ASRock to Officially Introduce Z87 Extreme 4/Z87 Pro 3 Motherboards in Early June

ASRock is going to officially introduce its two budgetary motherboards (compatible with Intel Haswell processors) in early June. Codenamed ASRock Z87 Extreme 4 and ASRock Z87 Pro 3, these products will cost around $170 and $100 correspondingly. Such attractive price makes them one of the most affordable solutions involving high-efficient CPUs of the next generation.

The more costly motherboard, Z87 Extreme 4, is known to feature only high-quality layout components, including PCB with dual copper layers, chokes with ferrite hub, and durable solid-state capacitors. This model supports DDR3 memory modules of up to 2600 MHz frequency and up to 32 GB capacity. Expansion slots consist of two PCI connectors, two PCI Express 3.0 x1 connectors, and three PCI Express 3.0 x16 connectors.

The connection of internal drives becomes possible due to the availability of eight SATA III sockets. Audio subsystem is realized with the help of 8.1-channel Creative Sound Blaster codec. External …

SilverStone Debuts with SST-ST30SF Power Supply

SilverStone Technology has recently introduced its newest SFX power supply unit. Codenamed SST-ST30SF, it features 125x100x63.5 mm dimensions and weighs 800 g only. The unit is estimated for 300 W power and is capable to demonstrate more than 81% efficiency in 230 V networks. High efficiency level allowed the model to gain 80Plus Bronze certificate.

The most uncommon feature ascribed to SST-ST30SF is that it can operate in passive mode if thermal conditions allow. The unit is equipped with a fan of 80 mm dimensional type; it starts rotating only when the surrounding temperature reaches 55 degrees. This promotes for a considerable power reduction and practically silent work when the fan gets disabled. An average noise level on active operation makes up 18 dB.

SilverStone furnishes the new entry with a single +12V rail, estimated for 22 A current. In its turn, +3.3V rail is estimated for 21 A current, while +5V rail – for 20 A current. It should be noted that this unit …

LG Offers 34UC88-B Monitor with a Bonus Game

LG has chosen a win-win sales strategy, offering a new 34-inch 34UC88-B monitor along with a free bonus game, entitled Tom Clancy’s The Division. The model itself boasts a slim stylish design with a curved display. The latter rests upon a thin stand that takes little space on the table surface. The monitor comes equipped with AH-IPS panel that ensures 3440x1440 resolution.

LG 34UC88-B boasts fast response time – 5 ms and the widest possible viewing angles – 178/178 degrees H/V aspect. The display features 21:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 static contrast & 5M:1 dynamic contrast index, 300 cd/m2 top brightness showings as well as 99% coverage in sRGB environment.

The user will find a pair of 7-watt speakers onboard, a pair of HDMI ports, one DisplayPort, and a couple of USB 3.0 ports. The support for Black Stabilizer technology enhances visibility in dark areas and maximizes detailing. The implementation of AMD FreeSync technology provides for a dynamic frequency …
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