Affordable Motherboard Asus Vanguard B85 Review

Nowadays customers don’t find it difficult to acquire the motherboard which would absolutely correspond to their needs. This is primarily explained by the fact that each manufacturer tries to pack its production lineup with models of various calibers. Asus is one of the few companies that restlessly enlarge their motherboard inventory with variegated items, and Vanguard B85 (TUF series) is yet another item for saving users. The key to ‘affordability’ of Intel B85 chipset-based board lies mainly in the reduction of connectivity facilities, where the chipset supports not six but four SATA 6 Gb/sec + four USB 3.0 devices. However, the model is rich in other facilities that are vital for a contemporary multimedia PC.

Design and Layout

To begin with, Asus Vanguard B85 is designed in an uncommon uATX form-factor and supports Pentium/Xeon/Corei3/Corei5/Corei7 CPUs (Haswell gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The motherboard inventory involves 4 DIMM slots for the installation up to 32 …

I-O Data Announces 27-Inch Monitor with the Maximal Resolution

Not so long ago Full HD monitors have been considered a kind of miracle, providing the utmost graphic facilities. This format is nowadays actively implemented in the product lines of many manufacturers, though the price for monitors with Full HD resolution is still biting. Despite this fact, some users feel an acute need for even higher resolution, so I-O Data, a Japanese designer of PC hardware, announced the release of a model with the maximal possible resolution.

Codenamed LCD-MF271CGBR, the monitor features 2560x1440 resolution and 27-inch display. The working display space exceeds the one implemented in monitors with Full HD resolution in 1.8 times. Such specifications offer unmatched graphics effects for the successful accomplishment on rather demanding conditions.

Monitor I-O Data LCD-MF271CGBR is based on IPS array type and is characterized by the following features:

— available video outputs: dual DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA;

— maximal supported …

Galaxy Unveils a Shortened Version of GeForce GTX 760 Adapter

Galaxy Microsystems, a reliable partner of Nvidia, has recently unveiled its own, shortened version of GTX 760 graphics adapter. Codenamed Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 GC Mini, the card employs a reference GK104 GPU (28 nm), but is differentiated by an original PCB and a factory overclocking. The implemented circuit board features 193 mm length dimensions and is elaborated on a blue textolite.

The new-comer is furnished with 1152 CUDA cores that run at 1019 MHz but can be overclocked up to 1084 MHz. Video subsystem is introduced by GDDR5 modules with 256-bit interface. The overall capacity of modules makes up 2 GB. The GDDR5 demonstrates rather striking performance, considering the card’s middle-end destination: the modules are able to gain 6008 MHz clock frequency.

Power supply is organized according to 5+2-phase scheme, where five phases are allotted to GPU. A pair of 6-pin PCI Express Power connectors is used to provide additional power supply to the card. I/O interface …
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