The First Glance at MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK & Z97 Gaming 9 ACK Mainboards

MSI could not resist the temptation to officially introduce a pair of new gaming mainboards: the X99S Gaming 9 ACK and the Z97 Gaming 9 ACK. The key distinction of new-comers from analogue models without ‘ACK’ attribute lies in the implementation of dedicated gaming network controllers: Qualcomm Atheros Killer 1525 and Killer E2205. The first one is supposed to support 802.11 ac standard that guarantees 867 Mb/sec throughput bandwidth; it also ensures less data deference. This provides for a faster network traffic processing and, as a result, — for a huge advantage in online gaming.



The E-ATX MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK motherboard is based on Intel X99 chipset, estimated for Intel Core i7-5000 CPUs with Socket LGA2011-v3. The model features 8x DIMM slots for DDR4-333 MHz memory (4-channel operational mode) of up to 128 GB capacity. Storage subsystem offers eight SATA III ports, whereas expansion facilities are ensured by means of five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots. The list of …

Greeting Asus ROG Ares III Graphics Card with Double GPU Performance

Republic of Gamers devotees have been pleased with yet another addition to Ares series of graphics cards – the Asus ROG Ares III. It is a new powerful model based on two AMD Radeon R9 290X (Hawaii XT) GPUs, each of which cooperates with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory. At its core, this is a modified version of AMD Radeon R9 295X2 videocard, although with some perceptible changes. Potential customers will receive AMD Radeon Gold Reward warrant and a flash-memory card (8 GB) as an additional bonus. It’s worth of acquiring, isn’t it?



Asus ROG Ares III operates at heightened clock frequencies – 1030 MHz – if compared with Radeon R9 295X2 model that runs at 1018 MHz. Each memory module with 512-bit interface runs at 1250 MHz (nominal) frequency, but is able to accelerate up to 5.0 GHz (effective) index. The new-comer employs 16-phase power supply subsystem (Asus Digi+ VRM) that accommodates high-quality components Asus Super Alloy Power, i.e. Japanese solid-state capacitors from …

Dell Teases a Couple of IPS Monitors: P2417H & P2717H

Dell is about to launch a pair of monitors targeting office PC systems as well as standard home multimedia systems. The P2417H (24-inch display) and the P2717H (27-inch display) are fitted with a high-quality IPS panel with an integrated LED backlight. Both models feature 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution – 1920x1080 pixels.



The implemented array offers 6 ms response time in GtG environment. The top brightness index makes up 250 & 300 cd/m2 respectively. Both new-comers share the widest possible viewing angles (178/178 degrees) and are able to display up to 16.7 million colors. Static contract index equals to 1000:1, whereas dynamic ratio approximates 4M:1.


Dell P2417H and Dell P2717H boast a rich inventory of external interfaces: a pair of USB 2.0 ports, the same number of USB 3.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI 1.4 port, and one analogue D-Sub port. The first display is thought to consume 19 W power, while its companion is known to consume 23 W power.

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