Gigabyte Showcases a Couple of Gaming Mainboards with Onboard Liquid Coolers

Gigabyte teamed up with EK Water Blocks in order to develop a pair of off-beat motherboards. The GA-X99-Ultra-Gaming-EK and the GA-Z170X-Gaming 7-EK are differentiated from their predecessors by the integration of EK-Supremacy EVO X99 & EK-FB GA-Z170X waterblocks. The latter is sure to cool down not only the CPU and its environment but also key components of the power subsystem.

Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming-EK is developed on Intel X99 chipset, targeting Intel Core i7 CPUs for Socket LGA2011-3 platform. The PCB offers 8 DIMM slots for DDR4-3600 MHz memory (up to 128 GB), four PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots and a single PCIe 2.0 x1 slot. The ATX motherboard features 305x244 mm dimensions.

Storage subsystem of the model is represented by one M.2 Socket 3 slot, one U.2 slot, one SATA Express port as well as eight SATA III (6 Gb/sec) ports. One more M.2 Socket 1 is occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. 7-1 channel audio subsystem is based on Realtek ALC1150 controller, whereas …

Stylish CPU Cooler Ice Hammer IH-4800 Review

Cooling solutions under Ice Hammer brand enter the market not so frequently as wished it to be. Still, the company manages to gladden all potential customers with high-quality products. This time, in close cooperation with Thermalright, it launched IH-4800 CPU cooler that is a modified version of True Spirit 140 model. Yet, what kind of options are going to attract the audience? Let’s find it out.

Heatsink and Fan Framework

The employed by the IH-4800 heatsink features 155x55x170 mm dimensions. It is a typical single-section tower, accompanied by six U-shape heatpipes. The pipes did not get nickel-plated coating, so they have a highly polished copper design. The heatsink embraces fifty aluminum ribs with 2 mm distance from each other.

The ribs are connected with the pipes by means of a dedicated neck finish with a thorough soldering. Six lower ribs do not have contact with two heatpipes, since the latter got a strongly pronounced curve at the output. The heatsink …

KFA2 Launches Two Graphic Cards Simultaneously

KFA2 has announced the release of two new graphic cards which boast the indisputable performance and efficiency. Codenamed Geforce GTX 660 Ti EX OC 2GB and Geforce GTX 660 Ti EX OC 3GB, this couple supports all technologies ascribed to GTX 600 graphic adapters, including PhysX, 3D Vision, GPU Boost, Adaptive Vsync. In addition, they enable the creation of various configurations with three monitors for game-based purposes (and an additional fourth monitor for non-gaming purposes).

Both models are equipped with DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, and HDMI interfaces to provide for the multi-functional facilities. KFA2 Geforce GTX 660 Ti EX OC 2GB model accommodates an advanced cooler with two fans and four nickel-plated heatpipes based on aluminum platform. It has got 1344 CUDA cores and employs GDDR5 memory interface; the overall memory volume capacity equals to 2 GB, while its speed approximates 6 Gb/sec.

Geforce GTX 660 Ti EX OC 3GB model employs LED lighting that adds some …
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