Motherboard Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H TH Review

Each new year brings new ideas for the developers of PC hardware. Since motherboards are indisputably the main component in the PC integration, their design and facilities are given the most attention. Hence, each manufacturer tries to implement some unprecedented technologies to attract potential audience by an improved performance and possibilities. Intel Thunderbolt technology is a hit of 2012; that is why, motherboard designers turned their looks into this direction. Gigabyte was among the first companies to integrate Thunderbolt interface into its products: model Z77MX-D3H TH is a bright evidence of it.



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Motherboard Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H TH resembles the modification of its predecessor Z77MX-D3H, except for the availability of Thunderbolt interface and design of PCB. The renunciation of the third PCIe x16 slot allowed the manufacturer to free four lines of PCIe bus and employ Thunderbolt technology for their activation. As a result, a new product has got a …

Enermax Puts on Sale Its New CPU Cooler Entitled ETS-T40-TAV

Enermax Technology Corporation, an established Taiwanese designer of multiple PC components, has already put on sale its newest cooler ETS-T40-TAV. The novel is predestined to supply enough cooling effect to CPU and its adjacent elements. The product is developed in Tower-type form-factor, featuring 139x93x160 mm dimensions, and is compatible with CPUs which TDP level does not exceed 200W. The following CPU sockets fall under this category: Intel LGA 775/1155/1156/1366/2011 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+.



Model ETS-T40-TAV consists of a voluminous aluminum heatsink, four heat pipes (6 mm each) which support direct contact technology, and a single 120 mm fan. The fan, entitled TB Appolish PWM, is based on Twister bearing, while its operation is controlled by PWM technology. PWM enables the speed variation from 800 RPM to 1800 RPM, depending on the loading.


On such conditions its performance fluctuates within the measures of 33.26 -75.98 CFM and noise level ranges from …

Sapphire Outs iCafe Gaming OC Graphics Card

Sapphire, the largest global retailer of graphics cards with AMD GPUs, comes out to the market with its own rendition of Radeon R7 260X adapter – the Radeon R7 260X iCafe Gaming OC. The new-comer features 215x105x35 mm dimensions and a purely black design. Its key differentiation is the integration of a two-slot aluminum cooler without heatpipes and a low-noise PWM fan. The nominal retail price makes up 124 EUR.



Sapphire Radeon R7 260X iCafe Gaming OC is based on AMD Bonaire XTX GPU (GCN 1.1) with 896 stream processors, 16 ROPs and 56 TMUs, running at 1050 MHz frequency. Its major ally – 2 GB GDDR5 memory with 128-bit interface – operates at 6000 MHz frequency. Power supply subsystem boasts 5+3-phase configuration, while connection to the PSU is realized by means of a single 6-pin socket.


To continue, I/O panel accommodates three video ports: DL DVI-I, HDMI, and DisplayPort 1.2. The list of supported standards and technologies includes DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3, …
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