Intel Broadwell CPUs will Get BGA Casing

The Internet community is energetically discussing unofficial info concerning the future Intel's Broadwell processors. According to the yet unacknowledged data, Intel will branch off from currently traditional LGA casings in favor to a more advanced BGA solution. At present all CPUs designed by Intel specifically for desktop platforms feature LGA (Land Grid Array) casings which allow the users to upgrade their systems without any hassle. On LGA implementation, the chip is housed within a socket and contacts with the motherboard. As a result, the user might change one chip to the other only with similar set of contacts.

The launch of Intel Broadwell processors, which is planned for 2014, might dramatically change the situation for customers. Most probably Intel will refuse from LGA casings and accommodate all new CPUs in BGA ones, marking the change of Haswell generation to the future Broadwell generation developed under 14 nm technological process. BGA (Ball Grid Array) …

Asus Unveils GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II OC Black Graphics Card

Asus is about to release another addition to the GeForce GTX 970 series of adapters – the GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II OC Black. This videocard is differentiated by a totally black exterior (including PCB, fans and heatpipes) with bright-red details. Besides, it might boast the implementation of a factory overclocking as well as an advanced cooling system. Asus recommends selling the new-comer at the price tag of about 400 EUR.

Asus GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II OC Black is based on Nvidia Maxwell GM204 GPU with 1664 stream processors, 64 ROPs, and 104 TMUs. It runs at 1114 MHz (nominal)/1253 MHz (dynamic) clock frequencies. The card is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (256-bit interface), operating at 7000 MHz frequency. The integrated rear panel accommodates three DisplayPort video ports, one DVI and one HDMI 2.0 ports.

This adapter is thought to support all standard Nvidia’s technologies, DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.4 standards, 4-way SLI technology (2x Nvidia SLI …

ECS Implements Advanced Technologies in Z77H2-A5X Deluxe

ECS is going to release a new motherboard Z77H2-A5X Deluxe developed under the latest technologies with the highest quality standards. The model belongs to ECS Black Series and is predestined specifically for experienced users, overclockers, and just demanding customers. The board is designed in ATX form-factor and employs high-quality semiconductor capacitors, load-proof fins and heat pipes, as well as triple goldish coverage. It is compatible with Intel Ivy/Sandy Bridge processors and LGA1155 socket.

The motherboard inventory embraces 32GB of two-channel DDR3 memory (4 DIMM), the nominal clock frequency of which equals to 1866 MHz; this index might be increased to 2133 MHz on overclocking activity. The board accommodates two PCI Express Gen2 x16 slots (for CrossFireX support and graphics card upgrade), two PCI Express Gen2 x1 and the same number of PCI slots for the connection of other cards. Besides, Z77H2-A5X Deluxe is notable for a good potential in mutual operation with …
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