MSI Announces Z170A PC Mate Mainboard

MSI has recently habituated to launching ever newer and more efficient mainboards. This time the company unveils Z170A PC Mate full ATX model that draws power via 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS sockets. It is based on Intel Z170 chipset and is estimated for Intel Core LGA1151 (Skylake) CPUs. The core cooperates closely with DDR4 3300 MHz memory (4 slots are available, two-channel mode), the maximal volume of which might achieve 64 GB.

MSI Z170A PC Mate comes equipped with 6-phase VRM system. The model is rich in expansion facilities: it offers one PCI Express 3.0 x16, one PCI Express 3.0 x4, three PCI Express 3.0 x1, and a pair of PCI slots. The connection of drives is realized due to 1x M.2 slot 32 Gb/sec, 1x SATA Express 16 Gb/sec, and 6x SATA III 6 Gb/sec.

As far as interfaces are concerned, this motherboard houses six USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, a couple of USB 3.1 ports, as well as three different video ports: HDMI 2.0, D-Sub and DVI. Besides, network connection …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.

Layout and Connectivity

In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).

The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Gold-Winning Deepcool DQ750 PSU Review

Deepcool is primarily renowned for its PC cooling solutions. Still, following the tendencies of portfolio diversification, the company decided to add chassis as well as PSUs to its production line. The latest DQ750 release proves that quality does not depend upon brand or device type. This model has already managed to receive 80Plus Gold certificate that witnesses its high ambitions. Let’s see what else this PSU can offer to an average user.

Brief Overview

Deepcool DQ750 is housed in a stylish case (150x160x86 mm dimensions) with a large formation coating. The availability of a blue LED backlight makes a dissonance with external layout. All basic parameters are recorded on the case itself. Hence, the model corresponds to ATX 12V v2.31 and SSI EPS 12V 2.92 standards. It features a single +12VDC bus that ensures 744 W power. The correlation of +12VDC bus and the maximal efficiency makes up 0.992. The PSU is able to operate within 100 V-240 V input voltage ranges at input …
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