‘Deadly’ MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Mainboard Review

Despite the fact that Intel Z97 chipset appeared in the market long ago, mainboards on this platform have not lost their vitality till nowadays. The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC is an acknowledgement of this. Being a representative of top-tier segment, this product is supposed to be an ideal match for gamers and enthusiast overclockers who look for stability and unbelievable facilities. Let’s see what kind of benefits this model can offer to the army of sophisticated users.

Stepwise Overview

The full-format ATX MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard is based on Intel Z97 chipset that supports Intel Core Haswell/Haswell Refresh CPUs with LGA1150 socket. Wisely-elaborated printed circuit board (PCB) accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules of 32 GB overall capacity (with XMP profiles). The integration of expansion and graphics cards becomes possible due to three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots & the same amount of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. If equipped with two videocards, the board …

MSI Z77A-GD65 - Common LGA1155-board by Micro-Star Company

Like the other major motherboard manufacturers, the company Micro-Star Intel thoroughly prepared for the appearance of Ivy Bridge processors and new chipsets of seventh series. Motherboard companies use simple and understandable system of names, that is why it is not difficult to arrange in order of seniority, all six motherboards based on the logic of Intel Z77 Express, from the main MSI Z77A-GD80 to younger Z77A-G43 and the small Z77MA-G45.

The box, in which comes motherboard MSI Z77A-GD65 is traditionally designed. The front side is decorated with different logos and the centre has a large poster. On the reverse side of the box there is a summary of some advantages and features of the board.

One of the characteristic weaknesses about motherboards of Micro-Star Company is the lack of panels to display USB 3.0 ports on the front wall of the chassis. The layout of the motherboard MSI Z77A-GD65 is close to the classical, and therefore it not only looks good, but is easy to …

Elsa to Replenish the Line of Graphics Cards with GeForce GTX 670

Elsa Technology has announced the future release of its alternative version of graphics adapter Nvidia GeForce GTX 670. The new model is developed according to 28 nm technological process and employs GK104 chip with 1344 CUDA cores. It also boasts the implementation of advanced architecture, called Kepler. The major distinction of Elsa GeForce GTX 670 from its reference models is the integration of Silent Air Cooling technology (SAC).

This model is based on blue circuit board destined for PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus. Elsa graphics card is equipped with GDDR5 memory type (256 bit interface) and has got 2048 Mb of overall volume capacity. The backplate is assigned for a couple of DVI ports, a single HDMI, and one DisplayPort 1.2 port. This graphics adapter is compatible with DirectX 11 and employs Nvidia FXAA and Nvidia TXAA technologies for the improvement of imaging. It also supports Adaptive Vsync mode for more smooth games playback, as well as, Nvidia SLI, Nvidia 3D Vision, Nvidia …
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