Motherboard Biostar A55MD2 Review

Good overclocking facilities are what the majority of customers look for in contemporary motherboards. In this light, the manufacturers establish various price ranges, depending on the product’s overclocking potential. As usual, boards from budgetary lines cannot boast such potential, though there are some exclusions. Biostar A55MD2 is considered to be one of the cheapest solutions for FM2 platforms. Still, its layout marvels by the availability of CPU boost facilities, as well as gigabit network interface.

Design and Layout

Motherboard Biostar A55MD2 distinguishes itself by rather compact dimensions: 226x178 mm (uATX form-factor). The model accommodates an amplifying board that is made of a metallic fusible element. The chipset is cooled down by a small-sized aluminum heatsink, while field transistors are avoid of any cooler. This might signify about some inconsideration pertained to thermal environment. Power supply activity is realized by means of 24-contact and …

Intel Unveils DZ75ML-45K Board with LucidLogix Virtu MVP Support

CES 2013 provided room for Intel to show all its might and recent achievements in PC hardware industry. Hence, the company unveiled a series of new motherboards intended at the overclocking of Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs of the second and third generation. Model, codenamed Intel DZ75ML-45K, is a bright representative of this series, being a large-scale entry-level solution. It is developed in micro-ATX form-factor and features 226x216 mm dimensions.

Motherboard Intel DZ75ML-45K is based on Intel Z75 chipset and employs Socket LGA1155 CPU slot. Power supply subsystem is designed according to 4+2 scheme, where 4 phases are responsible for CPU management. The board accommodates four DIMM slots for the integration of two-channel DDR3 RAM; its overall capacity might achieve 32GB. Besides, Intel has taken care about wide memory facilities that manifest themselves is various operational frequencies (from 1066 MHz to 2400 (OC) MHz).

All expansion facilities are provided by …

Thermalright Unveils a Colossal HR-22 CPU Heatsinks

Thermalright, a top-ranked Taiwanese developer of cooling solutions, has recently unveiled its newest CPU heatsink, entitled HR-22. The new-comer features 120x150x159 mm dimensions and is peculiar by nearly ‘colossal’ cooling effect. The HR-22 is targeting all up-dated platforms with Intel LGA2011/LGA1366/LGA115x and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3/AM3+ sockets. The company promises to start the sales in the nearest future, though pricing is still unknown.

Thermalright HR-22 boasts a tower-like framework, consisting of a copper base, thirty-five aluminum plates, and eight nickel-plated heatpipes (6 mm each). The only hexagonal notch in the center is thought to simplify the heatsink installation.

All the plates contain rectangular holes that facilitate the airflow when used in passive mode. Such peculiarity is called Direct Passive Airflow System (DPAS). It not only provides for an efficient cooling and unimpeded airflow, it saves the users’ ears from noise: a powerful heatsink is …
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