MSI Releases an Affordable Motherboard of Micro-ATX Form-Factor

Right after the release of FM2-A75MA-P33 motherboard, MSI has taken a decision to design one more model for AMD Trinity platform. Codenamed MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35, a new model is based on a more efficient chipset – AMD A85X. This motherboard is a typical representative of entry-level solutions, though can boast a number of attractive facilities.

MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 is developed in micro-ATX form-factor for Socket FM2 CPU sockets. The model is known to support AMD A and Athlon II processors. This board accommodates two DIMM slots for the installation of DDR3 memory modules, the overall volume of which can rise up to 32GB. The supported memory operating frequencies might vary: DDR3-1066 MHz, 1333MHz, 1600 MHz, 1866 MHz, and 2133 MHz. Power subsystem features a rather unpretentious framework and consists of five phases; thus, this model isn't intended for overclocking purposes.

Expansion facilities implemented in MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 can be found in any other entry-level …

Meeting New Chassis Sugo SG10 from SilverStone

SilverStone Technology, a celebrated Taiwanese PC hardware manufacturer, is going to release at the end of the current month its new mini-tower chassis codenamed SG10 that joined the SilverStone Sugo series. Featuring 354x295x220 mm dimensions, the novice is housed in a case made of stainless steel (totally black exterior and interior) with an aluminum frontal facet. The latter comprises a ventilation slot, covered by an anti-dust grid.

First of all, it should be noted that Sugo SG10 is predestined specifically for the assembling of small-sized but rather high-performance PC systems. The chassis is compatible with motherboards of mini-ITX/micro-ATX standard and is ready to welcome graphics adapters of up to 338 mm (length), PSUs of 180 mm (length), as well as CPU coolers of up to 165 mm (height). One of its key peculiarities is the localization of the power supply unit at the frontal part of the case, if compared with the majority of contemporary solutions with PSU bays at the …

ASRock Debuts with X99E-ITX/ac Haswell-E Mainboard

ASRock places itself on record with an offbeat solution – the first ever mini-ITX mainboard for Socket LGA2011-v3 platform. The X99E-ITX/ac is developed for the most efficient Haswell-E CPUs (Intel Core i7-5000 series). The Intel X99 chipset ensures the board’s functionality, though it was limited due to compact dimensions.

ASRock X99E-ITX/ac accommodates two slots for two-channel DDR4 memory modules. Storage subsystem offers four SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, a single SATA Express, and one Ultra M.2 slot that uses four PCI-e 3.0 x16 lanes. Expansion is supported by one PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot only.

This mainboard comes equipped with mPCIe 3.0 x1 socket as well as a modular unit for Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth network connections. They are accompanied with a pair of gigabit Ethernet controllers from Intel. A set of external interfaces boasts two ultra-new USB 3.1 Type-A ports. Four USB 3.0 ports, a couple of USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port, and five 3.5 mm mini-jacks for the …
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