Gigabyte Launches Small-Sized GA-ABN350N-Gaming WiFi Mainboard

Gigabyte Technology adds another mainboard to its inventory: this time it’s GA-ABN350N-Gaming WiFi model, designed in Mini-ITX form-factor. The greenhorn is compatible with AMD AM4 platform as well as APU Raven Ridge provided that UEFI firmware is updated. It houses AMD B350 chipset that is eligible for overclocking.



Gigabyte GA-ABN350N-Gaming WiFi accommodates a 6-phase VRM system, allowing to install up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 MHz memory modules. Expansion facilities are backed by a single PCIe 3.0 x16 bus, whereas storage subsystem is represented by four SATA III ports & one M.2 slot.


Furthermore, the back panel features a pair of USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, in addition to DisplayPort & HDMI video outputs. Network facilities are supported by Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 adapters; besides, there is a wired gigabit controller, developed by Realtek.


Some other peculiarities of the motherboard include the integration of RGB Fusion LED backlight …

Scythe Intros a Universal CPU Cooler Iori

Scythe, a renowned developer of cooling solutions, introduces a new CPU cooler, entitled Iori. Due to an offbeat framework, the model is primarily targeting small-sized systems with mini-ITX and micro-ATX motherboards. It is compatible with practically all modern platforms (Intel 775/115x/1366 and AMD FM1/FM2/FM2+/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+), save for Intel LGA2011 and AMD Socket AM1. The cooler is already on free sale at the price tag of 24.50 EUR.



Scythe Iori is all about nickel-plated heatsink with a copper base, three heatpipes that pierce the plates twice, and a single 100 mm axial GlideStream 100 fan, located on the top of the framework. The latter employs a sleeve bearing and supports PWM technology. It enables the variation of rotational speeds within the ranges of 300-1800 RPM. Herein, the fan is able to produce up to 43.74 CFM at the maximal noise level of 26.7 dB.


Taking into account that all the components on the small-sized motherboards’ PCB are tightly soldered, …

Monitor Samsung SyncMaster SA950 Review

Samsung never frustrates its devotees when it comes to the release of high-quality products. Monitor segment is not an exception. This summer the company launched a new series of FullHD monitors with ultramodern design and improved ergonomics. SyncMaster SA950 belongs to the senior model lineup and boasts the implementation of brand 3D formation technology which differs from the wide-spread Nvidia 3D Vision one. Upon the whole, this model resembles other 3D monitors, however is able to offer unmatched display facilities and user-friendly control options.



General Peculiarities and Ergonomics


SyncMaster SA950 is based on TN-array and goes with 1920x1080 resolution. The maximal loft frequency approximates 120 Hz. The major peculiarity of this model is that it supports practically any graphics cards and works with any video signal source (that is able to form 3D imaging in side-by-side, frame-by-frame, or interlace modes).


The other distinctive feature of SA950 is its …
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