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 …

Some More Details about Intel Core i7 Haswell Processors

As it was publicized earlier this year, a new generation of Intel Haswell processors will be launched in spring 2013. Along with the line of CPUs for desktop systems, Intel will release a series of mobile CPUs. The release is planned for April 2013. Intel Core i7 Haswell will be a pioneer mobile series and will count only three models: Intel Core i7-4930MX Extreme Edition, Intel Core i7-4900MQ and Core i7-4800MQ. All three models are going to become the best match for laptops of gaming class and portable work stations due to their power consumption.



Intel Core i7-4930MX Extreme Edition is a flagship model in the series. It features four cores and supports Hyper-Threading Technology that enables the operation not with four currents (as the majority of contemporary 4-core CPUs do) but with eight currents. Its nominal clock frequency equals to 3GHz, but thanks to the support of Turbo mode the index might be increased to 3.9GHz with one enabled core and up to 3.7 GHz with all …

NEC Enters into the Market with a New PA302W Monitor

NEC is starting the sales of its newest PA302W PC monitor that joined the ranges of MultiSync series. The product is a 30-inch display, based on AH-IPS panel and equipped with GB-R LED backlit. It is characterized by 2560x1600 resolution, high-precision color rendering, 100% sRGB and 99.3% Adobe RGB support. The model is available in white and black colors and features an ultra-thin case (34% thinner than cases of previous models).



Monitor MultiSync PA302W boasts the availability of USB-hub with two In and three Out ports, supporting DisplaySync Pro option, and four different video ports: HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort, and mini-DisplayPort. The nominal stand provides for the adjustment of height (within the ranges of 150 mm), tilt, rotation of the display, as well as for the transferring the screen from the landscape to portrait mode. It should be noted that the company launches also the modification of this model with built-in SpectraView II calibration unit.


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