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. …

PowerColor Radeon R9 295X2: High-End Adapter with Two GPUs

PowerColor has recently launched the most powerful in AMD’s Radeon series graphics card, entitled Radeon R9 295X2. The key peculiarity of the model is the availability of two GPUs, which are accompanied by a hybrid cooling system. Such remarkable specifications make the card an ideal solution for advanced gamers and overclocking enthusiasts.



PowerColor Radeon R9 295X2 employs PCI-e 3.0 x16 interface and incorporates a pair of AMD Hawaii XT GPUs (28 nm, GCN 2.0). Each processor features 2816 CUDA cores, 64 ROPs, and 176 TMUs. They operate at the maximal 1018 MHz clock frequency. Each GPU ‘cooperates’ with 4 GB GDDR5 memory (8 GB in total) with 512-bit rails. Its nominal clock frequency makes up 1250 MHz, whereas efficient frequency might reach up 5000 MHz.


This remarkable graphics card is furnished with a hybrid cooler. Both GPUs are taken care by a liquid-cooling solution of enclosed type, power circuits are taken care by air cooling. The latter consists of a fan …

Dell Adds UltraSharp UP3017 Monitor to Its Inventory

Dell has enriched its inventory with a 30-inch monitor, featuring 2560x1600 resolution & 16:10 aspect ratio. The UP3017 is equipped with a high-quality IPS panel that has a power-efficient LED backlight. The display is characterized by the widest viewing angles – 178/178 degrees in both aspects and the coverage of 99% in sRGB & Adobe RGB environment.



Dell UltraSharp UP3017 is targeting professionals who specialize in animation, graphical design, image/video processing. The model supports 1.07 billion colors and allows for the combination of several monitors in a single chain, thanks to the incorporation of two DisplayPort 1.2 (in/out), one mini-DisplayPort, and two HDMI 1.4 ports.


The new-comer boasts 1000:1 contrast ratio as well as 350 cd/m2 top brightness index. It takes only 6 seconds for the panel to respond to the call (GtG). The display rests on an ergonomic stand that supports swivel, pivot and height adjustments. There is also VESA bracket for trouble-free wall …
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