Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe Review: Getting to Know a New Intel’s Chipset

Intel’s Z-series chipsets have been recently supplemented by a new Z97 Express companion. Its release coincides with the launch of an updated Haswell Refresh CPU line for LGA 1150 socket. The new platform is thought to support PCI Express M.2 interface that substitutes an old-fashioned mSATA one. It is also supposed to support SATA Express interface and the forthcoming Intel Core 5th generation CPUs. What are the real differences between Z97 and preceding chipsets? Let’s find it out through the example of Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard.

Basic Specifications

— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

— expansion slots: 3x PCI-e 3.0 x16, 4x PCI-e 2.0 …

Mini-ITX Motherboard Asus F1A75-I Deluxe Review

Compact motherboards have become frequenters in the computer hardware market since the tendencies of the past years diligently dwindle to the diminution of devices in dimensions. Thus, mini-ITX boards are currently implemented in the layout of desk-size gadgets and walk with vigorous strides to the market penetration. Developers from Asus company have put their ambitions into practice and introduced a new mini-ITX motherboard F1A75-I Deluxe. This mini-board can boast a number of options which are absent even in some full-length motherboards and offers excellent performance facilities.

General Peculiarities

Asus F1A75-I Deluxe is distinguished by the suitability of framework. Irrespective of its compact dimensions, the localization of all components on the board is rather suitable. The user won’t find any difficulties with reaching the necessary sockets in order to enable the drives, as far as they are located on the board edge. The same convenience is observed with the …

Greeting New Gaming PC Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

Lenovo is glad to introduce a new gaming PC, featuring small-sized dimensions (252.3x393.3x314.5 mm). The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube boasts an aggressive asymmetric design that immediately compels attention. The new-comer supports 64-bit Windows 10 Home OS & is based on a powerful configuration of a 4-core Intel Core i7-6700 CPU (3.4 GHz-4.0 GHz frequency), 16 GB of DDR4-2133 MHz memory as well as Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics.

Storage subsystem consists of a 256 GB solid-state drive, replenished by a 1 TB HDD. Network facilities are represented by wired Gigabit Ethernet port, controlled by Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400, wireless Wi-Fi 802.11ac adapter, and Bluetooth 4.0 adapter.

To continue, despite compact dimensions, this gaming rig accommodates a bunch of external interfaces, including 5x 3.5-mm audio mini-jacks, 8x USB ports (2.0 & 3.0 versions), 1x RJ-45, a single Optical S/PDIF Out, and three video ports (DVI, D-Sub & HDMI).

Pricing is set at $2037.
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