New Mini-ITX Motherboard H87E-ITX/ac from ASRock

ASRock, a Taiwanese manufacturer of motherboards, is eager to introduce its new elaboration – motherboard H87E-ITX/ac. The new-comer is designed in a compact mini-ITX form-factor and is destined for the creation of compact desktop systems. Chipset Intel H87 Express in combination with Intel Core (4th generation) LGA 1150 processors provide for utmost stability and high performance in the majority of working modes.

ASRock H87E-ITX/ac houses two slots for RAM memory modules of DDR3 type; the maximal volume of supported memory might achieve 32 GB. The board takes power by means of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors. Digi Power system, featuring DrMOS voltage regulators, allots four phases for providing power supply to the CPU. Expansion of facilities becomes possible due to a single PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, a single miniPCI Express slot, a single eSATA port, and six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.

Network facilities are guaranteed by gigabit Ethernet port, Bluetooth 4.0 module, …

Samsung Readies a Couple of Curved Monitors: CF791 & CFG70

Samsung has replenished its lineup of gaming products with a couple of new monitors with a curved framework. The CF791 is a 34-inch display with 4 ms response time, whereas its comrade, the CFG70, is shipped in 23.5-inch & 27-inch variations; their response time equals to 1 ms. Both models are developed on VA panel with 1500-1800 mm curvature.

Samsung CF791 boasts 3400x1400 pixels resolution, while Samsung CFG70 features Full HD resolution (1920x1080). The integrated panel ensures the widest viewing angles – 178/178 degrees in both aspects, 125% coverage in sRGB environment. The latter is due to the incorporation of Quantum Dot technology which enhances color rendering and contrast showings.

A pair is thought to support AMD FreeSync technology via HDMI port; it promotes for the dynamic synchronization of refresh rate within 100-144 Hz range. The CF791 comes equipped with a pair of speakers (2x 7W). It also accommodates 2x HDMI ports, 1x DisplayPort, 1x 3.5-mm mini-jack, …

Kingston and Adata Come up with M.2 SSDs

Within the framework of Computex 2014 both Kingston and Adata are going to introduce their fresh SSD series of M.2 form-factor. In keeping with the manufacturers’ words, the products – SM2280S2 and SR1020NP — are differentiated by some spectacular performance. At present the companies provide only basic info about the drives, leaving their fans in suspense.

Kingston SM2280S3 is based on Phison PS3108 that supports SATA 6 Gb/sec interface only. It ensures 540 MB/sec and 514 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations. For sure, it’s not the performance innovative M.2 drives should demonstrate (about 10 Gb/sec), although the model considerably surpasses traditional HDDs in this respect.

This SSD series is represented by three models of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacity. All of them employ DDR3 cache-memory with the minimal 256 MB capacity. Besides, the difference in efficiency between other M.2 offers Kingston promises to compensate by a more affordable price.
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