Real premium-class: motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V Premium review

Most motherboards do not just resemble each other, they are exactly the same devices that for the vast number of users differ only in colour. But this time, a truly interesting product — ASUS P8Z77-V Premium is displayed for users. By appearance it has no different features to other models. However, when looking closer, a 'regular' SSD is noticed right on the board. The motherboard is packed into a standard series box. Of course, the box has many kinds of logos and icons that tell about the characteristics of the product.

Delivery kit of the motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V Premium includes: user manual, user guide of Wi-Fi module, CD with software, plug for the rear panel, card for connecting complete Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the module Wi-Fi, module Bluetooth, Quad-Sli, Triple-SLI, CrossFireX, cables SATA 3, an external unit with two ports USB 3.0.

Remote power USB 3.0 — is much more useful component than it might seem at first glance. The fact is that there are a lot of …

Cooler Arctic Accelero Xtreme 7970 Review

Success in hardware industry is greatly relied on the technologies applied by the manufacturers, quality of products and the frequency of new releases. The development of new technologies and quality of the produced items demands sufficient resource base and bright intellectuals who can influence the frequency of new releases. Here everything is interrelated. Arctic Cooling AG company does not sacrifice any of the success aspects and frequently gladdens its clientele with outstanding products. Arctic Accelero Xtreme 7970 is a bright representative of coolers for Accelero graphics cards which is able to offer multiple opportunities.

Framework Peculiarities

The first peculiar feature that might strike the customers’ eyes is that cooler Accelero Xtreme 7970 framework does not differ a lot from its predecessors. It is equipped with three 92 mm fans which go in a plastic cover, and with two radiator sections based on five copper heat tubes. This model claims to endure 300 W of …

Haswell processors for laptops will consume up to 57 W, desktop - up to 100

Intel provides with three graphics levels: GT1, GT2 and GT3. Desktop processors won’t receive graphics performance higher than GT2, but mobile processors will be able to boast of with GT3 class. Support of PCI Express 3.0 for Haswell processors will be quite usual characteristics, but at the memory controller little progress is seen — yet provides dual-channel DDR3-1600.

By energy consumption Haswell desktop versions will be divided into models with values of 35, 45, 65 and 95 watts of TDP level. For mobile processors the values are ​​37, 47 and 57 W. Finally, ultra book processors with built-in system logic will be filled by TDP level not more than 15 watts. It is assumed that this will enable them, among other things, be in standby mode up to 10 days without charge.

The desire of Intel to compete with AMD in terms of performance integrated in graphics processor, will add some work to companies producing cooling systems for laptops. The developers report about …
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