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 …

A Pair of New A88X-Based Motherboards for Socket FM2(+) from ASRock

According to the ASRock official website, the company has just unveiled the specifications of its two new motherboards, based on AMD A88X chipset. Codenamed FM2A88M Extreme4+ and FM2A88X Extreme6+, this couple has joined A-Style Series lineup and is estimated for APUs from AMD that support Socket FM2/FM2+ and have not more than 100 W TDP level. The realization of ASRock XFast 555 concept, which embraces XFast RAM/USB/LAN options, is the feature that unites both new-comers. Nevertheless, there are a lot of distinguishing features that make each model so peculiar.

ASRock FM2A88M Extreme4+ boasts the following specifications:

— form-factor: micro-ATX;

— memory: 4 DIMM slots, support for DDR3 modules running at 1066-2600+ (O.C) MHz, two-channel operational mode, maximal capacity – 64 GB;

— power supply system: digital controller, 4+2-phase power scheme;

— expansion facilities: one PCI slot, one PCIe 2.0 x1, one PCIe 2.0 x16, one PCIe 3.0 x16;

— storage: …

Eizo Showcases a New Gaming Monitor Foris FG2421

Eizo Nanao Corporation, a well-known Japanese manufacturer of visual solutions, has just introduced its newest Full HD monitor, intended for inveterate gamers and movie fans. The Foris FG2421 features 23.8-inch display with a standard 16:9 aspect ratio and the resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. It is based on VA panel and supports a wide variety of advanced technologies.

The VA panel is characterized by wide viewing angles (176/176 degrees H/V), dramatically fast response time – 1 ms, good refresh rate – 240 Hz, and static contrast of 5000:1. The model is able to display up to 16.7 million colors with the maximal brightness of 400 cd/m2. The incorporation of Turbo 240 technology allows for the conversion of two 120 Hz signals into a single 240 Hz signal, due to the adjustment of LED.

In addition to Turbo 240, Eizo Foris FG2421 supports Smart Insight technology with five pre-installed gaming profiles for RTS and FPS. Moreover, it goes with a set of standard profiles for a …
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