Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6 (LGA1150 Platform) Review

Intel Z87 platform is masterfully penetrating into all global markets. ASRock is the company that has already managed to introduce a set of products based on this platform, including Z87 Extreme6 model. The very board is supposed to be an advanced solution for enthusiasts, containing all necessary for specific usage attributes: POST-indicator, a powerful VRM system with a massive heatsink, and a lot of other facilities mentioned below.



Design and Layout


ASRock Z87 Extreme6 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm dimensions. Its top side accommodates a large number of components, while the reverse side revels in three driver-doublers (ISL6611A) of CPU power rails only. Intel Z87 chipset is cooled down by a voluminous heatsink. A couple of additional ASM1061 controllers are soldered right to the system logics; they allow for the usage of up to ten devices with SATA 6 Gb/sec connectivity interface. The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics core. …

Motherboard MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Review (Part I)

MSI motherboards game series enjoys steady popularity, so let’s start getting acquainted with the updated line of products based on Intel Z270 with a simple average model having the M5 index.


Technical Characteristics

This is a full-featured product with few bonuses and no sharp simplifications in its design. The power subsystem looks quite convincing and an additional controller for USB 3.1 ports on the rear panel is engaged.


The total set of possibilities is as follows:


Model: MSI Z270 Gaming M5 (MS-7A78 VER: 1.0) Chipset: Intel Z270 Processor sockets: Socket 1151 Processors: Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron (Skylake-S, Kaby Lake-S) Memory: 4 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400/2600 */ 2800 */ 3000 */ 3200 */ 3600 */ 3800 *(OC), a maximum of 64 GB PCI-E slots: 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16 + x0, x8 + x8) 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x4)3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 M.2: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280/22110)

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280)

Meet New MSI Gaming 27 AIO for Inveterate Gamers

MSI adds new all-in-one PC, entitled Gaming 27, to its product line. Despite being a small-sized solution with a thin frame, the model employs a highly-efficient hardware base that is thought to support the most demanding games. The heart of the system is a 4-core Intel Core i7-6700 CPU combined with the motherboard based on Intel H170 chipset. The core operates at 3.4 GHz frequency but is able to overclock up to 4.0 GHz index. Besides, the new-comer is guided by Windows 10 OS.



MSI Gaming 27 AIO is a 27-inch display with Full HD resolution, anti-glare coating and power-efficient Led backlit. The CPU works side by side with four SO-DIMM DDR4 memory modules-2133 MHz (the maximal capacity – 64 GB). Graphics facilities are entrusted to Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M videocard (8 GB GDDR5), while audio subsystem with the support for Nahimic technology ensures the production of high-quality sounding.


Furthermore, storage subsystem includes a pair of M.2 slots for the installation of …
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