A Pair of New A88X-Based Motherboards for Socket FM2(+) from ASRock

According to the ASRock official website, the company has just unveiled the specifications of its two new motherboards, based on AMD A88X chipset. Codenamed FM2A88M Extreme4+ and FM2A88X Extreme6+, this couple has joined A-Style Series lineup and is estimated for APUs from AMD that support Socket FM2/FM2+ and have not more than 100 W TDP level. The realization of ASRock XFast 555 concept, which embraces XFast RAM/USB/LAN options, is the feature that unites both new-comers. Nevertheless, there are a lot of distinguishing features that make each model so peculiar.

ASRock FM2A88M Extreme4+ boasts the following specifications:

— form-factor: micro-ATX;

— memory: 4 DIMM slots, support for DDR3 modules running at 1066-2600+ (O.C) MHz, two-channel operational mode, maximal capacity – 64 GB;

— power supply system: digital controller, 4+2-phase power scheme;

— expansion facilities: one PCI slot, one PCIe 2.0 x1, one PCIe 2.0 x16, one PCIe 3.0 x16;

— storage: …

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 …

Iiyama Enters into the Market with T2336MSC-2 Display

Iiyama Corp., a renowned Japanese designer of hi-end PC displays & TV-screens, enters into the market with a new touchscreen monitor that replenished ProLite family. The T2336MSC-2 model features 561x238.5x379 mm dimensions and is targeting platforms based on Windows 8.1 OS. Besides, the new-comer is distinguished by the employment of a projective-reactive technology that enables a trouble-free sensor input.

The 23-inch Iiyama T2336MSC-2 is housed in a glazed-black case. The integrated screen also boasts a glazed coating. Its maneuvering might be realized twofold: with the help of fingers or by means of a magnet stylograph that supports 10-touch interface. It should be underlined that touchscreen facilities are enabled only through USB connection.

The display is based on AH-IPS panel with 16:9 aspect ratio and in-built LED backlight. The panel ensures 1920x1080 resolution (Full HD), 5 ms response time, 213 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 degrees viewing angles, 16.7 million of …
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