Motherboard MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Review

APU A-Series from AMD has already proved itself as a fair correlation of performance and consumer properties. This allows users to create budgetary home systems that can readily cope with all contemporary tasks, video games, simultaneously providing a considerable speed increase. MSI is one of the companies to develop a motherboard on the basis of this platform, ensuring in its FM2-A85XA-G65 rich functional and maximal performance. The developers have managed to design the board with a minimal amount of additional controllers, though expansion facilities are sure to satisfy the majority of potential customers.

Design and Layout

Motherboard MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 belongs to Military Class III line and is developed in ATX form-factor. Similar to other products of this line, this model is differentiated by a voluminous cooling system and a quite powerful VRM node. This board is destined for Socket FM2 logics and is ready to accommodate processors of A-Series and Athlon. It is based …

HP Employs Processors AMD Athlon II X2 221 and Sempron X2 198

The release of hybrid AMD processors of A series was announced about a year ago, however, their actual appearance in the market was delayed for a few months. It is a well-known fact that a part of those processors for Socket FM1 platform has got idle graphics block; this part of processors has been codenamed Athlon and Sempron. The two processor models from this series Athlon II X2 221 and Sempron X2 198 can be currently found in PCs manufactured by HP company.

Both processors have been observed in the list of specifications of desktop PCs delivered by HP: Athlon II X2 221 is employed in HP Pavillon p6-1169cx and p6-1226cn models, while Sempron X2 198 is employed in HP Pavillion p6-1152cx, 1230cx, 1231cx, and 1159cx models. The major peculiarity of such technological solution is that HP PCs with those processors are delivered only to the Chinese market.

Two-core Athlon II X2 221 operates at 2.8 GHz frequency, and accommodates 1 MB cache memory of the second level. It is …

New Gaming Chassis PGS-V VS-92 from Aerocool

A new gaming chassis, entitled VS-92, has joined the ranks of a renowned PGS-V series of gaming PC cases from Aerocool. The ‘greenhorn’ comes in two color variations (black and white), as well as in two framework variations: Mesh Edition with a metallic grid on the side facet and Window Edition with a plastic window on the side facet. Hereby, the customers are able to choose the model that suits their technical and design requirements the most.

Chassis VS-92 is elaborated in mid-tower form-factor and features 455x200x460 mm dimensions. Both variations, Mesh and Window Editions, are thought to support motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX standard.

Their internal layout is able to house seven expansion slots, a standard power supply unit, CPU coolers of not more than 158 mm in height, and high-performance graphics adapters of up to 400 mm in length. Additionally, the cases accommodate eight bays for the installation of 5.25-inch drives (three of which boast a tool-free …
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