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 …

Asus Readies Top-of-the-Range ROG GTX 780 Ti Poseidon Adapter

Asus is going to enlarge its Republic of Gamers production line with a new graphics adapter – the ROG GTX 780 Ti Poseidon. The model, which is going to become a top-of-the-range product, is differentiated by an offbeat PCB and an exclusive hybrid Direct CU H20 cooler. For sure, this card is ready to offer much more opportunities for demanding gamers. No information about the release date of the pricing has been unveiled so far.



The implemented cooler combines the fundamentals as of air cooling, so of liquid one. Therein, the user is able to choose by himself/herself, which type of mechanism to employ, or whether there is a need to employ both. Irrespective of the choice, each and every component is going to be chilled to promote for the best operating efficiency, especially during overclocking.


The cooler itself consists of a waterblock, a bulky heatsink, three heat pipes, and a pair of low-noise fans with dust protection. The entire framework is covered by a …

Nvidia Introduces Pioneer Cloud GPUs of VGX Series

Nvidia VGX platform, that aims at securing virtualization facilities in any PC system, was introduced by the company not so long ago. But this is not the only surprise from the manufacturer, as yesterday it introduced a new cloud GPU solution, a pioneer in graphics industry. Those GPUs are developed on Kepler architecture and are targeted mainly at the employment with GPU-VDI facilities. The launch of such cloud solutions will facilitate GPU virtualization in various environments.




A new series of graphics processing units feature a dedicated hardware template, known as VGX MMU (memory management unit). This is a truly unique technology which allows the Nvidia VGX hypervisor to provide for simultaneous GPU employment by a few clients; at the same time, it ensures consecutive performance, compatibility of various applications, low-latency remote display, and stability of operation. Moreover, Kepler architecture consists of a high-performance encoding facility (H.264) that is …
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