Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Review

Asus has been taking a leading position in the supply of motherboards to the PC hardware market for a long time. For example, its Republic of Gamers series has been enjoying great popularity among customers for more than six years already. Besides, the company was a pioneer to introduce ROG in its products to guarantee an unmatched performance and wide range of available facilities. Crosshair model was the first to implement ROG in its basis, and the latest Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard is a direct follower of this approach.



Background


Motherboard model Crosshair V Formula-Z is developed in ATX form-factor (305x244 mm dimensions), employs AMD 990FX/SB950 chipset and is ready to house CPUs from AMD AM3+ (Sempron 100/Athlon II/Phenom II/FX). Memory subsystem consists of four DIMM slots estimated for DDR3 memory type that is able to operate in two-channel mode at 1066MHz-2400MHz frequency. The model is known to support Extreme Memory Profile options and is compatible …

AOC Introduces Extraordinary myConnect and myUltraSpeed Monitors

AOC International GmbH is glad to introduce a pair of extraordinary PC monitors, which replenished myDisplay series and Style Line production line. Codenamed AOC myConnect and AOC myUltraSpeed, the models are differentiated by a stylish design and some unique facilities. For instance, the first monitor offers USB-connection with laptops in Plug&Play mode, while the second one is peculiar by a high refresh rate, valuable for inveterate gamers.



AOC myConnect features 15.6-inch WXGA mobile display. It employs DisplayLink technology to allow a single USB 3.0 port to be connected with a laptop. This port provides for not only video imaging to the monitor, as it also charges it. This model accommodates an ergonomic stand that enables the transition of the display to the portrait mode. Moreover, thanks to Smart Auto Pivot, the display is able to change the aspect automatically.


Monitor myConnect is delivered with a brand software package. It contains a lot of useful settings …

Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.



General Specs


Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.


PCB Layout


All hardware base components are …
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