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 …

Graphics Card XFX R7750 Black Edition Review

The market of graphics cards is currently represented by models with various specifications. This implies the abundance of opportunities for different customer groups, starting from inveterate gamers with heightened demands for graphics characteristics, and finishing with average users who adopt traditional graphics needs. Each graphics card manufacturer tries to integrated some innovative components or apply some advanced technologies in their products. Hence, Radeon HD 7750 doesn't have a reference model, since every designer adds some peculiar features to it, at least, a brand cooler. Graphics card XFX R7750 Black Edition is distinguished by the implementation of an original board, CrossFireX socket and additional power supply.

General Specifications

The major attractive peculiarity of XFX R7750 Black Edition that might draw customers' attention is the low level of TDP which equals to 55W, as compared to other similar models that consume 80W to 90W on similar …

Dell Inspiron 24 7000: an All-in-One PC with a Difference

Dell has recently introduced a 24-inch all-in-one PC, entitled Inspiron 24 7000. The new-comer is vestured into a sleek case that mimics a standard display. Nonetheless, its functionality does not yield to a traditional desktop computer. Such framework provides for a better ergonomics and adds trimness to the workplace.

Dell Inspiron 24 7000 is based on Intel Core i5-6300HQ (Intel Skylake) CPU, operating at 2.3 GHz frequency with the possibility to overclock to 3.2 GHz index. It is mated with 12 GB DDR4-2133 MHz RAM and 4 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 940M graphics (with integrated GDDR3). Storage subsystem is represented by 1 TB hard disk drive as well as 32 GB mSATA solid-state drive.

The multi-touch display is based on IPS panel, featuring 1920x1080 Full HD resolution. It is furnished with inbuilt Waves MaxxAudio speakers, frontal Intel RealSense webcam with a microphone, DVD SuperMini drive, and network connectors: Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet & Wi-Fi 802.11n.

This all-in-one …
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