Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe Review: Getting to Know a New Intel’s Chipset

Intel’s Z-series chipsets have been recently supplemented by a new Z97 Express companion. Its release coincides with the launch of an updated Haswell Refresh CPU line for LGA 1150 socket. The new platform is thought to support PCI Express M.2 interface that substitutes an old-fashioned mSATA one. It is also supposed to support SATA Express interface and the forthcoming Intel Core 5th generation CPUs. What are the real differences between Z97 and preceding chipsets? Let’s find it out through the example of Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard.

Basic Specifications

— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

— expansion slots: 3x PCI-e 3.0 x16, 4x PCI-e 2.0 …

Seagate Showcases New Enterprise-Class HDD Models

Seagate, one of the global leaders in HDD/SSD market, has elaborated and showcased two new enterprise-class HDD models. Codenamed Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 and Seagate Terascale, both entries are intended to be employed in data-centers and cloud storage systems. According to the designers, the drives are an optimal combination of capacity, efficiency and price. Hence, such specifications can’t but draw huge attention.

The first model, Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7, is developed in 2.5-inch form-factor and utilizes SAS 6 internal interface. It comes in 1200 GB capacity with 64 MB cache-memory on board. The maximal spindle rotational speed achieves 10 thousand RPM, while the average index of power consumption makes up 8.02 W.

This HDD is primarily notable by low data access lags, as well as by high efficiency in the majority of working modes. Besides, it supports FIPS Self-Encrypting Drive and Protection Information technologies that are called …

Dell Launches a Prime-Class UltraSharp U2414H PC Monitor

Dell has just started the sales of its newest U2414H monitor, which is a part of high-class UltraSharp series. The greenhorn features 23.8-inch display and the world’s thinnest border of 6.05 mm in depth, providing for a striking imaging. The heart of the model is IPS panel that ensures Full HD resolution (1920x1080 pixels). The combination of all remarkable specifications is backed by a 3-year’s limited warranty. Customers are able to acquire this monitor for the price of about $350.

Dell UltraSharp U2414H offers ideal adjustability options. Hence, users can alter height, aspect, tilt and swivel of the aluminum stand, as well as pivoting the display clockwise or counter-clockwise. Thanks to wide viewing angles (178/178 degrees in vertical and horizontal aspects), all images remain accurate and sharp, irrespective of the stand adjustments. If there is a need, the display can be utilized without the stand by means of a compatible VESA bracket.

In addition, the model …
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