ASRock Launches Z170M-PIO2 Mainboard with Unusual Layout

ASRock has stricken the general public by the development of a motherboard with an extraordinary layout. As a rule, mainboards targeting all-in-one solutions are void of expansion slots for graphics cards, due to lack of space. However, ASRock has designed a space-efficient model with an integrated PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot. Yet, it’s localized parallel to the PCB as against standard items with perpendicular slot orientation.



ASRock Z170M-PIO2 is based on Intel Z170 chipset for Socket LGA1511 platforms. It supports Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 CPUs. The PCB features a pair of DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4 memory modules with the maximum clock frequency of 3466 MHz (up to 32 GB of capacity). Storage subsystem is introduced by 4 SATA 6 Gb/sec ports as well as a single Ultra M.2 x4 slot.


As far as expansion is concerned, the model accommodates a single PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot and one M.2 2230 slot, occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. The 7.1-channel …

Gigabyte GV-N960WF2-4GD: Graphics Card for Multi-Screen Platforms

It goes without saying that modern games advance tough demands towards the volume of video buffer. This aspect emerges full-blown when it goes about the creation of multi-screen platforms and during manipulations with professional graphics. Considering this fact, Gigabyte has launched one more representative of GeForce GTX 960 series – the GeForce GTX 960 WindForce 2X Gaming (codename: GV-N960WF2-4GD) with an enlarged GDDR5 video memory (4 GB instead of 2 GB).



Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 WindForce 2X Gaming is developed on Nvidia GM206 GPU (Nvidia Maxwell architecture) that can operate in two modes, presumed by OC Guru II software package. The first mode, Gaming, offers etalon 1127 MHz/1178 MHz clock frequency, while the second one, OC, is distinguished by increased frequencies: 1152 MHz/1203 MHz (nominal/dynamic). In its turn, video memory runs at 1752 MHz (nominal) and 7010 MHz (effective) frequency.


Along with improvements in memory subsystem, this graphics adapter …

ViewSonic to Release VX57 Series of Affordable Monitors

ViewSonic reports about the release of a new series of affordable monitors – the VX57. The lineup entails a 22.-inch VX2257-mhd, a 24-inch VX2457-mhd and a 27-inch VX2757-mhd item. Each of the models is based on Full HD TN panel (1920x1080) with 170/160 viewing angles and superfast response time – 1.2 ms. Static/dynamic contrast index makes up 1000:1/80M:1. Therefore, the new-comers are appropriate for entertainment purposes (gaming, multimedia).



The integrated panel ensures the maximal brightness of 250-300 cd/m2, 24-84 kHz & 47-75 kHz of horizontal/vertical refresh rate. The displays are furnished with a pair of 2-watt speakers as well as a set of video interfaces: a pair of audio ports, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort and 1x D-Sub. The backside of the panel houses 100x100 VESA bracket for wall mounting.


Besides, the triple comes equipped with a number of integrated technologies:

— Game Mode with pre-installed profiles (FPS1, FPS 2, MOBA, RTS) and three customizable …
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