ASRock FM2A88M-HD+ to Support the Latest AMD Kaveri APUs

ASRock has recently announced a new series of motherboards that are based on the prime-class AMD A88X chipset, targeting Socket FM2(+) CPUs of Trinity and Richland generation. Moreover, they are supposed to support the new-gen AMD Kaveri APUs with Steamroller microarchitecture. One of the most outstanding models within the series is FM2A88M-HD+ motherboard, which features a large amount of slots and sockets. At the same time, it remains a cost-efficient solution.

ASRock FM2A88M-HD+ is designed in a micro-ATX form-factor, featuring 234x183 mm dimensions. The company claims that this model is able to accommodate DDR3 RAM with 2133 MHz frequency, housed in two DIMM slots. Therein, the maximal memory capacity might achieve 32 GB. Hardware base consists of prime-quality solid-state capacitors and durable chokes. Three expansion slots are introduced by one PCI, one PCIe 2.0 x1, and one high-speed PCIe 3.0 x16; the latter demonstrates up to 15.75 Mb/sec bandwidth.

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SSD Comay Venus Pro 3 Review

SSD market segment boasts hundreds of products supplied by hundreds of companies. That is why, it's quite difficult for a start-up manufacturer to storm into this industry and offer really unique, worthy and high-end item. Despite such conjuncture, Chinese company CoreRise Electronics Corp. has developed and released its own SSD which can rival the renowned products in performance and design. With the aim to attract as much attention to its Comay Venus Pro 3, the manufacturer took care of the product's design and technical peculiarities. Comay Venus Pro 3 is a flagship line which is represented by models of 60 GB to 480 GB volume capacities.

Design and Specifications

Comay Venus Pro 3 is delivered in a small card box which contains SSD itself, brief user manual, and SATA cable. The manufacturer did not provide for SSD installation into 3.5 inch bay due to the lack of sliding components. The casing is made of thick aluminum alloy. The cover hides planar high-end capacitor …

Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X Review

Biostar is the company known for the continual advancement of its brand products. Not an exclusion is its motherboard sector which is represented by dozens of high-end items. Recent days have been marked by the Biostar's announcement about the start of sales of its new motherboard, codenamed Hi-Fi Z77X, that belongs to PURO Hi-Fi lineup. The new motherboard is a conglomeration of unique facilities developed specifically to satisfy the needs of inveterate audio fans.

Specifications and Supported Technologies

Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X is developed in ATX form-factor with the involvement of high-end electrolyte capacitors. This model is compatible with LGA1155 processors Intel Core i7, i5 and i3, including the latest 22 nm Ivy Bridge chips of the third generation and 32 nm Sandy Bridge chips of the preceding generation. This motherboard is equipped with four DIMM DDR3 slots and is able to support up to 32 GB of two-channel DDR3-1600, 1333, and 1066 MHz RAM. It also supports DirectX …
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