Greeting an Affordable Z170A-X1/3.1 Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock is known for developing high-quality hardware components for a relatively affordable price. Thence, its latest Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX mainboard is not an exception, since its price tag does not go beyond $100. In order to cheapen the prime cost, the manufacturer backed away SATA Express & M.2 connectors, limiting the PCB by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.

To add, instead of a modern 8-channel audio controller it incorporated a well-known Realtek ALC892 item. The other boons of modernity remained unchanged. Thus, ASRock took Intel Z170 top chipset as the basis for the motherboard. The chipset is targeting the latest Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4-3466 MHz RAM (up to 64 GB max. capacity).

Graphics facilities are ensured thanks to a pair of PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, although there are three more PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots for the connection of other items. Network options are entrusted to gigabit Intel I219V LAN …

Zalman ZM-GVM Introduces ZM-GVM Bronze PSUs

Zalman adds another series of power supply units to its portfolio. The ZM-GVM series is represented so far by three semi-modular units of 500 W, 600 W and 700 W capacity. They correspond to ATX12V 2.31 standard and boast 80Plus Bronze certificate since their efficiency achieves 88%. The new-comers are able to operate in a wide range of input voltages (115-230 V), featuring only a single +12V rail.

Zalman ZM-GVM units employ dual forward converter as the basis. Semi-modular design presupposes permanent fixture of the main cables and demountable construction of optional cables. Efficient cooling is the task for a low-noise 120-mm fan, whereas sustainability of the units is entrusted to the advanced protection system.

Zalman ZM500-GVM PSU accommodates 1x 24-pin connector, 4+4-in ATX 12V, 3x MOLEX, 5x SATA, 1x FDD, and 2x 6+2-pin PCI Express connectors. The ZM600-GVM offers 4x MOLEX and 6x SATA connectors in addition to the base ones. The senior ZM700-GVM houses 4x MOLEX …

Dell Showcases PowerEdge R830 & R930 Servers

Dell announces the release of the 13th-generation of 4-socket servers under PowerEdge family. The PowerEdge R830 and the PowerEdge R930 are targeting corporate customers who search for an efficient solution for remote office work. Moreover, the company introduces the PowerEdge FX2 & the PowerEdge M1000e platforms as well as the PowerEdge M830 and the PowerEdge FC830 blade-servers on the basis of Intel Xeon E5-4600 v4 CPUs.

Dell PowerEdge R830 proves to be an ideal solution for huge databases and virtual desktops. Combining four Intel CPUs & 48 DIMM memory modules, this model is able to ensure a balance of flexibility, scalability and solidity on the deployment of horizontally scalable virtual platforms as well as the deployment of virtual desktop infrastructure.

Dell PowerEdge R930 is based on Intel Xeon E7-8800 v4 processors. Thanks to the implementation of Intel Run Sure technology, the model is ready to deploy resource-intensive applications, scale them and control key …
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