Asus A88X-Pro Motherboard Review: Ahead of Its Time

The elaboration of completely new APUs, codenamed Kaveri, compelled AMD work up one more suitable CPU socket – FM2+. Once after its launch, the leading manufacturers of motherboards have reacted on-the-fly, releasing proprietary models for a new platform. Asus, as usual, was among the first to introduce fresh solutions. Motherboard A88X-Pro is remarkable by the support of upcoming APUs, though it will be still possible to incorporate hybrid processors of the current generation for Socket FM2. For sure, this is not a mere advantage of the board. Let’s have a look at some other specs.



Key Peculiarities


Asus A88X-Pro is developed on AMD A88X chipset and houses an onboard Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics. The PCB allots 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules. An overall capacity of modules set might achieve 64 GB, whereas an ultimate supported clock frequency makes up 2400 MHz. Expansion section is not as bright as a demanding customer would desire; nonetheless, it …

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB Gold Power Modules Feature a Lighted Fan

The Thermaltake Company has announced its new power supply units series, called Toughpower Grand RGB Gold. It is represented by three models, featuring the capacity of 650, 750 and 850 W.



Lighting is one of the peculiarities of these products. In this case a 140 mm Riing 14 fan, intended for cooling power supply units, is lighted. It’s worth noting, that at low load the fan stops operating.


The novelties feature an entirely modular hookup of cables construction and a low fluctuation level, which doesn’t exceed 30 mV. They are equipped with Japanese capacitors of high quality and possess an 80 Plus Gold Certificate.


The dimensions of these models are the following: 150 х 86 х 160 mm. MTBF value is claimed to be 120,000 hrs.


The price of the power supply units lies in the range of $90–120.

Acer Showcases Aspire Z3-615 All-in-One PC

Acer is preparing for a May launch of the newest all-in-one PC, codenamed Aspire Z3-615. It is built on Haswell-based Intel Core CPU and employs (optionally) Nvidia graphics adapter. What is more, the model runs under the updated version of Windows 8.1 OS. The customers will be able to acquire a high-efficiency device for the price tag of $999.



Acer Aspire Z3-615 features 23-inch IPS display that supports Full HD resolution. It houses inbuilt speakers with the support for Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater technology, as well as an inbuilt microphone with Acer Purified Voice option. The latter ensures background noise clipping and high voice audibility on video-chat sessions. The implemented stand allows for the alteration of display pitch angle within the range from -5 degrees to +25 degrees.


This all-in-one solution comes with 16 GB RAM and 500 GB/1 TB hard drive. It is also equipped with BD drive, multi-format card reader, and a webcam with the support for video call in …
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