Biostar B85Z: Micro-ATX Mainboard for Audiophiles

Biostar is about to release a new oblectation for audiophiles – the B85Z system board. Featuring micro-ATX form-factor (224x174 mm dimensions), the model combines a full-blown spectrum of facilities each full-format board has. It is developed on Intel B85 Express chipset with Socket LGA1150 for Intel Haswell processors of Core, Pentium and Celeron families. The nominal delivery kit will allegedly comprise DVD with drivers, a pair of SATA cables, a user’s manual, and a rear panel plug.

Biostar B85Z comes equipped with prime-quality capacitors, field-effect transistors, and 4-phase VRM. Memory subsystem is introduced by two slots for DDR3-1600 MHz modules (up to 16 GB overall capacity). The availability of a single PCIe x16 & a pair of PCIe x1 slots ensures sufficient expansion facilities. Moreover, the user is free to create a voluminous storage by means of four SATA III and two SATA II ports.

To continue, the major peculiarity pertained to the motherboard is an …

XFX Teases Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation Graphics Card

XFX has introduced its own version of Radeon HD 7990 — a top-tier graphics adapter from AMD. As distinct from the other companies that incorporated only some inconspicuous changes into their products, XFX has approached to the card’s modification with a violent zeal. As a result, today everyone has a chance of examining its Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation card that employs two Tahiti XT GPUs, elaborated on Graphics Core next architecture.

Each Tahiti XT chip comes with 2048 stream processors and 3 GB of GDDR5 memory. This implies that the total memory capacity makes up 6 GB. GPUs run at 950 MHz clock frequency, but have the potential of achieving 1000 MHz frequency on overclocking. As for the memory, it employs 384-bit bus and runs at an efficient 6 GHz frequency.

To continue, all the components of Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation are housed on an original PCB, designed by XFX. Connection with the PSU is realized via a pair of 8-contact power sockets. The rear …

ViewSonic has produced a couple of budget monitors VA12 Series with LED-backlight

The main demand for monitors continue be for devices based on the screens TN + film, despite the increase in the number of available models with matrix * VA and IPS. That is why an American company ViewSonic has decided to provide users with a limited budget the opportunity to purchase for a modest sum ($ 150) TN-line monitors Value Series VA12 — VA1912m-LED and VA2212m-LED.

Among the advantages of a 21.5-inch display VA2212m-LED should be considered resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD) and the use of white LED backlight. The remaining features of the model is quite common for low-cost monitors: viewing angles — 170 ° / 160 °, the brightness — 250 cd / mA², Response Time — 5ms (GtG), LED-backlight life — from 30 thousand hours, the power consumption — 26 W, weight — 2.91 kg.

ViewSonic VA2212m-LED is equipped with video inputs, DVI-D and D-Sub, as well as stereo output 2x2 Tues Its recommended price is $ 149, and sales start to the end of the month (at …
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