Intel Broadwell CPUs will Get BGA Casing

The Internet community is energetically discussing unofficial info concerning the future Intel's Broadwell processors. According to the yet unacknowledged data, Intel will branch off from currently traditional LGA casings in favor to a more advanced BGA solution. At present all CPUs designed by Intel specifically for desktop platforms feature LGA (Land Grid Array) casings which allow the users to upgrade their systems without any hassle. On LGA implementation, the chip is housed within a socket and contacts with the motherboard. As a result, the user might change one chip to the other only with similar set of contacts.



The launch of Intel Broadwell processors, which is planned for 2014, might dramatically change the situation for customers. Most probably Intel will refuse from LGA casings and accommodate all new CPUs in BGA ones, marking the change of Haswell generation to the future Broadwell generation developed under 14 nm technological process. BGA (Ball Grid Array) …

EK to Start Selling FC7970 Matrix Waterblock in Early March

EK Water Blocks is about to put on sale its VGA waterblock, designed specifically for Asus ROG Matrix HD 7970 graphics card. Codenamed EK-FC7970 Matrix, the product will become available in retail sale already on 8 March and will cost approximately €110. Such price is justified by the utmost heat management facilities that ensure 100% percent reliability.



EK-FC7970 Matrix belongs to the echelon of waterblocks with full coverage. Its base is made of nickel-plated copper, its rear backplate – of anodized aluminum, and its lid – of acetal. The model shows compatibility with all standard fittings of G1/4 dimensional type.


It should be mentioned that EK Water Blocks furnished its new creation with all necessary fastenings, a backplate, and a mounting plate; the latter takes only two slots, unlike a nominal Asus ROG Matrix HD 7970 plate which takes three slots. Such switch of plates will be useful on simultaneous installation of several expansion cards.


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The Refined Envy 34 All in One PC from HP

At the CES 2017 event in Las Vegas, the HP Company has presented its new AIO type PC – Envy 34.



All the key electronic components are located in the base, which also holds speakers. This peculiarity makes the device thin and adds showiness to its layout. The display is curved and possesses a 34” IPS-panel with wide viewing angles and a resolution of 3440 × 1440 pixels. The aspect ratio is 21:9.


This product is equipped with the 7th generation Intel Core CPU and up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM memory. Optionally a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M or an AMD RX 460 graphic accelerator can be installed. One can choose to use either a 1 TB hybrid hard disk or a standard 1/2 TB HDD and a 256 GB SSD for data storage.


Among highlights, we may distinguish a webcam, which can be put out of sight into the framework, and Qi, the inbuilt system of wireless gadgets charging.


The initial cost of this all-in-one PC is $1750.
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