Intel to Officially Unveil a Flagship Motherboard DZ87KLT-75K

Several days are left till the official introduction of a new flagship motherboard from Intel, known as DZ87KLT-75K (Kinsley). The board is based on an overclocking Z87 Express chipset and employs 8-phase CPU power supply system. Memory subsystem is represented by four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules, while expansion facilities involve three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, three PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, a single PCI and a single mini-PCI slot. Storage capacities accommodate eight SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.

Overclockers, as well as experienced users, will receive an opportunity of utilizing Power and Reset buttons right from the printed circuit board. This model offers 7.1-channel sounding, based on a corresponding controller, eight USB 3.0 ports, FireWire port, optical S/PDIF, a pair of gigabit Ethernet ports to enable network options, a single mini-DisplayPort and one Thunderbolt port. Frontal interface panel is able to propose a couple of USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n modules. … …

Sharkoon Showcases Small-Sized QB ONE PC Chassis

Sharkoon Technologies GmbH come out in the European market with a new extraordinary PC chassis, entitled QB ONE. The model features 368x225x180 mm dimensions, ready to welcome mini-ITX mainboards. The layout offers two PCI expansion slots, two bays for 5.25-inch drives and three 3.5-/2.5-inch ones (all are installed without tools).

Sharkoon QB ONE is targeting graphics cards as long as 315 mm, PSUs (ATX & SFX) of 145 mm in length, CPU coolers as high as 150 mm, and heatsinks of 145 mm in height. Connectivity options include four USB ports (2x 3.0 version and 2x 2.0 version) and two audio ports. One of the most outstanding features pertained to the framework is a smart arrangement of all controls; this enables dual case positioning: horizontal and vertical.

This chassis boasts an optimized ventilation system. Hence, it is equipped with one pre-installed 120 mm fan on the top panel; additionally, it’s possible to mount one more top fan, one 80 mm fan on the rear panel, …

Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe Review: Getting to Know a New Intel’s Chipset

Intel’s Z-series chipsets have been recently supplemented by a new Z97 Express companion. Its release coincides with the launch of an updated Haswell Refresh CPU line for LGA 1150 socket. The new platform is thought to support PCI Express M.2 interface that substitutes an old-fashioned mSATA one. It is also supposed to support SATA Express interface and the forthcoming Intel Core 5th generation CPUs. What are the real differences between Z97 and preceding chipsets? Let’s find it out through the example of Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard.

Basic Specifications

— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

— expansion slots: 3x PCI-e 3.0 x16, 4x PCI-e 2.0 …
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