Asus Comes Out with B85-Pro Gamer Motherboard

Thrifty enthusiasts willing to build up an efficient gaming system are given a chance to enjoy the privileges of a new motherboard from Asus: the B85-Pro Gamer. The model employs an affordable set of components, although it is highly competitive with more powerful solutions. This ATX board is based on Intel B85 Express chipset for Socket LGA1150 platform and supports Core i3/i5/i7, Celeron and Pentium (Haswell gen.) CPUs.



Asus B85-Pro Gamer comes with 4x DIMM slots that are ready to welcome up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz memory modules (two-channel). Storage section is represented by six SATA ports, four of which support 6 Gb/sec standard. Expansion of functional facilities might be realized due to three PCI slots, two PCI-e 2.0 x1, and two PCI-e x16 slots. The delivery of power supply is organized by means of 1x 24-contact socket and 1x 8-contact socket.


The hardware base also embraces network gigabit Intel I217V controller with an integrated GameFirst II technology; the …

Overview of the ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 Motherboard

Let’s view over the motherboard Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 belonging to the game series ASRock and released in cooperation with the well-known cyber sportsman Jonathan «Fatal1ty» Wendel.


Main Characteristics

The opportunities it offers will be described in more detail below but for now let’s take a look at the main characteristics of the model in question:


Chipset: Intel X99

Processor socket: Socket LGA2011-3

Processors: Core i7 (Broadwell-E, Haswell-E), Xeon E5 *

Memory: 8 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400 ** / 2800 ** / 2933 ** / 3300 **, maximum 128 GB

PCI-E slots: 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16 + x0 + x0, x16 + x16 + x0, x16 + x8 + x8, x16 + x0 + x8, x8 + x8 + x8)

2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1

M.2: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110)

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2230/2242/2260/2280)

Number of connected fans: 5x 4pin (1x for water pump)

PS/2 ports: 1 (keyboard/mouse)

USB ports: 2 x 3.1 Gen2 (connectors on the rear …

The Backside Button Lets Enhance the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iGame Vulcan AD Clock

One of well-known motherboards and video cards vendors, the Chinese Colorful Technology Co., has recently produced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iGame Vulcan AD graphics adapter. The novelty is based on the Nvidia GP 102 chipset and is chilled down due to a powerful three-fan (two 90 mm and one 80 mm) Silver Shark cooling system, taking three slots. The overall length of the Colorful product comes up to 300 mm.



The printed-circuit board features a 8+2 Phase digital power design; the Silver Plating Technology is applied. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iGame Vulcan AD gets power from a couple of 8-pin PCIe connectors.


The 11 GB GDDR5X memory operates at the Nvidia recommended 11 GHz frequency. The graphics chipset will most likely obtain the factory overclocking. However, the Turbo button on the back side allows to enhance this option. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iGame Vulcan AD specs also include DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-D connectors, the idle fan-stop function, the LED-backlit logo and the dual.
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