Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Review

Motherboards based on Intel Z77 chip have been lately given much attention, to the detriment of products featuring AMD solutions. In fact, motherboards with AMD chips are in abundance in the market, providing a competitive conditions for the manufacturers and plentiful offers for potential consumers. Asus developed a lot of boards with Intel Z77 chip, but it also boasts the products, like Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0, based on AMD 990FX chip for AM3+ socket. This model is an apt sample of performance, resources and design.


Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 is developed in ATX form-factor and features 305x244 mm dimensions. The motherboard accommodates five sockets for the connection of fans and large heatsinks which manage heat quite efficiently; heatsinks located on the northbridge and CPU power converter are joined by a heat pipe. There is one peculiar feature pertained to the implemented heatsinks: each of them is notable by an individual fixture type. The reverse side of the …

Arctic Cooling Unveils New Freezer i32 & A32 CPU Coolers

Arctic Cooling AG replenishes its line of CPU coolers with a couple of new-comers. The Freezer i32 and the Freezer A32 feature analogous dimensions (123x95x150 mm), but are targeting to work with different platforms. The first model is compatible with Intel Socket LGA 2011 and 115x platforms, whereas the second version is predestined for the CPUs targeting AMD AM2/AM2+, AM3/AM3+, FM1 and FM2 platforms.

Arctic Cooling Freezer i32 & A32 consist of an aluminum heatsink with 45 thin plates and four U-shaped 6-mm copper heatpipes which support direct touch technology. It goes without saying that these coolers come equipped with a fan. This is a 120 mm propeller that supports PWM technology; the latter enables the change of rotational speed from 0 to 1350 RPM. The maximal TDP level of the catered CPUs should not exceed 150 W.

A dedicated bearing technology with alloy/lubricant combination provides for a lower friction and higher heat dissipation efficiency. The nominal delivery …

Asus Showcases Dainty Designo MX27AQ Display

Asus’ lineup of bezel-less monitors has been replenished with a new refined model – the Designo MX27AQ. This 27-inch prime-quality model features a super-thin body-frame (14.5 mm only) and a stylish stand that adds to the overall lightsome display design. It is offered in three color variations (golden, solver, gray) to satisfy the needs of different customer groups.

Asus Designo MX27AQ is based on AH-IPS panel, equipped with a power-saving LED backlight. This combination promotes for the widest viewing angles (178 degrees in both aspects), Quad HD resolution (2560x1440), standard contrast ratio (1000:1), the utmost brightness (300 cd/m2), and a super-fast response time (5 ms). The I/O panel is introduced by a single DisplayPort 1.2 and a hybrid HDMI 1.4 with MHL 2.0 port.

This monitor support Asus SonicMaster technology. It is called to ensure the highest sound quality of an inbuilt acoustic system. For these purposes, the display has been equipped with two speakers …
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