Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6 (LGA1150 Platform) Review

Intel Z87 platform is masterfully penetrating into all global markets. ASRock is the company that has already managed to introduce a set of products based on this platform, including Z87 Extreme6 model. The very board is supposed to be an advanced solution for enthusiasts, containing all necessary for specific usage attributes: POST-indicator, a powerful VRM system with a massive heatsink, and a lot of other facilities mentioned below.

Design and Layout

ASRock Z87 Extreme6 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm dimensions. Its top side accommodates a large number of components, while the reverse side revels in three driver-doublers (ISL6611A) of CPU power rails only. Intel Z87 chipset is cooled down by a voluminous heatsink. A couple of additional ASM1061 controllers are soldered right to the system logics; they allow for the usage of up to ten devices with SATA 6 Gb/sec connectivity interface. The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics core. …

Preliminary specifications and release date of GeForce GTX 6500

On August 16 it is planned to release one of the first mainstream cards Nvidia family Kepler — GeForce GTX 660 Ti. Different sources are still disagree considering its characteristics. It is known that it will be based on the graphic chip GK104 and have a more modest power system than the GTX 670. Crippled in its capability GPU GK104 will form the basis for GeForce GTX 660 and, probably, GTX 650 Ti. Boards of mainstream class and below will use the processor GK107.

Actually, GK107 is already present in the market as part of the line of video cards GeForce GT 640, but it limits the potential by slower memory DDR3. Release of modifications GT 640 with GDDR5 chips on board, according to foreign analytics is just a matter of time.

It is believed that the GeForce GT 640 GDDR5 will receive commercial name GeForce GTX 650. This assumption is not without logic, because it will be easier for Nvidia to sell large quantities of video cards (notice how long the Santa Clara did not …

CPU Cooling System Scythe Mugen 3 Rev. B PCGH Edition Review

With the appearance of ever mighty CPUs that demonstrate utmost performance and overclocking properties, the call for powerful cooling systems has become rather acute. It is explained by the necessity to efficiently manage high temperatures and save the system from overheating, and as a result, from malfunctioning. At the same time, customers became more demanding as for the noise level of coolers. That is why, many companies try to comply with the prevailing tendencies by delivering low-noise and high-efficient products. CPU cooler Scythe Mugen 3 Rev. B PCGH Edition is ready to offer all required facilities to be implemented in high-end computer systems.

General Framework Peculiarities

The postfix PCGH Edition in the codename of this CPU cooling system implies the employment of two fans in the framework. The basic technological peculiarity of this model is that both fans are rotated at constant speed (800 rpm), as compared to the one-fan systems where rotational speed …
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