Greeting an Affordable Z170A-X1/3.1 Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock is known for developing high-quality hardware components for a relatively affordable price. Thence, its latest Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX mainboard is not an exception, since its price tag does not go beyond $100. In order to cheapen the prime cost, the manufacturer backed away SATA Express & M.2 connectors, limiting the PCB by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.

To add, instead of a modern 8-channel audio controller it incorporated a well-known Realtek ALC892 item. The other boons of modernity remained unchanged. Thus, ASRock took Intel Z170 top chipset as the basis for the motherboard. The chipset is targeting the latest Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4-3466 MHz RAM (up to 64 GB max. capacity).

Graphics facilities are ensured thanks to a pair of PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, although there are three more PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots for the connection of other items. Network options are entrusted to gigabit Intel I219V LAN …

Greeting New MSI Radeon R7 and Radeon R9 Graphics Cards Series

Right after an official release of new GPU solutions from AMD, the entire galaxy of graphics cards has filled out the market. MSI was among the first companies to introduce its Radeon R7 and R9 solutions, which replenished three brand lineups: Gaming, Classic and Overclocking. All the models are intended at entry-level users with standard graphics needs, as well as at hard-core enthusiasts with rather steep demands.

MSI Gaming series has been supplemented by three new products, codenamed Radeon R9 270, Radeon R9 270X, and Radeon R9 280X. All of them boast the incorporation of Military Class 4 components to provide for a more reliable functioning. In regard to cooling, the products are equipped with Twin Frozr IV Advanced cooler. Along with the adapters, MSI delivers a dedicated Gaming APP program; it optimizes and enhances their performance by activating the pre-installed profiles with heightened clock frequencies.

To continue, Classic series has also been replenished …

GeIL Launches Super Luce DDR4 RAM

GeIL has replenished the inventory of DDR4 RAM items with its own set of memory modules. Entitled Super Luce, the new-comers are targeting gaming desktop PCs as well as enthusiast platforms. All kits are furnished with an uncommon iLuce Thermal backlight on the basis of white, red and blue lights. Along with a decorative mission, this backlight serves informational means: the higher the temperature of the system is, the brighter and more regular the light illuminates.

To continue, the backlight features five levels of flickering. The first level produces 13 twinkles per minute when the temperature is under 40 degrees; when the temperature rises to 40-50 degrees the number of twinkles increases to 60 per minute; 45-50 degrees enable 80 twinkles per minute, 120 twinkles are measures on 50-55 degrees, and finally, when thermal level achieves 55 and higher degrees the amount of twinkles jumps to 200 per minute.

GeIL Super Luce is compatible with Intel Haswell-E platform, …
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