The First Glance at MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK & Z97 Gaming 9 ACK Mainboards

MSI could not resist the temptation to officially introduce a pair of new gaming mainboards: the X99S Gaming 9 ACK and the Z97 Gaming 9 ACK. The key distinction of new-comers from analogue models without ‘ACK’ attribute lies in the implementation of dedicated gaming network controllers: Qualcomm Atheros Killer 1525 and Killer E2205. The first one is supposed to support 802.11 ac standard that guarantees 867 Mb/sec throughput bandwidth; it also ensures less data deference. This provides for a faster network traffic processing and, as a result, — for a huge advantage in online gaming.



The E-ATX MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK motherboard is based on Intel X99 chipset, estimated for Intel Core i7-5000 CPUs with Socket LGA2011-v3. The model features 8x DIMM slots for DDR4-333 MHz memory (4-channel operational mode) of up to 128 GB capacity. Storage subsystem offers eight SATA III ports, whereas expansion facilities are ensured by means of five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots. The list of …

The Release of Two 3D Graphics Cards from Sparkle Computer

Sparkle Computer, a Taiwanese supplier of graphics solutions and consumer electronics, has released two 3D graphics cards simultaneously. The two models have been codenamed Calibre X680 Captain and Calibre X670 Captain. Both cards are based on Nvidia GK104 GPUs developed under 28 nm standards. The chief peculiarity of the products is the integration of extraordinary cooler CoolPro; the uncommonness is seen in the localization of three fans that found their places under the radiator. This radiator is connected with the base, which is in direct touch with GPU, by means of six heat pipes.



Calibre X680 Captain and Calibre X670 Captain are equipped with DisplayPort, DVI, DVI-D, and HDMI video outputs. Graphics cards employ PCI Express 3.0 interface and support DirextX 11 interface, as well as, such Nvidia technologies as CUDA, PhysX, 3D Vision, and 3D Vision Surround. They are also notable for the availability of eight-phase voltage regulators and the enhanced depth of ground on the …

ViewSonic has produced a couple of budget monitors VA12 Series with LED-backlight

The main demand for monitors continue be for devices based on the screens TN + film, despite the increase in the number of available models with matrix * VA and IPS. That is why an American company ViewSonic has decided to provide users with a limited budget the opportunity to purchase for a modest sum ($ 150) TN-line monitors Value Series VA12 — VA1912m-LED and VA2212m-LED.



Among the advantages of a 21.5-inch display VA2212m-LED should be considered resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD) and the use of white LED backlight. The remaining features of the model is quite common for low-cost monitors: viewing angles — 170 ° / 160 °, the brightness — 250 cd / mA², Response Time — 5ms (GtG), LED-backlight life — from 30 thousand hours, the power consumption — 26 W, weight — 2.91 kg.


ViewSonic VA2212m-LED is equipped with video inputs, DVI-D and D-Sub, as well as stereo output 2x2 Tues Its recommended price is $ 149, and sales start to the end of the month (at …
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