MSI Outs ECO Motherboards for Socket LGA1151

Launched first in 2014, ECO lineup of motherboards from MSI has recently been replenished by a triplet of models for socket LGA1151. The new-comers boast a wide range of power-efficient facilities as well as an optimal performance level. Thus, the users will enjoy the most advanced technologies without sacrificing performance. All three mainboards are developed in micro-ATX form-factor and employ Military Class 4 hardware base, although their other specifications differ.



MSI H170M ECO is designed on Intel H170 chipset, ready to accept Intel Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium & Celeron CPUs for socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates two DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4-2133 MHz memory modules (up to 32 GB capacity). Storage subsystem offers 6x SATA III ports, while expansion is supported by 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 and one PCIe 3.0 x16 slots.


Audio subsystem is based on 7.1-channel Realtek ALC887 controller. The organization of network is entrusted to Intel I219V controller via LAN port. The …

The growth of laptop shipments in the second quarter was 5%

Global laptop shipments have faced with glut stocks in March and a weakening global economy in May. That caused the situation of reaching a growth of supply in the second quarter of the year only for 5% compared with the previous, and it fell by 1.8% compared with this period year ago. Shipments totalled just over 50 million units, according to analysts.



Numbers of Acer and Lenovo laptop shipments were at the average level on the world market in comparison the first quarter of the year. Shipments of mobile PCs from HP, Dell and Toshiba have fallen to 4-7%. Most of all with the increase of supply by 36% managed its shipment the ASUS Company.


It is interesting that HP may soon lose its title of leader in the laptop market — China's Lenovo breathes down its neck, lagging behind only with 500,000 units. ASUS surpassed Dell, becoming the fourth largest producer of mobile PCs in the world with a share of 11.3%, and Apple and Samsung are in the seventh and eighth places …

PSU Enermax Platimax 850W Review

Platimax series belongs to the top line of power supply units designed by Enermax. The series includes seven models, ranging from 500W to 1500W power, which are characterized by the operational temperature scope from 0 to 50 degrees and the correspondence to 80Plus Platinum standard. Model Platimax 850W (codename EPM850EWT) is a worthy ambassador of the whole production line, due to its reliable, stable and efficient work.



General Specifications


Enermax Platimax 850W unit is developed with the employment of high-quality Japanese capacitors that ensure stability of operation on any work mode. Its design resembles a lot the one seen in Revolution87+ PSU series, although instead of yellow, Platimax uses gray color in combination with a black one. The unit is housed in a fingerprint- and scratch-proof case with a frosting finish. One of the side panels features a conspicuous Platimax logo that adds supremacy to the model. The frontal panel accommodates On/Off switch and a …
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