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 …

Comprehensive Mainboard Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X Review

APUs AMD Kaveri gave push to the emergence of high-performance systems, which can cope with the majority of modern Full HD games. In this light, demanding customers are preoccupied with the choice of motherboards for Socket FM2+ platform in order to satisfy their basic gaming needs. Gigabyte was one of the first companies to come forward with those demands and the launch of G1.Sniper A88X mainboard is an attempt to win the audience. Except for gaming bells and whistles, this model is ready to offer a comprehensive list of functional for high-end systems.



Key Features


Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X belongs to the G1-Killer exclusive series, featuring:

— form-factor: ATX (305x225 mm);

— chipset and APU: AMD A88X for socket FM2+, AMD Athlon/A4/A6/A8/A10 series APUs (Kaveri, Trinity, Richland);

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, 64 GB maximal capacity, 1333 MHz-2400 OC MHz frequencies;

— integrated graphics: Radeon HD R7/7000/8000 series;

— expansion …

Palit Showcases GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti Adapters from StormX Series

In less than a couple of days the whole galaxy of graphics cards manufacturers has launched their products, based on Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti GPUs. Palit is not an exception. It has unveiled three proprietary versions of cards, codenamed GeForce GTX 750 StormX OC, GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX OC, GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual. The triple boasts a substantial factory overclocking and the implementation of a brand new cooling design.



Palit GeForce GTX 750 StormX OC is based on a fresh Nvidia GM107-300 (Maxwell architecture) GPU. Its nominal and dynamic frequency has been boosted from 1020/1085 MHz to 1085/1163 MHz correspondingly. The improvement has touched also video memory (1 GB GDDR5): its nominal and efficient frequency has been raised from 1250/5000 MHz to 1275/5100 MHz. The incorporation of StormX cooler with TurboFan Blade 80 mm fan ensures that all internal components preserved optimal thermal conditions.


Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX OC comes with Nvidia …
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