Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe Review: Getting to Know a New Intel’s Chipset

Intel’s Z-series chipsets have been recently supplemented by a new Z97 Express companion. Its release coincides with the launch of an updated Haswell Refresh CPU line for LGA 1150 socket. The new platform is thought to support PCI Express M.2 interface that substitutes an old-fashioned mSATA one. It is also supposed to support SATA Express interface and the forthcoming Intel Core 5th generation CPUs. What are the real differences between Z97 and preceding chipsets? Let’s find it out through the example of Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard.

Basic Specifications

— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

— expansion slots: 3x PCI-e 3.0 x16, 4x PCI-e 2.0 …

Graphics Card XFX R7750 Black Edition Review

The market of graphics cards is currently represented by models with various specifications. This implies the abundance of opportunities for different customer groups, starting from inveterate gamers with heightened demands for graphics characteristics, and finishing with average users who adopt traditional graphics needs. Each graphics card manufacturer tries to integrated some innovative components or apply some advanced technologies in their products. Hence, Radeon HD 7750 doesn't have a reference model, since every designer adds some peculiar features to it, at least, a brand cooler. Graphics card XFX R7750 Black Edition is distinguished by the implementation of an original board, CrossFireX socket and additional power supply.

General Specifications

The major attractive peculiarity of XFX R7750 Black Edition that might draw customers' attention is the low level of TDP which equals to 55W, as compared to other similar models that consume 80W to 90W on similar …

Iiyama Launches X4070UHS Monitor with an Unusual Base

Iiyama Corp. is not used to sit idly, delivering ever newer visual solutions. This time the company launches a 39.5-inch PC monitor with a nontrivial stand. The ProLite X4070UHS model rests on two demountable racks, instead of a single central column. Nevertheless, the display supports well-loved facilities, such as Picture-in-Picture mode and POP (split of the screen into four windows). It features a pure black case and a high gloss screen coating.

Iiyama X4070UHS is based on MVA panel with LED backlight. It is thought to support Ultra HD/4K resolution (3840x2160 pixels) as well as 5000:1 static contrast. Besides, the model ensures 350 cd/m2 brightness, the display of 16.7 million colors, the widest possible viewing angles (178/178 degrees in both aspects), and ultrafast response time – 4 ms (GtG environment).

The monitor is equipped with two speakers (6 W power in total), a pair of audio in/outputs, RS-232 socket, as well as a set of video ports: DVI-D, HDMI, …
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