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 …

Adata Boasts a Pair of Originally-Styled External HDDs

Adata strikes the storage market by a couple of external HDDs with an exotic design. The HD650X & HD710M are housed in solid cases, featuring green and camouflage coloring. The chassis of both models is totally protected from shocks, dust, humidity or electrostatic discharge. Thus, the customers can rest assured in the data integrity.

Both 2.5-inch HDDs are equipped with USB 3.0 interfaces, although their other specifications speak of diverse destinations. Adata HD650X features 121x81x21 mm dimensions and offers 2 TB of capacity. It is compatible with Xbox 360 & Xbox One gaming consoles, promoting for the achievement of new gaming records.

In its turn, Adata HD710M (132x99x22 mm) is thought to meet IP68 standards as well as MIL-STD-810G 516.6 military specifications. Hence, it’s possible to use the drive underwater without the threat of data loss. The drive is available in two capacity variations: 1 TB or 2 TB.

Both models are compatible with various OS, including …

Antec Outs Budgetary GX500 Chassis

Antec, a well-known designer of multiple hardware solutions, has released a new budgetary chassis, codenamed GX500. The model is developed in mid-tower form-factor and features 205x476x458 mm dimensions. It is made of solid steel but is complemented by plastic patches. The case has got a totally black coating and minimum accessories. The customers are able to acquire the product for the recommended price tag of EUR 59.

Antec GX500 supports the integration of standard ATX, as well as detracted mini-ITX and micro-ATX motherboards. The internal layout is ready to accommodate two 5.25-inch drives, five 2.5/3.5-inch drives, and seven PCI expansion cards. Storage might be enlarged due to the availability of one more external 3.5-inch drive bay.

Spacing within the chassis is sufficient to pack ATX power supply unit, CPU cooler of 158 mm in height, graphics adapters of 380 mm in length, and heatspreaders (liquid-cooling) of 380 mm in length. The chassis’ exterior does not …
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