Well-Knit Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix Motherboard Review

While mini-ITX motherboards keep on arousing customers’ mistrust, manufacturers move heaven and earth to eliminate any doubts. Take GA-B85N Phoenix model from Gigabyte alone. It is absolutely ready to satisfy all basic needs a modern high-performance PC requires. In addition, it is not as pricey as its full-format competitors. Hence, what a demanding customer will get for about $100?


Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix boasts the following technical data sheet:

— chipset: Intel B85, socket – LGA 1150, supported CPUs – Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, Core (Haswell gen.);

— memory: 2x DIMM slots, DDR3 SDRAM, volume – 16 GB, max. frequency – 1600 MHz;

— expansion: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— storage: 3x SATA III 6 Gb/sec, 1x SATA II 3 Gb/sec, 1x mSATA 6 Gb/sec, all governed by the chipset;

— graphics: Intel HD Graphics onboard, two video outputs (HDMI 1,4a, DVI-I);

— fan connectors: 2x 4-pin;

— audio: Realtek ALC898, 7.1 …

Intel Makes an Agreement with ASML to Accelerate 450 mm Wafer Development

The past several days were marked by the Intel's announcement about the celebration of a contract with ASML company. Such step has been dictated by the company's intentions to invest into the development of 450 mm wafers and EUV technologies. In accordance with the preliminary estimates, the general investment rate will reach $4.1 billion. The major target of the cooperation is to decrease the term of lithography equipment commissioning by two years, and stimulate the development of technologies targeted at 450 mm wafers. The implementation of the predesigned plans will allow the manufacturers of semiconductor components to receive a range of benefits, among which is the cut of expenses.

With the purpose to facilitate in the solution of this technological problem, Intel will take part in a dedicated program. This program includes financial backup of scientific and research projects, as well as, equity investing campaigns in ASML.

The initial stage of this program …

Official Presentation of CPU Cooler Thermaltake BigTyp Revo

Thermaltake, a world-known producer of thermal solutions, chassis and PSU, has officially presented its new CPU cooler modification, codenamed BigTyp Revo. This model has already been introduced at Computex 2012 where it got a lot of encouraging reviews and good prospects for the sale campaign. BigTyp Revo is considered to be an efficient solution for the cooling down of the around-socket spacing due to the horizontal radiator localization. Thermaltake representatives underline that their new product is compatible with Intel (LGA775/1155/1156/1366/2011) and AMD (Socket AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1) platforms.

BigTyp Revo framework consists of a compact radiator, low-noise fan, five heat pipes and a set of aluminum plates. The new model has got an aluminum base and is furnished with five copper heat pipes (6 mm each). Each of the pipes directly 'gets in touch' with the CPU surface, providing an outstanding heat removal power. The top of the radiator accommodates 120 mm fan which can be …
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