Motherboard Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX Review

Latest Asus development, motherboard Asus Maximus V Formula, is notable for a rather high price. This is explained primarily by the implementation of high-end overclocking options and support of advanced brand technologies. Moreover, one might find this model at even higher price due to the availability of ThunderFX sound board in the nominal delivery set. Despite the pricing policy, this model is a desirable acquirement, since it provides unmatched performance and limitless facilities for overclockers.


Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX is developed in XL-ATX form factor. The model is based on Intel Z77 chipset specifically for Socket LGA 1155 CPU slot. CPU supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and Asus TurboV EVO technologies which give access to overclocking facilities. Dedicated facilities allow the customer to alter Bclk frequencies from 80 MHz to 300 MHz (with 0.1 MHz shot) and to change voltage index in CPU, memory chips, PLL, CSA.

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MSI Announces Z170A PC Mate Mainboard

MSI has recently habituated to launching ever newer and more efficient mainboards. This time the company unveils Z170A PC Mate full ATX model that draws power via 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS sockets. It is based on Intel Z170 chipset and is estimated for Intel Core LGA1151 (Skylake) CPUs. The core cooperates closely with DDR4 3300 MHz memory (4 slots are available, two-channel mode), the maximal volume of which might achieve 64 GB.

MSI Z170A PC Mate comes equipped with 6-phase VRM system. The model is rich in expansion facilities: it offers one PCI Express 3.0 x16, one PCI Express 3.0 x4, three PCI Express 3.0 x1, and a pair of PCI slots. The connection of drives is realized due to 1x M.2 slot 32 Gb/sec, 1x SATA Express 16 Gb/sec, and 6x SATA III 6 Gb/sec.

As far as interfaces are concerned, this motherboard houses six USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, a couple of USB 3.1 ports, as well as three different video ports: HDMI 2.0, D-Sub and DVI. Besides, network connection …

Rosewill Introduces PSU Line of 80 Plus Platinum Standards

Rosewill, Californian hardware manufacturer, has gladdened its potential customers with a new PSU line codenamed Fortress. The major peculiarity of this line is that all products are characterized by rather high efficiency coefficient: up to 94% in 230 V alternating current networks. The new line involves models of 450W, 550W, 650W, and 750W showings which have already received 80 Plus Platinum certificate.

Low power dissipation is achieved exactly due to the high efficiency which reduces ventilation demands immensely. The employment of 135 mm fans provided for the perceptible decreased of noise. Those features are considered to be the basic attraction for the customers.

All four models in Fortress line are developed according to a similar scheme with a single 12 V bus. The chief differentiation between the models lies in the output capacity and a cable set. Hence, the high-order PSU is capable to give current of up to 62.5 A; in the aggregate with the available 4 …
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