Asus A88X-Pro Motherboard Review: Ahead of Its Time

The elaboration of completely new APUs, codenamed Kaveri, compelled AMD work up one more suitable CPU socket – FM2+. Once after its launch, the leading manufacturers of motherboards have reacted on-the-fly, releasing proprietary models for a new platform. Asus, as usual, was among the first to introduce fresh solutions. Motherboard A88X-Pro is remarkable by the support of upcoming APUs, though it will be still possible to incorporate hybrid processors of the current generation for Socket FM2. For sure, this is not a mere advantage of the board. Let’s have a look at some other specs.



Key Peculiarities


Asus A88X-Pro is developed on AMD A88X chipset and houses an onboard Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics. The PCB allots 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules. An overall capacity of modules set might achieve 64 GB, whereas an ultimate supported clock frequency makes up 2400 MHz. Expansion section is not as bright as a demanding customer would desire; nonetheless, it …

Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.



Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.


DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.

Corsair and Panram to Appear with DDR4 RAM Lineups

Corsair dares to announce the ‘fastest ever DDR4 memory modules’ which entered an award-winning Dominator Platinum series. The new-comers are targeting high-end desktop platforms on Intel Haswell-E basis. They are already optimized for an efficient operation with Intel X99 Express motherboard with Core i7-5960X/i7-5930R/i7-5820K processors, as well as with Asus X99 Deluxe and Asus Rampage V Extreme motherboards.



Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 models are able to achieve 3300 MHz clock frequency, due to the support of fresh overclocking Intel XMP 2.0 profiles. High-frequency memory (3000 MHz and up) is introduced in the shape of 16 GB kits (4x4). All planks feature a sleek and stylish design with 56 mm height, including DHX aluminum heatspreader.


To continue, not only Corsair is ready to astound ever-demanding users. Panram Technology snaps at its heels by launching its own series of DDR4 memory, codenamed Ninja-V Series. The products will be available in 8 GB and 16 …
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