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.



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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 …

AMD Officially Introduces Radeon HD 7790 Graphics Card

An official introduction of a new graphics card from AMD, entitled Radeon HD 7790, has been settled into a dedicated press briefing. Within the framework of this briefing, the company not only gave a detailed description of a long-awaited product but also divulged a comparative performance analysis with its main rival’s adapter – Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Therefore, AMD Radeon HD 7790 graphics card belongs to mainstream items and is targeting a wide range of customers. It is based on AMD Bonaire GPU with AMD GCN architecture developed under 28 nm technological process. The GPU consists of 896 current processors, 14 computing blocks, 56 texture blocks, and 16 ROP blocks.



Video memory subsystem comprises 1 GB of GDDR5 memory type, employing 128-bit bus. Its nominal clock frequency equals to 1500 MHz, while effective frequency makes up 6000 MHz. The overall efficiency level of this adapter is estimated at 1.79 TFLOPS; this index is twice larger than the one recorded with AMD …

AOC Presents Its 27” Gaming Agon AG271UG Monitor

A new product by AOC has got the Agon AG271UG name. It is a stylish 27-inch gaming monitor, possessing the IPS-panel and supporting the Nvidia G-Sync technology.



The resolution of the display is 3840 х 2160 pixels. The response time (G to G) of Agon AG271UG is 4 ms, the refresh rate equals to 60 Hz. The novelty features standard 178° viewing angles (horizontally and vertically). Users can enjoy the following brightness and contrast options: 300 cd/m² and 1000:1 respectively.


Other Agon AG271UG functionalities include a DisplayPort and HDMI ports, a 4-port USB 3.0 hub, a couple of 3.5 mm audio jacks, as well as 2 W stereospeakers.


The sale of the new AOC product will start at the end of the month at the 800 USD recommended price.
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