Motherboard MSI FM2-A85XA-G65A Review

Military-class motherboards elaborated by MSI have been always distinguished by the implementation of all high-end components within supply circuits, by extended overclocking facilities, and by corresponding exterior design. FM2-A85XA-G65A model corroborates such outstanding descriptions, being a worthy representative of products branded as ‘Military’. Moreover, the integration of high-quality and solid hardware elements enhances its overclocking potential that can’t but gladden PC enthusiasts.

Design and Layout

MSI FM2-A85XA-G65A is developed in ATX form-factor. It is notable by a fanciful, spacious layout, taking into account the full-fledged options integrated within a single chipset. Thus, there is no need in additional controllers. The distance between two graphics slots has been doubled to organize even the most powerful CrossFire configurations. The integrated heatsinks feature 31 mm height; one of them is located only 5 mm far from CPU socket. This implies …

Zalman Boasts a New Line of PSUs with an Improved Design

The line of products manufactured by Zalman has been just replenished with a new series of power supply units, codenamed Zalman LX. The series is currently represented by two models of 500 W and 600 W power: ZM500-LX and ZM600-LX. Both units employ an improved Dual Forward Converter Circuit design that ensures reliable and efficient functioning. They are also equipped with a single +12V rail and show compatibility with Intel ATX12V 2.31 standard.

Zalman LX PSUs utilize a couple of PCI Express sockets (one 6-contact and one 6+2-contact) for the connection with graphics cards, securing the support of AMD CrossFireX and Nvidia SLI technologies. Cooling of all internal components is ascribed to a low-noise fan of 120 mm dimensional type. Its operation is automatically monitored by Smart Fan Control system that provides for the achievement of an optimal balance between its efficiency and noise level.

The new-comers support a large amount of protective options that promote for …

Here Goes! Zotac Announces GeForce GTX Titan Graphics Card

Once Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan officially emerged in the market, all graphics cards manufacturers has proceeded with the announcement of new products based on super-fast GPU. Zotac is among the pioneers to implement this new and advanced adapter into its own card which is promised to demonstrate utmost image detailing and sharpness. According to Zotac developers, their novel product differs immensely from the ones delivered earlier in terms of speed and performance. Due to the employment of 6GB memory modules and processors frequently integrated into supercomputers, Zotac GeForce GTX Titan will be able to satisfy all hardcore enthusiasts’ requirements.

Graphics card from Zotac features an intellectual automatic overclocking system. An improved Nvidia GPU Boost 2.0 technology will provide for an automatic overclocking but only when there are favorable system conditions for heightened frequencies. Thus, the system relies not on power consumption index but on real GPU temperature …
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