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 …

New E2276VWM6 and E2476VWM6 Monitors from AOC are Showcased

Retina stress, triggered by a durable indigo emission, is no longer a threat for users, since AOC has integrated an innovative Anti-Blue Light technology into a pair of high-end monitors. The E2276VWM6 and E2476VWM6 boast an increased from 450 nm to 460 nm wavelength; this reduces harmful blue emissions by 90% and promotes for an ideal color rendering.

Moreover, a couple comes with an implemented Flicker Free technology. It totally eliminates flickering on adjusting LED backlight towards screen brightness. This provides for a better eye care.

To continue, both new-comers from AOC are known to support 1920x1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 static contrast, 20M:1 dynamic contrast, 170/160 degrees viewing angles, 2 ms response time (perfect for gaming and dynamic video applications), and 16.7 million of displayed colors. The connection of external devices is realized thanks to one VGA port and one HDMI with MHL support. The latter allows Android-based devices to …

Gigabyte Comes Out with Three New Xtreme Gaming Videocards

Gigabyte decided to supplement its Xtreme Gaming series of graphics cards with three new models, following the recent launch of 5 other items. The GV-N970Xtreme C-4GD, Gigabyte GV-N980Xtreme C-4GD and GV-N98Xtreme C-6GD greenhorns come with a modified design and adjusted clocks. The triplet is bundled with a brand OC Guru II utility to further enhance the cards’ performance.

Each model from Gigabyte Xtreme series boasts independent specifications to satisfy the needs of various customers. The only analogous feature is a set of integrated video interfaces: 1x HDMI, 1x DVI-I and 3x DisplayPort.

Gigabyte GV-N970Xtreme C-4GD rests upon Nvidia GM204-200 GPU (1664 CUDA cores), running at 1051/1178 MHz frequency. It is accompanied by 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (256-bit rail) that operates at 7100 MHz efficient frequency level. Gigabyte GV-N980Xtreme C-4GD is based on Nvidia GM204-400 GPU with 2048 CUDA cores; its base/dynamic frequency showings equal to 1127/1216 MHz. This model …
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