Intel can provide “successor” Core i7-3770K at the beginning of the next year

According to proven sources, Intel is considering the release the more rapid alternative to quad processor Core i7-3770K, which currently heads the line of Ivy Bridge to the mass market. This happens if the Corporation of Santa Clara will feel the hard pressure from the only competitor (AMD), which is actively working on the first chip Piledriver — FX-8350, FX-8320 and FX-8300. The release of a hypothetical «Core i7-3790K» with a frequency of 3.6 GHz can be held in the I quarter 2013.



The version of «3770-th» with blocked by increased factor (without the suffix K) will not be finished later, in the II quarter of next year, will give way to one of the members of the family Haswell.


Accordingly, the reinforcements will receive the platform LGA2011, which now covers the rear of the quad-core Core i7-3820. Strategies at Intel, most probably also will be limited to the addition of 100 MHz. About a year later models Sandy Bridge-E recede into the background in favor of …

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 …

Frameless AH-IPS Monitor ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED Review

Frameless monitors are on the peak of popularity nowadays, due to a sleek design. That is the main reason why all manufacturers gradually transit to new standards of visual representation. ViewSonic is not an exclusion with its line of high-end monitors, including one of the most popular models – the VX2270Smh-LED. It differentiates from direct rivals primarily by the availability of a base unit with a touch-sensor control and a number of other unique features, which will be described below.



Key Specifications


ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED enjoys the following specifications:

— panel: type- AH-IPS (LG Display LM215WF3-SAQ2), viewing angles – 178/178 (horizontal/vertical aspects), vertical refresh rate – 76 Hz, backlit – W-LED, surface – hard coating 3H, diagonal – 21.5 inch, aspect ratio – 16:9, response time – 7 ms (GtG), resolution – Full HD, ultimate brightness – 250 cd/m2, dynamic contrast – 30M:1;

— PSU: external;

— color gamut: AdobeRGB …
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