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 …

Meeting the Newest Memory Modules HyperX Beast from Kingston

Kingston continues its developments in the field of PC memory, replenishing its HyperX series with Beast memory modules. Codenamed Kingston HyperX Beast, these models are able to ensure super high-speed operation to provide for unmatched possibilities for overclockers and gamers. The modules feature bright, a bit aggressive fin design and are supplied in the most voluminous capacities (from 8GB to 64GB). Kingston developers are sure that their new products will create the most appropriate environment for advanced users in search for high-efficient, high-capacity memory for their PC systems.

HyperX Beast modules are known to support Intel XMP profile which is employed for unimpeded performance optimization due to the selection of pre-installed profiles. It should be noted that new products are introduced within Predator series that involves the most up-dated memory facilities intended at demanding customers.

'Beast' memory sets operate at up to 2400 MHz nominal frequency …

Philips Announces Flicker-Free-Compatible 258B6QJEB Monitor

MMD, within the framework of Philips Monitors brand, enters the market with a 25-inch monitor, entitled 258B6QJEB. The new-comer is primarily differentiated by the support for Flicker-Free technology that adjusts the brightness and eliminates screen flickering, thus reducing eye strain. The model features a thin frame which is called to visually boost the screen surface. The implemented stand allows for the adjustment of the display in various aspects.

Philips 258B6QJEB is based on AH-IPS panel with Quad-HD resolution (2560x1440) and W-LED backlight. It boasts the widest viewing angles (178/178 degrees), the highest brightness (350 cd/m2), the largest number of displayed colors (16.7 million), and fast response time (5 ms). Therefore, the monitor is an appropriate solution both for business purposes and home entertainments.

The list of integrated facilities includes:

— a pair of inbuilt speakers;

— a set of video interfaces: D-Sub, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort;

— 4 …
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