ASRock Teases Small-Sized X99M Killer Motherboard

Fans of small-sized PC systems might take delight in all the possibilities offered by Intel X99 chipset that is targeting innovative Intel Core i7 (Haswell-E generation) processors. Originally, the couple has been predestined for Socket LGA2011-3 platform full-fledged ATX motherboards. Nonetheless, ASRock is the one to equal all users by launching micro-ATX X99M Killer motherboard. In keeping with the manufacturer, the board’s functional does not yield to its senior companions.

ASRock X99M Killer accommodates four DIMM-slots for DDR4 memory modules, three PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots, ten SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, a single Ultra M.2 port that employs four lines of PCI 3.0 bus. The major peculiarity ascribed to this model is the availability of two network controllers: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 and Intel’s gigabit Ethernet proprietary version.

To continue, audio subsystem is developed according to Purity Sound 2 design standards, ensuring 7.1-channel sound production. External …

Samsung Introduces Prime-Class Monitor S27B970D

Samsung Electronics has lately introduced its flagship monitor of 9 series, codenamed S27B970D. The new series belongs to the prime-class segment and boasts the implementation of advanced technologies, state-of-the-art design and highest display quality. All monitors of this series have undergone brand calibration which allowed the developers to improve the display quality and color rendition. Thus, S27B970D will suit those customers who lay down tough requirements to the quality of imaging, detailing, and color realism.

Monitor Samsung S27B970D can boast a really unique and ergonomic design. Original and refined design is the tribute to the metallic casing components, steadfast stand, multi-functional foot, and user-friendly interface sockets layout. This model is equipped with PLS LED, developed by the company's designers specifically for this series. Hence, it guarantees accurate color rendering and absence of tints distortion despite the viewing angle. What is more, S27B970D …

Modular Power Supply 650W Chieftec A80

Evaluating the effectiveness of modern computer power supplies, the most attention is paid to their coefficient of performance (COP) at a given load — usually means of 20%, 50% and 100%. At the same time, not less important requirement, established by standard 80PLUS should be considered. That means — the preservation of this level of performance for all occurring in the world supply voltage variations, that is in the range of 100-240 V.

The standard rules of 80PLUS at different levels (Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, etc.) are performed for two voltage 115 V and 230 V. In both cases, the normalized PS should show the efficiency of not less than specified for each category level. Not usual power supply CTG-650C model of the new A-80 series from the Chieftec company is interesting in that it has officially claimed efficiency of 85% or more, but only for nets 220-240 V.

As the advantages of such solution can immediately be noted a lower price, due to less stringent …
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