Affordable Motherboard Asus Vanguard B85 Review

Nowadays customers don’t find it difficult to acquire the motherboard which would absolutely correspond to their needs. This is primarily explained by the fact that each manufacturer tries to pack its production lineup with models of various calibers. Asus is one of the few companies that restlessly enlarge their motherboard inventory with variegated items, and Vanguard B85 (TUF series) is yet another item for saving users. The key to ‘affordability’ of Intel B85 chipset-based board lies mainly in the reduction of connectivity facilities, where the chipset supports not six but four SATA 6 Gb/sec + four USB 3.0 devices. However, the model is rich in other facilities that are vital for a contemporary multimedia PC.

Design and Layout

To begin with, Asus Vanguard B85 is designed in an uncommon uATX form-factor and supports Pentium/Xeon/Corei3/Corei5/Corei7 CPUs (Haswell gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The motherboard inventory involves 4 DIMM slots for the installation up to 32 …

QUMO Enters SSD Market with a New High-End Series

QUMO, a Japanese manufacturer of various PC components, decided to enter the SSD market to expand its production line. Its new SSD series is going to compete for potential customers throughout the world with already established and renowned suppliers to this industry. The series comprises 4 models of 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacity. All of them are based on SandForce SF-2281 controller and use MLC NAND flash-memory (synchronous). Those SSDs are also known to support SATA III high-speed interface.

The advantage of QUMO drives is primarily seen in their reduced power consumption and heat dissipation. The drives are equipped with a range of dedicated technologies that protect them from overloading, humidity, and other unfavorable impacts. All models promote for the quick 'cold' activation, while traditional HDDs require some time for the spindle spinning. The user receives a chance to get quick access to a random sector, without the necessity of moving the head. Stable data …

Greet an Elegant Q2778VQE Display from AOC

AOC comes out to the market with a new striking PC monitor – the Q2778VQE. This 27-inch model offers a good balance of viewing area and functional possibilities. The integration of a high-quality TN panel ensures the maximal resolution of 2560x1440 pixels at the maximal brightness of 350 cd/m2. Besides, 1 ms response time promotes for the ultimate accuracy in dynamic scenes; this is called to gladden fans of action gaming and FPS apps.

AOC Q2278VQE features 170/160 (H/V) viewing angles at 16:9 aspect ratio. Its static contrast makes up 1000:1, while dynamic one – 80 M:1. The display is able to represent up to 16.7 million colors. Connectivity options are introduced by four video interfaces: DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub, and DVI. In active mode the monitor consumes up to 45 W power, however, the implementation of Eco mode with a brand e-Saver function helps in reducing power consumption index.

The new-comer shows compatibility with EPEAT Silver, TCO 6.0 and Energy Star 6.0 …
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