A Pair of New A88X-Based Motherboards for Socket FM2(+) from ASRock

According to the ASRock official website, the company has just unveiled the specifications of its two new motherboards, based on AMD A88X chipset. Codenamed FM2A88M Extreme4+ and FM2A88X Extreme6+, this couple has joined A-Style Series lineup and is estimated for APUs from AMD that support Socket FM2/FM2+ and have not more than 100 W TDP level. The realization of ASRock XFast 555 concept, which embraces XFast RAM/USB/LAN options, is the feature that unites both new-comers. Nevertheless, there are a lot of distinguishing features that make each model so peculiar.

ASRock FM2A88M Extreme4+ boasts the following specifications:

— form-factor: micro-ATX;

— memory: 4 DIMM slots, support for DDR3 modules running at 1066-2600+ (O.C) MHz, two-channel operational mode, maximal capacity – 64 GB;

— power supply system: digital controller, 4+2-phase power scheme;

— expansion facilities: one PCI slot, one PCIe 2.0 x1, one PCIe 2.0 x16, one PCIe 3.0 x16;

— storage: …

Deepcool Intros Dual-Fan GamerStorm Assassin II CPU Cooler

Deepcool Industries comes out with the second revision of Assassin CPU cooler. The GamerStorm Assassin II is a dual-fan solution intended for hard-core users with thirst for utmost performance and noiseless operation. The model is compatible with most of AMD and Intel platforms, including AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2/FM2+ & LGA 775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011/2011-v3.

Featuring 167x158x143 mm dimensions, the new-comer complies with all up-to-date requirements for high-end PC builds. Its framework comprises two aluminum heatsink blocks, consisting of 48 fins which are connected by means of eight nickel-plated heatpipes (6 mm each).

This cooler comes with two integrated fans, both based on fluid-dynamic bearing. The first 140 mm model is able to rotate at 300-1200 RPM with the maximal produced airflow of 70.08 CFM; it noise level fluctuates between 17.8-27.3 dB range. The second 120 mm fan might accelerate up to 1400 RPM, producing 68.06 CFM airflow and 27.3 dB noise.

Elsa to Replenish the Line of Graphics Cards with GeForce GTX 670

Elsa Technology has announced the future release of its alternative version of graphics adapter Nvidia GeForce GTX 670. The new model is developed according to 28 nm technological process and employs GK104 chip with 1344 CUDA cores. It also boasts the implementation of advanced architecture, called Kepler. The major distinction of Elsa GeForce GTX 670 from its reference models is the integration of Silent Air Cooling technology (SAC).

This model is based on blue circuit board destined for PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus. Elsa graphics card is equipped with GDDR5 memory type (256 bit interface) and has got 2048 Mb of overall volume capacity. The backplate is assigned for a couple of DVI ports, a single HDMI, and one DisplayPort 1.2 port. This graphics adapter is compatible with DirectX 11 and employs Nvidia FXAA and Nvidia TXAA technologies for the improvement of imaging. It also supports Adaptive Vsync mode for more smooth games playback, as well as, Nvidia SLI, Nvidia 3D Vision, Nvidia …
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