Well-Knit Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix Motherboard Review

While mini-ITX motherboards keep on arousing customers’ mistrust, manufacturers move heaven and earth to eliminate any doubts. Take GA-B85N Phoenix model from Gigabyte alone. It is absolutely ready to satisfy all basic needs a modern high-performance PC requires. In addition, it is not as pricey as its full-format competitors. Hence, what a demanding customer will get for about $100?


Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix boasts the following technical data sheet:

— chipset: Intel B85, socket – LGA 1150, supported CPUs – Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, Core (Haswell gen.);

— memory: 2x DIMM slots, DDR3 SDRAM, volume – 16 GB, max. frequency – 1600 MHz;

— expansion: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— storage: 3x SATA III 6 Gb/sec, 1x SATA II 3 Gb/sec, 1x mSATA 6 Gb/sec, all governed by the chipset;

— graphics: Intel HD Graphics onboard, two video outputs (HDMI 1,4a, DVI-I);

— fan connectors: 2x 4-pin;

— audio: Realtek ALC898, 7.1 …

Colorful Amazes the Public by a One-Slot iGame Graphics Card

Colorful, a Chinese developer of graphics solutions, unveils some details about its new graphics card, codenamed iGame GTX 650 Ti Buri-Slim. The most peculiar thing about this card is that it takes only one slot within a PC case, if compared with similar models from other manufacturers. The model's design resembles the one implemented in a 2011 release (iGame GTS 450 Buri-Slim).

Colorful iGame GTX 650 Ti Buri-Slim is based on a non-reference printed circuit board; the latter is a bit longer than reference GTX 650 Ti. Hardware base deserves special attention, since it's been given a note of originality, despite being a part of the entry-level adapter. Instead of traditional solid-state capacitors Colorful implemented POSCAP capacitors. Power subsystem is organized according to 3+1 template; it employs high-efficiency transistors designed by ON Semiconductor.

The integrated graphics chip and memory modules of GDDR5 standard operate at 928 MHz and 5400 MHz correspondingly. …

Deepcool Releases CPU Cooler Gammaxx 400

The assortment of products designed by Deepcool Industries company has been replenished with a high-end processor cooler Gammaxx 400. The new arrival is differentiated by an outstanding efficiency and minimal noise level. Cooler’s dimensions (which equal to 135x76x159 mm) facilitate its installation into any standard casing of ATX form-factor.

Gammaxx 400 is equipped with four sintered U-shaped heat pipes that have direct contact with the processor surface. This promotes for the improved cooling activity. The solid aluminum radiator accommodates fifty edges to ensure the appropriate heat dissipation. The radiator comprises 120 mm fan with a hydrodynamic bearing and four blue LEDs. The average rotation speed achieves the index of 900-1500 r/min, while the noise level does not exceed the margin of 32.1 dB.

Cooler Deepcool Gammaxx 400 is activated by means of 4-contact socket which provides for the revolution monitoring and noise level reduction via PWM option. This model is …
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