MSI Shared the First Shot of Z170A Gaming Pro Mainboard

First displayed at Computex 2015, the Z170A Gaming Pro motherboard from MSI is now available for the web community. The company teases the first shot of the extended ATX model, showing off its main privileges. The new-comer is based on Intel Z170 chipset, intended for Socket LGA 1151-compatible Intel Skylake CPUs. Its key visual attraction is the availability of a stripe with RGB illumination on the right side. The stripe supports 8 working modes and is able to display up to 16.5 million colors.



MSI Z170A Gaming Pro comes equipped with 4x DIMM slots for the integration of DDR4-3300 MHz memory modules (maximum capacity – 64 GB). Storage subsystem is introduced by four SATA 6 Gb/sec ports and a single SATA Express port (compatible with two SATA 6 Gb/sec ports). The socket is powered by a 8-pin connector, whereas the PCB draws power from a 24-pin ATX one.


Furthermore, the connection of graphics cards might be realized via two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots; other expansion cards are …

Asus Boasts One More Graphics Adapter with a Two-Slot Cooler

Asus has replenished its graphics card series based on Kepler architecture with a brand variation of one-chip GeForce GTX 680 adapter. Brand Asus GeForce GTX 680 card has been developed on an original in design circuit board and is notable by the doubled to 4GB GDDR5 memory capacity. Nevertheless, the most outstanding characteristic of a new product is the implementation of a two-slot cooling system, codenamed DirectCU II. Earlier Asus equipped its GeForce GTX 680 adapters with three-slot coolers.



The company decided to concentrate mainly on the introduction of an uncommon cooling system, leaving all frequency showings identical to the recommended by Nvidia index. Thus, graphics core operates at 1006 MHz frequency, while memory module works at 6008 MHz. Memory chips are soldered on both sides of the circuit board. The reverse side of PCB is covered by an aluminum plate that is in direct contact with GDDR5 chips.


Some IT professionals dare assuming that the rejection of …

OCZ RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD Review

All SSD manufacturers, earlier or later, encounter the limitation problem ascribed to the bandwidth of the connected interface. The way out of the situation is the employment of different interfaces with a better bandwidth. OCZ became famous due to the development of SSDs with outstanding parameters, so it never stops marvelling the community. The company's RevoDrive PCI-Express model is called to maximally approach to the contemporary demands of the market. Besides, it is supposed to be an affordable solution for the demanding consumers.



Design and Specifications


It is a well-known fact that design plays a vital role in the process of winning the targeted customer groups. OCZ RevoDrive PCI-Express is delivered in a black card board with a specific framework which is called to attract the consumer from the first sight. This model is complemented by CD with drivers and cursory user guideline that unveils the product's general specifications:

— volume capacity: 120 GB;
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