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 …

3D-Media Player 3Q F370HW Review

The launch of 3D media players with two operational systems triggered a real sensation among all potential customer groups. Those media players offered high-performance and cost-effective solutions for home use which could not but rejoice enthusiasts and gamers. Developers from 3Q company introduce their new media player F370HW called to satisfy the needs of the most fastidious users. The player took some characteristics integrated in other products, although it’s able to offer a dozen of fresh solutions.

Design and Framework

Media player F370HW casing is made of aluminum, except of the clipboard which is made of opaque plastic. LED-display, localized under the board glass, maps the current operational mode and the icons of all connected devices. The lower part of the clipboard is equipped with a single power button with blue highlight. The rear board is the place for multiple slots and sockets: one can find SD/SDHC memory card slot, four USB 2.0 sockets for the …

Monitor Acer G276HL Review

Contemporary PC monitors are generally based on two types of panels with their variations: TN and IPS. The choice of panel depends on the product's class and destination. However, there are some monitors that employ rather rare arrays, like WVA, which appeared long time ago and now emerge in the market with a bit modified technologies. Acer G276HL is a representative of a small army of monitors based on WVA panel. WVA technology is not new but is called to fulfill all standard assignments to compete with more advanced options.

Specifications and Delivery

Acer G276HL features 27-inch display, 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920x1080 resolution. The monitor employs WVA panel type (6 ms response time) and is equipped with LED lighting. The claimed brightness equals to 300 cd/m2; this is an average index for a semiprofessional display. The number of displayed colors achieves 16.7 millions. It should be noted that the company does not provide much information about its new product, …
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