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 …

Thermaltake Releases a New Toughpower DPS PSU Series

Thermaltake, a well-known Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, announces an official release of a new PSU series, entitled Toughpower DPS. The series includes two models of 750 W and 850 W capacities. Their major peculiarity is an advanced monitoring system that is run due to USB-connection and Smart DPSApp application.

Both models correspond to EPS12V v2.92 and ATX12V v2.31 standards and are marked by 80Plus Gold certificate due to a high efficiency rate. Moreover, they support the newest Haswell platform and own Haswell Ready certificate.

Thermaltake Toughpower DPS power supply units are furnished with dedicated sockets for the connection of modular cables. Their cable inventory allows for supplying power to several graphics adapters simultaneously. The 750 W model houses four PCI Express Power (6+2) cables, whereas the 850 W model boasts six of them.

The layout of each power supply unit consists of heat-resistant high-quality Japanese capacitors, DC-DC converter, and …

New Gaming Chassis PGS-V VS-92 from Aerocool

A new gaming chassis, entitled VS-92, has joined the ranks of a renowned PGS-V series of gaming PC cases from Aerocool. The ‘greenhorn’ comes in two color variations (black and white), as well as in two framework variations: Mesh Edition with a metallic grid on the side facet and Window Edition with a plastic window on the side facet. Hereby, the customers are able to choose the model that suits their technical and design requirements the most.

Chassis VS-92 is elaborated in mid-tower form-factor and features 455x200x460 mm dimensions. Both variations, Mesh and Window Editions, are thought to support motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX standard.

Their internal layout is able to house seven expansion slots, a standard power supply unit, CPU coolers of not more than 158 mm in height, and high-performance graphics adapters of up to 400 mm in length. Additionally, the cases accommodate eight bays for the installation of 5.25-inch drives (three of which boast a tool-free …
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