ASRock Launches Z170M-PIO2 Mainboard with Unusual Layout

ASRock has stricken the general public by the development of a motherboard with an extraordinary layout. As a rule, mainboards targeting all-in-one solutions are void of expansion slots for graphics cards, due to lack of space. However, ASRock has designed a space-efficient model with an integrated PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot. Yet, it’s localized parallel to the PCB as against standard items with perpendicular slot orientation.

ASRock Z170M-PIO2 is based on Intel Z170 chipset for Socket LGA1511 platforms. It supports Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 CPUs. The PCB features a pair of DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4 memory modules with the maximum clock frequency of 3466 MHz (up to 32 GB of capacity). Storage subsystem is introduced by 4 SATA 6 Gb/sec ports as well as a single Ultra M.2 x4 slot.

As far as expansion is concerned, the model accommodates a single PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot and one M.2 2230 slot, occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. The 7.1-channel …

Review of Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5

The process of PC layout is quite delicate for the majority of people, since it depends on many factors, including requirements to the PC’s performance and customers’ financial possibilities. Motherboard selection is considered to be the most difficult stage in the process because it defines the basic functional characteristics of the computer. It should be stated that motherboards, which are attributed to the top line, show rather good functional but are frequently unaffordable. Quite the contrary, motherboards of the medium line are more preferable for people with average requirements and possibilities. Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 falls under this category of motherboards and is a perfect alternative for customers with specific requirements and average wages.

Design and Deployment

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is based on Intel X79 chip set for the platform LGA2011. Circuit board is produced in black color and perfectly harmonizes with other elements: red startup button and …

OCZ Announces the Release of Agility4

OCZ company representatives have proudly announced the release of their new SSD child of Agility 4 series. Agility4 series embraces four models which correspond to the 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB volume capacity parameters. Agility4 developers claim that their new series is the balance of performance, speed and reliability at the same time.

The new series is based on Indilinx Everest 2 controller and is equipped with SATA III interface. SSD Agility4 is built on flash-memory chips of MLC NAND type which are destined to sustain up to 2 million hours of fail-proof operability. These chips support TRIM and SMART technologies and are sure to involve ECC option to monitor and remove all detected errors. The other peculiar feature of Agility4 SSDs is the availability of DRAM cache-memory of 1 GB volume capacity. In addition, SSDs have an integrated option of automatic encoding according to AES algorithm.

It should be mentioned that each individual model in a series proves …
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