Motherboard Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Review

Classical desktops are gradually giving way to more advanced and compact PC solutions. The times when compact dimensions signified about fewer facilities have gone, and present-day PC market is able to offer all-in-one solutions, as well as, multi-functional, high-end mini-ATX motherboards. Asus is notable for the constant overcoming of stereotypes that allegedly stagger the development of motherboard functionality. Its P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboard proves practically unlimited facilities integrated in products of mini-ATX form factor.

Design and Integration

The availability of an additional board with power components is supposed to be the basic design peculiarity of Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboard. It is located athwart to the main board and takes DIGI+VRM functions. Those functions are called to provide the motherboard with an efficient CPU power supply subsystem that is able to demonstrate good loading facilities. The additional board is developed according to the …

Sapphire Unveils Small-Sized R9 285 2GB GDDR5 ITX Compact Edition Graphics Cards

Optimized energy efficiency offered by AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics adapters has become a key factor for Sapphire to elaborate a pair of original proprietary versions. The new-comers, codenamed R9 285 2GB GDDR5 ITX Compact Edition, are targeting mini-ITX systems with huge performance ambitions. The pair traditionally involves a standard model with etalon specifications and OC model with a factory overclocking.

Both graphics cards employ a small-sized two-slot cooler that consists of a compact heatsink, four copper heatpipes, and a single fan of 100 mm dimensional type. Connection with PC monitors and other visual solutions is realized by means of HDMI, DVI-I, and a couple of mini-DisplayPorts. Additionally, the models feature dual BIOS chips (standard and UEFI) which might be switched with the help of a dedicated key on the case.

To continue, Sapphire R9 285 2GB GDDR5 ITX Compact Edition and OC Edition are based on AMT Tonga GPU (28 nm, GCN) with 1792 stream processors, 112 …

AOC Launches New Full-HD Monitor d2769Vh

Announced earlier last month, PC monitor AOC d2769Vh is already on sale in the European market. This is a new 27-inch solution in the company’s inventory, supporting Full-HD resolution and featuring a lot of viewing privileges. First of all, the model employs an advanced IPS panel type that is equipped with LED backlit. It ensures 1920x1080 resolution, 5 ms response time (GtG), and the maximal viewing angles: 178/178 degrees both, vertically and horizontally.

Secondly, monitor d2769Vh is distinguished by the support of Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) interface, which promotes for the unification in functionality of HDMI and micro-USB ports. As a result, the users are free to connect to the display various MHL-compatible mobile devices that might work as the source of video signal.

Thirdly, the employment of IPS panel positively influences upon the model’s performance. Therefore, it boasts the maximal brightness of 250 cd/m2, the maximal amount of displayed colors …
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