One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.

CPU & Memory

Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).

The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

TP-Link to Launch Wireless Dual-Band TL-WDR4300

TP-Link, a renowned supplier of wired and wireless network solutions, is going to release a new wireless dual-band router model, codenamed TL-WDR4300. The launch of the new product is scheduled for the end of September. This router will be characterized by an optimized efficiency and simultaneous employment of two band frequencies.

The combination of two bands promoted for the increase of speed to 450 Mb/sec at 5 GHz frequency and 300 Mb/sec at 2.4 GHz frequency. As a result, the overall bandwidth approximates 750 Mb/sec. This allows the user to enable up to a dozen of channel-sensitive applications and provide for their quick operation.

TL-WDR4300 is equipped with a couple of USB 2.0 ports which are predetermined to organize a joint access towards files, media data or printers, and enable a joint access of several PCs via local network by means of FTP-server. This way, the user will get permanent access towards the necessary data. This model is able to support QoS on IP …

HP Unveils Ergonomic DreamColor Z32x Monitor

HP comes out to the market with a new 31.5-inch monitor Z32x as a part of DreamColor series. The new-comer features 737x613.8x245.5 mm dimensions and is based on IPS panel. It is differentiated by extended options on profile settings and the availability of an ergonomic stand. HP promises to launch the display in June 2015.

HP DreamColor Z32x supports Ultra-HD 4K resolution (3840x2160) and offers the following specifications: 1000:1 static contrast index, 500.000:1 dynamic contrast index, 300 cd/m2 utmost brightness, 8 ms GtG response time, 178/178 degrees utmost viewing angles, 1.07 billion of displayed colors. The integration of a built-in server enables a comprehensive remote control over all key parameters via Ethernet channels.

This monitor is supposed to cover 100% of sRGB environment, 99% of DCI-P3 environment and 99.5% of AdobeRGB environment. It boasts the implementation of 10-bit color presentation and the possibility to select preset profiles (sRGB D65, Adobe …
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