A320M Grenade and A320M Bazooka Motherboards by Micro-Star International

Customers have an opportunity to put to the test two new motherboards from the Micro-Star International Company. These products, based on the A320 chipset and performed in the microATX form factor, are meant for the AM4 platform. They are called A320M Grenade and A320M Bazooka.



Both novelties are equipped with the six-phase CPU power system, two expansion slots, two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots and one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot. DDR4-2667 RAM of up to 32 GB (for the A320M Grenade model) and up to 64 GB (for the A320M Bazooka sample) capacity can be installed. Drives can be connected via four SATA 6 Gbps ports and one 32 Gbps M.2 slot. The Realtek RTL8111H controller ensures the wired network interface functioning; and the audio is delivered due to the Realtek ALC892 (ALC887 when referring to A320M Grenade) codec. HDMI, DisplayPort and D-Sub serve for the image output.


Considering aforesaid, one may conclude, that MSI A320M Grenade and A320M Bazooka motherboards are intended for …

Cryorig Readies a Pair of Uncanny Ola & Taku Chassis

Cryorig, a renowned designer of CPU coolers & fans, decided to expand its expertise by developing a couple of one-off PC chassis – the Ola and the Taku. Both greenhorns are differentiated by an extraordinary design, a far cry from traditional tower-cases. They are thought to support mini-ITX motherboards and come with a pair of drive bays (2.5-/3.5-inch). The models will be promulgated within the framework of the Computex 2016.



Presumably, Cryorig Ola’s cylindrical case features 378.5x226x205 mm dimensions. Cryorig Taku positions itself as a monitor stand, featuring 567x270x134.8 mm dimensions. Their internal layout allows for the installation of SFX power supply units (130-mm long) as well as 280/240-mm long videocards. The permissible height of the CPU cooler makes up 82 mm & 42 mm correspondingly.


To continue, the Ola is considered to support CPUs with up to 100 W TDP. The case comes with multiple ventilation grids which are called to improve airflow. The top facet …

Review of Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5

The process of PC layout is quite delicate for the majority of people, since it depends on many factors, including requirements to the PC’s performance and customers’ financial possibilities. Motherboard selection is considered to be the most difficult stage in the process because it defines the basic functional characteristics of the computer. It should be stated that motherboards, which are attributed to the top line, show rather good functional but are frequently unaffordable. Quite the contrary, motherboards of the medium line are more preferable for people with average requirements and possibilities. Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 falls under this category of motherboards and is a perfect alternative for customers with specific requirements and average wages.


Design and Deployment


Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is based on Intel X79 chip set for the platform LGA2011. Circuit board is produced in black color and perfectly harmonizes with other elements: red startup button and …
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