Asus A88X-Pro Motherboard Review: Ahead of Its Time

The elaboration of completely new APUs, codenamed Kaveri, compelled AMD work up one more suitable CPU socket – FM2+. Once after its launch, the leading manufacturers of motherboards have reacted on-the-fly, releasing proprietary models for a new platform. Asus, as usual, was among the first to introduce fresh solutions. Motherboard A88X-Pro is remarkable by the support of upcoming APUs, though it will be still possible to incorporate hybrid processors of the current generation for Socket FM2. For sure, this is not a mere advantage of the board. Let’s have a look at some other specs.



Key Peculiarities


Asus A88X-Pro is developed on AMD A88X chipset and houses an onboard Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics. The PCB allots 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules. An overall capacity of modules set might achieve 64 GB, whereas an ultimate supported clock frequency makes up 2400 MHz. Expansion section is not as bright as a demanding customer would desire; nonetheless, it …

Zotac Showcases Nano XS Nettops with Power-Saving Properties

Zotac is going to replenish its line of compact PC devices with two new nettops. To be precise, with two versions of a single model: ZBOX nano XS AD13 and ZBOX nano XS AD13 PLUS. Both versions feature 11x11 mm dimensions and are based on two-core AMD E2-1800 processors with the nominal clock frequency of 1.7 GHz. Similar to other ZBOX products, AD13 promotes for the wide functional facilities along with pocket-size dimensions. One of the peculiarities found in these products is a modified memory subsystem: instead of a traditional hard drive, Zotac implements a high-performance SSD with mSATA interface.



Models AD13 and AD13 PLUS employ AMD Hudson-M3L system logics, A68M chipset and AMD Brazos 2.0 platform. The implemented CPU secures the support of 64-bit OS and hardware virtualization, despite the belonging to ULV class. Both nettop variations are equipped with 2048MB of DDR3-1333 memory type. Graphics subsystem is represented by Radeon HD 7340 GPU with 80 current processors. …

Zotac Intros Its Own Version of GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Adapter

Zotac International introduces its own version of recently launched reference adapter GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost from Nvidia. As distinct from the reference model, graphics card from Zotac (codename ZT-6120-10M) is a bit overclocked, enjoys an enforced cooling system with a voluminous heatsink and a pair of large fans.



Similarly to the original, Zotac GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost is equipped with Nvidia GPU Boost technology that empowers dynamic overclocking and, as a result, dramatically improves the card’s performance. In addition, this option automatically identifies when GPU is physically able to heighten the frequencies and ‘wring out’ the maximal efficiency from it.


Those gamers, who are keen on enhancing their system’s performance, are free to employ Nvidia SLI facility that helps in uniting two GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost graphics cards with the purpose to double the performance. The list of all basic specifications is given below:

— GPU and frequencies: …
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