AMD Readies a Pair of Power-Efficient Desktop Processors

The Internet community is engrossed in a lively debate about the upcoming release of two new Richland desktop processors from AMD. The company has not made any official claims yet, however MSI marked the pair as an appropriate match for some of its new motherboards. Those Richland CPUs, which has already been launched by AMD, proved to be rather power-efficient, featuring 65 W and 100 W TDP level. But new entries – AMD A8-6500T and AMD A10-6700T – are thought to receive 45 W TDP package.

Upon the whole, AMD Richland processors position themselves as affordable, efficient and reliable solutions that can be employed for the assembling of systems with moderate or heightened demands. Some CPU models might be even used for the assembling of gaming systems. However, along with high performance, Richland processors are rather power-efficient; this makes them an ideal choice for home-based and corporate-class PC platforms.

As for the announced models, their specifications are …

The First Glimpse on Motherboard Foxconn B75M

Foxconn has officially announced the release of a new motherboard B75M developed in microATX form-factor. The new product will be distinguished by an attractive price and available up-to-date kit of interfaces useful for home-based and corporate PCs. B75M will be compatible with Intel Ivy Bridge processors of the third generation (Core i3, i5, and i7). This motherboard employs only high-end components which prevent the system from malfunctions or interruptions: the integration of Japanese solid-state capacitors with the minimal error-free running time which achieves sixty thousand hours. Such approach is more vital for the systems that get used to work in 24/7 mode.

The integrated PCI-E 3.0 bus allows the installation of the most updated graphics adapter. SATA III port empowers the usage of speedy SSDs and HDD potential, while three USB 3.0 ports are destined to ensure the linkage with the external devices at maximal speed index. Motherboard Foxconn B75M is also furnished with …

One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.

CPU & Memory

Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).

The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …
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