Velox V55 and Slim S55: Two New SSD Series from Silicon Power

Silicon Power, a well-known developer of flash-memory drives, as well as HHD and DRAM, has replenished its inventory with two new SSD series, codenamed Velox V55 and Slim S55. All the models included into the lineups are traditionally designed in 2.5-inch form-factor. Both series will be represented in the market by three models of 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB capacity. Their major advantage over rival products lies in acceleration of all operations connected with upload, speed boosting and general performance. Therefore, these SSDs are just perfect for ‘highly-demanding’ users.



Velox V55 solid-state drives are housed in resistant cases made of polished aluminum. All three models feature identical dimensions: 100x70x9 mm and weigh 79 g. The drives are based on SandForce controller and employ SATA III (6 Gb/sec) interface. The maximal sequential speed index claimed by the developer approximates 550 Mb/sec on reading operations and 470 Mb/sec on writing operations. Velox V55 …

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 …

Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D Review

When all the turmoil connected with the launch of new Intel Haswell processors becalmed, potential customers could finally get their own opinion about CPU facilities and decide whether an upgrade is a sensible move. A flagship motherboard from Biostar, entitled Hi-Fi Z87X 3D, proves that it worth the effort. Biostar was one of the first manufacturers in the market to pay much attention to audio subsystem. Hence, all the best audio elaborations have been aptly implemented in its flagship board.



General Specifications


Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D positions itself as the motherboard for overclocking, featuring:

— chipset: Intel Z87;

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

— socket and supported processors: Socket 1150, Intel Haswell Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— built-in graphics core: Intel HD Graphics 4600;

— memory: type – DDR3, capacity – up to 32 GB, clock frequencies – 1066 MHz – 2800 (OC) MHz;

— expansion slots: three PCI-e 2.0 x1, two …
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