Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6 (LGA1150 Platform) Review

Intel Z87 platform is masterfully penetrating into all global markets. ASRock is the company that has already managed to introduce a set of products based on this platform, including Z87 Extreme6 model. The very board is supposed to be an advanced solution for enthusiasts, containing all necessary for specific usage attributes: POST-indicator, a powerful VRM system with a massive heatsink, and a lot of other facilities mentioned below.



Design and Layout


ASRock Z87 Extreme6 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm dimensions. Its top side accommodates a large number of components, while the reverse side revels in three driver-doublers (ISL6611A) of CPU power rails only. Intel Z87 chipset is cooled down by a voluminous heatsink. A couple of additional ASM1061 controllers are soldered right to the system logics; they allow for the usage of up to ten devices with SATA 6 Gb/sec connectivity interface. The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics core. …

AMD releases new video accelerators and FirePro first APU for workstations

The debut of a new line of graphics cards AMD FirePro Wx000 on base of graphics processors family Southern Islands (28 nm) is also known as the basis for gaming decisions Radeon HD 7000.



Single-chip FirePro W9000 includes a GPU Taxiti XT 4 teraflops of performance when dealing with numbers and a single-precision teraflops in operations with double precision. The volume of on-board video memory is 6 GB of GDDR5, the recommended price — $ 4000. Scope of the discrete graphics FirePro / Southern Islands is traditional: CAD-applications that work with the media content, and system digital signage.


One position lower is FirePro W8000. It uses the kernel Tahiti Pro or XT, characterized by Tflops/806 3.23 Gflops of performance, memory capacity of 4 GB and a price tag of $ 1,600. Even lower in the hierarchy is the FirePro W7000. The card is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 RAM and the chip Pitcairn XT (Radeon HD 7870). Performance, according to AMD, is 2.4 Gflops Tflops/152 when …

LG Promises to Release 27EN43V-B Monitor in Early March

LG Electronics is going to release a new PC monitor, 27EN43V-B, with 27-inch display. An official release is scheduled for early March. So far, it’s known that the model is based on TN array type equipped with LED backlit and features the maximal resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD). Its overall dimensions along with a stand equal to 642x203x459 mm.



The implemented stand is more than ordinary with the only possibility of adjusting the angle of gradient, to contrast the multiplicity of commodities found in the majority of contemporary monitors. However, 27EN43V-B can be used as a wall screen due to a dedicated VESA bracket.


The interface panel also offers a set of standard facilities, including 3.5 mm audio slot for the connection of headsets or external speakers, HDMI, mini D-Sub and DVI-D video ports.


Despite the fact that the release date is not far off, the manufacturer provides only scant data about its product. Thus, monitor 27EN43V-B features the …
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