Asus Replenishes X99 Motherboard Lineup with 4 New Items

Asus adds to its renowned lineup of X99 motherboards a set of new solutions. All the greenhorns are based on Intel X99 chipset targeting socket LGA2011-v3 platforms. Thus, they support the installation of Haswell-E & Broadwell-E CPUs (Intel Core i7). The boards brag about the incorporation of multiple innovations and technologies. The latter include:

— OC Socket ensures more efficient CPU & memory overclocking;

— Asus Aura offers RGB backlight and allows for the connection of additional LED stripes;

— 5-way Optimization helps in fine tuning of system components;

— Asus SafeSlot provides for an enforced framework of PCIe slots.

Motherboard Asus X99-Deluxe II features the following specifications:

— memory subsystem: 8 DIMM slots for DDR4 memory with 3333 MHz frequency, up to 128 GB;

— storage subsystem: 2 M.2 slots, 2 U.2 slots, 1 SATA Express, 8 SATA 6 Gb/sec;

— audio subsystem: Crystal Sound 3;

— network: LAN – Intel I218-V, Intel …

AMD reduces the prices for range of video cards Radeon HD 7000

Today, more affordable prices on video cards series AMD Southern Islands for desktop PCs come into effect. The formal reason for reducing the cost of these solutions is the start of selling single-chip flagship Radeon HD 7970 GE. The most significant price reduction ($ 50) affected the high-end Radeon HD 7970, HD 7950 and HD 7870. Their new recommended price is now 430, 350 and 300 dollars respectively. At 10-20 dollars dropped Radeon HD 7850 (new price $ 240), Radeon HD 7770 ($ 120) and Radeon HD 7750 ($ 100).

Among the manufacturers of the disbanded Tahiti XT will be at least three companies — XFX, Sapphire and PowerColor / Club 3D. Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 have a cuddle GeForce GTX 670, Radeon HD 7850 is now $ 10 cheaper than GeForce GTX 570 and Radeon HD 7750 is the same as and GeForce GT 640 DDR3.

So, the developer of Advanced Micro Devices has established a new suggested retail price for the video cards Radeon. Before those price tags will be seen in shops it will …

Hard drives still confidently dominate on the notebook market, according to analysts

SSDs are gradually penetrating into mobile computers, but can not yet can become a serious competitor of hard disk drives. Even recently observed slowdown in demand for notebooks with hard drives will not lead to a decrease of the part pf these models in favour of laptops, where SSD is the main storage, analysts believe.

According to the first quarter of this year, models from the HDD larger than 500GB, offered at $ 450-550, formed the largest segment of the market at a rate of 32% of total deliveries. Second place with 26% take laptops with HDD capacity over 320GB, which cost $ 350-450. They are followed by models with HDD larger than 640GB ($ 550-650 price range), than go HDD larger than 750GB ($ 650-750), they are followed — with 250 GB HDD (price less than $ 350), next — the HDD larger than 1 TB ($ 750-900). And only in last place, relevant to market by about 3%, are laptops with SSD volume 128GB or HDD with very large volume (price — $ 900 or more).

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