The Launch of Motherboard Big Bang-ZPower from MSI is Round the Corner

On the threshold of international exhibition Computex ‘12, MSI has decided to boil up the interest of the potential customer audience to their new motherboard Big Bang-ZPower. So far, the company has highlighted only a few teasers, giving a superficial concept about their new product. There are not so many details revealed, but it’s definitely known that the motherboard will be based on Intel Z77 Express chips and support processors of Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge series.



The new Big Bang-ZPower is called to satisfy the needs of inveterate overclockers who appreciate might, functionality and framework. This model is intended to work with Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors of the second or third generation in the implementation of Socket LGA1155. As seen from the teasers, the motherboard is equipped with the passive cooling system which employs heating tubes technology; in addition, this model will involve the enhanced power subsystem and UEFI with the diversified settings.

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Greeting an Affordable Z170A-X1/3.1 Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock is known for developing high-quality hardware components for a relatively affordable price. Thence, its latest Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX mainboard is not an exception, since its price tag does not go beyond $100. In order to cheapen the prime cost, the manufacturer backed away SATA Express & M.2 connectors, limiting the PCB by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.



To add, instead of a modern 8-channel audio controller it incorporated a well-known Realtek ALC892 item. The other boons of modernity remained unchanged. Thus, ASRock took Intel Z170 top chipset as the basis for the motherboard. The chipset is targeting the latest Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4-3466 MHz RAM (up to 64 GB max. capacity).


Graphics facilities are ensured thanks to a pair of PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, although there are three more PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots for the connection of other items. Network options are entrusted to gigabit Intel I219V LAN …

Official Presentation of AMD G-T16R for Embedded Systems

AMD has replenished its product line with a new hybrid processor with appreciably low power consumption. G-T16R belongs to the Embedded G-Series line and is a part of AMD Brazos 2.0 platform. This APU is primarily destined for the embedded systems employment. AMD representatives stress out that G-T16R is an appropriate solution to be used in transport equipment, trade and cash desk stations, medical electronics, as well as in industrial administrative systems.



The company has managed to design its hybrid processor in a way to make it more saving than any other product of the same line. Thus, the average power consumption level equals to 2.3 W with Thermal Design Profile (TDP) of 4.5 W. Despite such low-power index, G-T16R is able to secure high performance showings which exceed the showings of the predecessor Geode LX three times as much. To continue the comparison, the new model consumes 7% less power than Geode LX but, at the same time, takes 58% less space on the motherboard …
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