ASRock FM2A88M-HD+ to Support the Latest AMD Kaveri APUs

ASRock has recently announced a new series of motherboards that are based on the prime-class AMD A88X chipset, targeting Socket FM2(+) CPUs of Trinity and Richland generation. Moreover, they are supposed to support the new-gen AMD Kaveri APUs with Steamroller microarchitecture. One of the most outstanding models within the series is FM2A88M-HD+ motherboard, which features a large amount of slots and sockets. At the same time, it remains a cost-efficient solution.



ASRock FM2A88M-HD+ is designed in a micro-ATX form-factor, featuring 234x183 mm dimensions. The company claims that this model is able to accommodate DDR3 RAM with 2133 MHz frequency, housed in two DIMM slots. Therein, the maximal memory capacity might achieve 32 GB. Hardware base consists of prime-quality solid-state capacitors and durable chokes. Three expansion slots are introduced by one PCI, one PCIe 2.0 x1, and one high-speed PCIe 3.0 x16; the latter demonstrates up to 15.75 Mb/sec bandwidth.


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ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Motherboard Overview

The Asus manufacturer releases ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero – a stunning motherboard for perfect gaming experience. Now, let’s introduce main peculiarities and productivity rates of the product.


Key features


Connector type Socket AM4

Chipset (north bridge) AMD X370

Form factor ATX

Memory support 4 x DDR4 DIMM; 2 channels

Max RAM capacity 64 GB (2133/2400/2666 MHz)

Slots 1 x PCI-E 2.x x16; 2 x PCI-E 3.0 x16; 3 x PCI-E 3.0 x1

CPU support AMD Ryzen/7th gen A-series/Athlon

RAID controller 0, 1, 10

Inbuilt video — Inbuilt audio 8-channel HDA SupremeFX S1220 codec; Sonic Studio III; Sonic Radar III

Power supply connector 1 x 24-pin EATX; 1 x 8-pin EATX 12V; 1 x 4-pin EATX 12V

SATA II — SATA III 8

M.2 (NGFF) connectors 1

External ports 1 USB 3.1 Type-A; 1 USB 3.1 Type-C; 8 USB 3.0; 4 USB 2.0; 1 LAN (RJ-45); 1 optical S/PDIF output; 5 audio jacks

Warranty 36 months


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BenQ Promotes a New PC Monitor with 1 ms Response Time

BenQ, a Taiwanese developer of diversified PC equipment, promotes its new monitor that will be released later this year. Codenamed RL2455HM, the model replenishes 'RL' gaming series and is primarily intended for the connection with gaming consoles. Thus, it might become a perfect tool for the devotees of dynamic shooters and other console games.



BenQ RL2455HM features 24-inch display and 16:9 aspect ratio. It is characterized by Full HD resolution (1920x1080), 60 Hz scanning, wide viewing angles (170 degrees vertical, 160 degrees horizontal), and high dynamic contrast ratio that achieves 12 million to 1 index. This monitor employs TN panel but can boast quite an outstanding response time: on gray-to-gray switch, array response time equals to 1 ms only. This is a dramatic breakthrough, if compared with the majority of other gaming displays that demonstrate from 4 to 7 ms time.


Still, interface panel is not rich on I/O ports: it is represented by a couple of HDMI ports and …
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