ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 Motherboard Overview

Recently, the main chipmakers offer three types of system logic for their platforms, which include top-end solutions for production systems designed also for extreme overclocking, average ones for most gaming systems and budget options for office PCs or undemanding users. At AMD, the chipsets X370, B350 and A320 now meet these criteria.


Soldering mid-level hub does not affect the capabilities of the board overclocking. Much greater restrictions are imposed by the schemes of power regulators and the chosen way of their implementation, and only then one may complain about the possibilities available in the UEFI environment. So, let’s get acquainted with the senior board represented by the ASRock company, in the structure of which B350 is included (there are five of them at the time of this review witing). Nominally, it belongs to the gaming series, which means that the user has the right to expect special bonuses.


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Chipset: AMD B350

Processor socket: AMD …

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble Merger: Operational Joint Working Plan

Microsoft representatives have recently announced the intentions of the corporation to merge with Barnes & Noble company. Barnes & Noble has established reputation for being the global leader in the production and sale of electronic books, as well as other Internet services dedicated to the sale of various goods. The company is currently working at production of electronic book entitled Nook which operates on Android platform. Specialists and analysts declare unanimously that the main goal of Microsoft and Barnes & Noble merger is the creation of a new company; the company will be oriented on the production of electronic books which will operate on Windows 8 platform.


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Company XFX is preparing Radeon HD 7970 GE with Double Dissipation cooler

American vendor XFX is about two weeks to release a Radeon 7970 Edition Double Dissipation (model code — FX-797G-TDF). It combines the capabilities of GPU Tahiti XT2 with a higher overclocking potential and the TDP, rather than at Tahiti XT, PCB reference design, but without a single phase power supply (6 +1), and the cooling system in the vaporizing chamber, an array of aluminum fins, PA plate (the same heatsink for the VRM and memory), as well as the two fans standard size 90 mm.



New model will get the recommended for the Radeon HD 7970 GE frequency ratio 1000/6000 MHz for core and chips GDDR5. The graphics chip will operate at 1050 MHz in the load. Recall that the “usual” HD 7970 was limited to regular frequencies 925/5500 MHz and did not support dynamic overclocking.


The configuration of video outputs is almost standard: from the five of DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI and 2x Mini DisplayPort for some reason excluded DVI-D. The additional power is supplied by one 8-pin and one …
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