Motherboard Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Review

Classical desktops are gradually giving way to more advanced and compact PC solutions. The times when compact dimensions signified about fewer facilities have gone, and present-day PC market is able to offer all-in-one solutions, as well as, multi-functional, high-end mini-ATX motherboards. Asus is notable for the constant overcoming of stereotypes that allegedly stagger the development of motherboard functionality. Its P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboard proves practically unlimited facilities integrated in products of mini-ATX form factor.

Design and Integration

The availability of an additional board with power components is supposed to be the basic design peculiarity of Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboard. It is located athwart to the main board and takes DIGI+VRM functions. Those functions are called to provide the motherboard with an efficient CPU power supply subsystem that is able to demonstrate good loading facilities. The additional board is developed according to the …

A New Series of Haswell-Based Gigabyte Brix Mini-PCs

The appearance of Brix mini-PCs last spring was Gigabyte’s debut in this market segment. The first products were elaborated specifically for Intel Ivy Bridge processors. However, the company decided to update the line of ultra-compact PCs with four new models. Entitled GB-BXCE-2955, GB-BXi7-4500, GB-BXi5-4200, and GB-BXi3-4010, the products are characterized by the support of power-efficient Intel Haswell CPUs.

The most efficient model is Gigabyte GB-BXi7-4500 with the integrated Intel Core i7-4500U processor (1.8/3.0 GHz), whereas the least efficient turns to be Gigabyte GB-BXCE-2955, based on Intel Celeron 2955U (1.4 GHz). At the same time, Gigabyte GB-BXi5-4200 is equipped with Intel Core i5-4200U CPU (1.6/2.6 GHz) and Gigabyte GB-BXi3-4010 comes with Intel Corei3-4010U solution (1.7 GHz).

Except for diverse CPUs, all four Brix mini-PCs feature practically analogous specifications:

— dimensions: 114.4x107.6x29.9 mm;

— memory: two DIMM slots, support for 16 …

Palit to Release GTX 1070 JetStream & GameRock Videocards

Following the official release of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1070 graphics adapter, the company’s partners have started unveiling their own modifications. Hence, Palit is about to launch four videocards, based on Pascal microarchitecture: GTX 1070 JetStream, GTX 1070 Super JetStream, GTX 1070 GameRock & GTX 1070 GameRock Premium Edition. All greenhorns employ GP104-200 GPU (16 nm, FinFet) with 1920 CUDA, 64 ROPs and 120 TMUs.

These videocards feature an 8-phase VRM system that uses a reliable hardware base, including solid-state capacitors and DrMOS chips. The GPU is accompanied by 8 GB of GDDR5 memory; its clock frequency across the line makes up 2.0/8.0 GHz (256 Gb/sec bandwidth) but for the GameRock Premium Edition model that delivers 2125/8500 MHz frequency & 272 Gb/sec bandwidth.

Cooling of all key components is provided by 2.5-slot coolers. They entail a copper base, a few copper heatpipes, a dual-section aluminum heatsink as well as a pair of 100 mm fans with …
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