MSI Offers H87I AC Motherboard for Demanding PC Builders

MSI has made a pleasing presentation for all builders and enthusiasts who would like to create a small-sized but highly efficient gaming or multimedia system. The MSI H87I AC is designed in mini-ITX form-factor, featuring 170x170 mm dimensions only. The core of the board is Intel H87 Express chipset that supports all Haswell CPUs with LGA1150 socket. According to the latest data, the model is already available in the European market for approximately 102 EUR.

The H87I AC accommodates two DIMM slots, available for the incorporation of DDR3 modules with the maximal frequency of 1600 MHz. The latter might work in a two-channel mode and reach 16 GB capacity. Disk subsystem is organized by means of four SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, which allow for the creation of diverse RAID configurations (i.e. 0, 1, 5, 10, AHCI).

Expansion is realized due to a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 connector and one mini-PCI-e (half-size) connector for network modules. Network abilities are supported by one …

Intel Broadwell CPUs will Get BGA Casing

The Internet community is energetically discussing unofficial info concerning the future Intel's Broadwell processors. According to the yet unacknowledged data, Intel will branch off from currently traditional LGA casings in favor to a more advanced BGA solution. At present all CPUs designed by Intel specifically for desktop platforms feature LGA (Land Grid Array) casings which allow the users to upgrade their systems without any hassle. On LGA implementation, the chip is housed within a socket and contacts with the motherboard. As a result, the user might change one chip to the other only with similar set of contacts.

The launch of Intel Broadwell processors, which is planned for 2014, might dramatically change the situation for customers. Most probably Intel will refuse from LGA casings and accommodate all new CPUs in BGA ones, marking the change of Haswell generation to the future Broadwell generation developed under 14 nm technological process. BGA (Ball Grid Array) …

Nvidia Announces Quadro K6000 Professional Graphics Solution

Nvidia is going to release a new graphics card for professional use from Quadro series. Entitled Quadro K6000, it is targeting high-performance workstations, due to an uncommon computing efficiency with 5.2 TFLOPS single precision. This graphics adapter fully utilizes the computing possibilities of GK110 GPU and accommodates 12 GB(!) memory to lead across the segment.

Nvidia Quadro K6000 is based on GK110 graphics core (Kepler 28 nm architecture). As distinct from mainstream customer-oriented versions with neutered core – Titan, GeForce GTX 780/770 – this model employs a full-fledge core. This results in the augmentation of CUDA cores up to 2880 items, ROPs — up to 48 items, and TMUs — up to 256 items. GK110 here runs at 900 MHz.

In reference to GDDR5 video memory, its overall capacity makes up 12 GB, which is twice more than mainstream processors have. Its nominal clock frequency equals to 1502 MHz, while its effective index rises up to 6008 MHz. The connection …
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