One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.



CPU & Memory


Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).


The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Review

Motherboards based on Intel Z77 chip have been lately given much attention, to the detriment of products featuring AMD solutions. In fact, motherboards with AMD chips are in abundance in the market, providing a competitive conditions for the manufacturers and plentiful offers for potential consumers. Asus developed a lot of boards with Intel Z77 chip, but it also boasts the products, like Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0, based on AMD 990FX chip for AM3+ socket. This model is an apt sample of performance, resources and design.



Integration


Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 is developed in ATX form-factor and features 305x244 mm dimensions. The motherboard accommodates five sockets for the connection of fans and large heatsinks which manage heat quite efficiently; heatsinks located on the northbridge and CPU power converter are joined by a heat pipe. There is one peculiar feature pertained to the implemented heatsinks: each of them is notable by an individual fixture type. The reverse side of the …

Samsung Showcases Two New Monitors of 7 Series at CES 2013

Samsung Electronics has unveiled a couple of new high-quality monitors within the boundaries of CES 2013. The two products, Samsung SC770 Touch and Samsung SC750, belong to 7 Series and promise to ensure the utmost display quality and experience. Their predestination isn't limited by a single targeted group only, but expands to all customer groups (professional and entry-level). As said by the manufacturer, this couple will be released later this quarter.



The first of the two monitors, model Samsung SC770 Touch, is totally optimized for the newest Windows 8 platform. It is equipped with a touch-sensitive screen that supports up to ten simultaneous touches and allows rotating and moving the object on the display by means of fingers only. It's housed in an ultra-thin ergonomic frame that secures wide viewing angles and provides for the best consumer experience on viewing multimedia content. This monitor features a stylish stand of cylindric shape; this way, the customer is able …
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