time (GtG) of 6 ms, and maximal brightness of 250 cd/m2. The number of displayed colors approximates 16.7 m. Static contrast demonstrates analogous to the rival models index – 1000:1, while dynamic contrast is considered to be outstanding, showing the …
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