MSI Shared the First Shot of Z170A Gaming Pro Mainboard

First displayed at Computex 2015, the Z170A Gaming Pro motherboard from MSI is now available for the web community. The company teases the first shot of the extended ATX model, showing off its main privileges. The new-comer is based on Intel Z170 chipset, intended for Socket LGA 1151-compatible Intel Skylake CPUs. Its key visual attraction is the availability of a stripe with RGB illumination on the right side. The stripe supports 8 working modes and is able to display up to 16.5 million colors.



MSI Z170A Gaming Pro comes equipped with 4x DIMM slots for the integration of DDR4-3300 MHz memory modules (maximum capacity – 64 GB). Storage subsystem is introduced by four SATA 6 Gb/sec ports and a single SATA Express port (compatible with two SATA 6 Gb/sec ports). The socket is powered by a 8-pin connector, whereas the PCB draws power from a 24-pin ATX one.


Furthermore, the connection of graphics cards might be realized via two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots; other expansion cards are …

ASRock Z77 Extreme6/TB4 will get four ports Thunderbolt

The company ASRock, as well as Gigabyte, appreciates the prospects of cutting-edge interface Thunderbolt, so much that it has supplied motherboard Z77 Extreme6/TB4 with four corresponding slots. The novelty is based on existing models with the prefix Extreme6, but its layout is slightly different from the original. In particular, the place of mini-PCIe slots and a pair of PCI slots are occupied with PCI-E x1, and PCI-E x4.



For those who don’t remember all specification, there is a reminder: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 uses a bunch of processor socket LGA1155 for two-and quad-core CPU Ivy Bridge (22 nm) and Sandy Bridge (32nm) chipset and overclocking Intel Z77 Express. The exact specifications of the new model are not listed. Its predecessor could work with three video adapters Radeon in 3-Way CrossFire (x8 + x4 + x4) or two GeForce in SLI (x8 + x8), DDR3 memory with a frequency of 2800 MHz and above, had a four-channel SATA 6 Gb / s and the same number of SATA 3 Gb / s and USB 3.0.
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Asus Adds Affordable Radeon R7 360 Video Card to Its Inventory

Asus has enriched its lineup of graphics adapters with a budget-oriented model – the Radeon R7 360 (codename: R7360-2DG5-V2). The greenhorn is based on AMD Tobago Pro GPU (28 nm), featuring 768 stream processors, 16 ROPs & 48 TMUs. The core operates at etalon 1050 MHz frequency. It is accompanied by 2 GB of GDDR5 memory (128-bit interface) which runs at 1500/6000 MHz frequency (base/efficient).



Asus Radeon R7 360 differs from the competitors’ solutions by an entirely automatic manufacturing process: Asus Auto-Extreme Technology. The card employs Super Alloy Power hardware base as well as a signature cooler. The latter consists of an aluminum heatsink & a pair of fans.


The I/O panel accommodates four video ports: HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I & DVI-D. Power is supplied via a single 6-pin connector. It should be mentioned that all customers are free to enable invite code to World of Warships giveaway program (till the 30th of January, 2017).
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