Oval CPU Cooler Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 Review

Rivalry in the CPU cooling market is rather tough nowadays. Each and every manufacturer tries to exceed its competitors by elaborating high-performance and durable coolers. Some companies pay attention primarily to efficiency, while the others try to draw potential audience by an unusual design. Xigmatek, a renowned manufacturer in this segment, has been introducing qualitative and original solutions for many years. Its Colosseum SM128164 is a vindication of the assumptions that unusual in design coolers can be efficient. Let’s have a look at it.



Design and Framework


The Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 at the first sight looks as an ordinary cooler of a rectangular form with the height of 157 mm. It consists of a heatsink block, a fan, a mirror-like base, and five heat pipes. The central pipe is larger than the other four: its diameter equals to 8 mm, whereas the side pipes feature 6 mm diameter. Nonetheless, if turning the cooler sideways, it becomes vivid that the item is a …

ASMedia to Introduce USB 3.5 Controllers in 2014

ASMedia, an auspicious designer of PCIe bridges, USB 3.0 controllers and Switch IC items, announces the development of a new USB 3.5 controller. According to the preliminary information, this controller is going to support 10 Gb/sec data transfer speed, which is nearly twice higher than current USB 3.0. Earlier the launch of an advanced component was scheduled for late 2014, however, now the company is intended to officially introduce it early next year.



The decision to elaborate a speedier controller is explained by ASMedia in two ways. Firstly, the company is currently receiving more orders from motherboard manufacturers for the development of USB 3.0 hubs, due to the recent launch of Intel Haswell CPUs. Nonetheless, an enforcement of platform will sooner or later require an enforcement of various facilities, including connectivity and data transfer.


Secondly, USB 3.5 is called to rival Thunderbolt interface. It should be stressed that both interfaces feature analogous …

Meet New Biostar Puro Hi-Fi with Advanced Audio Facilities

Biostar has just announced the release of motherboards from Puro Hi-Fi series. The series involves five models, two of which are delivered with Intel Core processors (second and third generation) for LGA 1155 CPU socket. The other three boards go with AMD A series CPUs for FM2 socket. In accordance with the company's words, the new products will be a pleasant surprise for all audio enthusiasts, providing a range of advanced audio facilities.



All motherboards included in Puro Hi-Fi series are equipped with highly efficient graphics that is compatible with all updated video outputs (DVI, HDMI), as well as with HDCP technology. The integration of PCI-e 3.0 x16 bus promotes for the enhancement of video performance and the creation of digital graphics AMD CrossFireX and Nvidia SLI configurations. Moreover, Biostar motherboards contain all later-day interfaces: SATA 3.0, LAN GbE, USB 3.0 ports.


The implemented multi-layer circuit boards are characterized by soundproof properties …
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