Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D Review

When all the turmoil connected with the launch of new Intel Haswell processors becalmed, potential customers could finally get their own opinion about CPU facilities and decide whether an upgrade is a sensible move. A flagship motherboard from Biostar, entitled Hi-Fi Z87X 3D, proves that it worth the effort. Biostar was one of the first manufacturers in the market to pay much attention to audio subsystem. Hence, all the best audio elaborations have been aptly implemented in its flagship board.



General Specifications


Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D positions itself as the motherboard for overclocking, featuring:

— chipset: Intel Z87;

— form-factor: ATX, dimensions – 305x244 mm;

— socket and supported processors: Socket 1150, Intel Haswell Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— built-in graphics core: Intel HD Graphics 4600;

— memory: type – DDR3, capacity – up to 32 GB, clock frequencies – 1066 MHz – 2800 (OC) MHz;

— expansion slots: three PCI-e 2.0 x1, two …

NEC Enters into the Market with a New PA302W Monitor

NEC is starting the sales of its newest PA302W PC monitor that joined the ranges of MultiSync series. The product is a 30-inch display, based on AH-IPS panel and equipped with GB-R LED backlit. It is characterized by 2560x1600 resolution, high-precision color rendering, 100% sRGB and 99.3% Adobe RGB support. The model is available in white and black colors and features an ultra-thin case (34% thinner than cases of previous models).



Monitor MultiSync PA302W boasts the availability of USB-hub with two In and three Out ports, supporting DisplaySync Pro option, and four different video ports: HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort, and mini-DisplayPort. The nominal stand provides for the adjustment of height (within the ranges of 150 mm), tilt, rotation of the display, as well as for the transferring the screen from the landscape to portrait mode. It should be noted that the company launches also the modification of this model with built-in SpectraView II calibration unit.


The incorporation …

Chieftec Showcases Five New PSUs from Navitas Series

Chieftec, one of the largest German hardware manufacturers, has recently introduced a new series of power supply units, codenamed Navitas. The series is represented by 5 models: GPM-650C with 650W nominal power, GPM-750C with 750W nominal power, GPM-850C with 850W nominal power, GPM-1000C with 1000W nominal power, and GPM-1250C with 1250W nominal power correspondingly. All the products have won 80Plus Gold certificate, due to more than 90% efficiency in the high workloads.



Chieftec Navitas PSUs correspond to ATX12V v2.3 standard and support Intel Core 4th gen. processors that require little current strength on +12V rail in sleep mode. The models also support active power-factor correction option to provide for the maximal stability during operation. They are equipped with a composite cable system and a single +12V rail, estimated for the maximal current from 54 A to 104 A (this index depends on the unit’s power).


All five units are cooled down by 140 mm fans with PWM …
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