Motherboard Biostar A55MD2 Review

Good overclocking facilities are what the majority of customers look for in contemporary motherboards. In this light, the manufacturers establish various price ranges, depending on the product’s overclocking potential. As usual, boards from budgetary lines cannot boast such potential, though there are some exclusions. Biostar A55MD2 is considered to be one of the cheapest solutions for FM2 platforms. Still, its layout marvels by the availability of CPU boost facilities, as well as gigabit network interface.

Design and Layout

Motherboard Biostar A55MD2 distinguishes itself by rather compact dimensions: 226x178 mm (uATX form-factor). The model accommodates an amplifying board that is made of a metallic fusible element. The chipset is cooled down by a small-sized aluminum heatsink, while field transistors are avoid of any cooler. This might signify about some inconsideration pertained to thermal environment. Power supply activity is realized by means of 24-contact and …

Stealth Announces a Powerful Mini-PC LPC-480

Stealth Computer, announces the release of its newest, the most powerful mini-PC to date, codenamed LPC-480. The model features merely 25.15x14.5x4.19 mm dimensions, but it still manages to gladden all potential customers with a wide range of interfaces and the highest performance. LPC-480 is based on a mobile Intel Core i7-3610QE processor (Ivy Bridge) and comes with the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics. The system logic is organized on Intel HM76 Express chipset.

Mini-PC Stealth LPC-480 is housed in a low-profile aluminum case. The frontal panel accommodates standard slots for the connection of headphones/microphone and four USB 3.0 ports. The rear panel is distinguished by the availability of RJ-45 port, a couple of COM ports, the same number of PS/2 and USB 2.0 ports, a linear audio output, DC-input, as well as video ports (VGA and DVI-D).

To continue, this mini-PC model is able to support Linux and Windows XP/7/8 OS platforms. Its internal layout …

‘Mini-Mighty’ MSI Z97I Gaming AC Motherboard Review

Ever-increasing popularity of mini-ITX mainboards is accounted for the augmentation of small-sized PC systems, work- and multimedia stations, as well as gaming platforms. The latter lay down specific demands towards hardware base, requiring the combination of high performance, durability and price-efficiency. MSI is ready to satisfy those demands, by offering ‘mini, but mighty’ Z97I Gaming AC system board. Being a part of Intel Z97 chipset family, this tiny tot owns all ‘Gaming’ series facilities, despite compact dimensions. Let’s check them out.

Specs Overview

MSI Z97I Gaming AC is based on Intel Z97 chipset targeting Haswell-based CPUs for Socket LGA1150 platform (Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7 series). The implemented PCB accommodates a pair of DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules (16 GB volume) with the clock frequencies from 1333 MHz to 3300 MHz. Expansion facilities are introduced by a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot with no backup from PCI slots. The board comes …
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