Biostar Announces N3150NH Mainboard with Integrated CPU

The inventory of Biostar’s mini-ITX motherboards was replenished by a new uncommon model – the N3150NH. Its key peculiarity is the availability of a 4-core Intel Celeron N3150 CPU onboard. The processor (Intel Braswell family, 14 nm technological process) comes equipped with an integrated Intel HD graphics core and a passive cooler. Its nominal clock frequency makes up 1.6 GHz, while on overclocking it accelerates up to 2.08 GHz frequency.

Biostar N3150NH houses two SO-DIMM slots, estimated for 8 GB DDR3-1600 MHz memory modules (two-channel operational mode). The connection of drives is realized via a pair of SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports. There is a possibility to install one expansion card thanks to a single PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot. Network facilities are ensured due to Realtek RTL8111H controller that supports SmartSpeedLAN utility, whereas audio production becomes possible due to the integration of Realtek ALC662 controller.

The connection of peripherals is enabled via …

Meeting New GTX 970 DirectCU Mini OC Video Card from Asus

Tailored for mini-ITX motherboards, Asus has designed a new graphics card based on GeForce GTX 970 adapter. The GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU Mini OC features 170x122x40 mm dimensions only, targeting small-sized chassis for mini-ITX platforms. The heart of the card is Nvidia’s GM204-200-A1 GPU with 13 SMM blocks, 1664 CUDA cores, 104 TMUs, and 64 ROPs. It runs at the nominal 1088 MHz frequency but might be overclocked to 1228 MHz index.

Asus GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU Mini OC employs a shortcut PCB that accommodates a two-slot cooler with a vapor chamber, a backplate, and a high-efficiency CoolTech Fan. The latter is distinguished by a unique design that dramatically enhances airflow. The incorporated hardware base features Super Alloy Power design. It implies the inclusion of prime-quality chokes, capacitors, and power transistors. Their combination provides for some incredible efficiency and a prolonged lifespan.

The integrated GPU is accompanied with 4GB of GDDR5 memory; it …

SSD Kingston HyperX 3K Review

The opulence of solid-state drives in PC market promotes for a sufficient supply to all potential customers. Irrespective of the rich choice, some products prove to be inefficient in coping with certain tasks. Durability and fool-proof work are one of the major SSD identifying features that worry the targeted users. It should be underlined that with the development of ever newer technologies ascribed to the design of micro chips, SSDs increased their work immensely. Kingston HyperX 3K is a product with outstanding parameters and prolonged life. It is estimated for three thousand cycles of cell rewriting and predestined for mid-market sector.


SSD Kingston HyperX 3K goes in several capacity variants: 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. All the drives are developed in 2.5 inch form-factor and employ SATA 6 Gb/sec interface. Other specifications of the model line include:

— memory chips: memory type – MLC (synchronous), interface – ONFi2, technological …
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