Greeting an Affordable Z170A-X1/3.1 Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock is known for developing high-quality hardware components for a relatively affordable price. Thence, its latest Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX mainboard is not an exception, since its price tag does not go beyond $100. In order to cheapen the prime cost, the manufacturer backed away SATA Express & M.2 connectors, limiting the PCB by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.



To add, instead of a modern 8-channel audio controller it incorporated a well-known Realtek ALC892 item. The other boons of modernity remained unchanged. Thus, ASRock took Intel Z170 top chipset as the basis for the motherboard. The chipset is targeting the latest Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4-3466 MHz RAM (up to 64 GB max. capacity).


Graphics facilities are ensured thanks to a pair of PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, although there are three more PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots for the connection of other items. Network options are entrusted to gigabit Intel I219V LAN …

Sapphire Presents New Graphics Card HD 7870 Flex with Dual-X Cooler

Sapphire Technology has officially presented a new model of its graphics card with the implemented unique Flex solution. Codenamed HD 7870 Flex Edition, this card is based on Graphics Core Next architecture developed by AMD. One of the peculiarities observed in this model is the integration of a high-end cooling system Dual-X that is called to ensure efficient cooling down and practically silent work. Dual-X system consists of heat pipes and two fans, the bearings of which accommodate dirt-repellent coverage.



All models of Sapphire Flex series are able to support three DVI monitors in Eyefinity mode and create SLS conditions without the employment of active adapters. Two monitors are connected to the DVI ports, while the third one – to the HDMI to DVI connector. In addition, customers have got real opportunity to connect up to five monitors simultaneously due to the availability of two DisplayPort sockets. This might serve a good background for the creation of solutions for …

The Launch of the Fastest SSD for Mac OS from Promise

Promise Technology finally starts the sales of its new SSD model announced this summer. This solid-state drive has been entitled Pegasus J2 and developed specifically for ultra compact PCs based on Mac OS platform. Indeed, traditional PC casings provide for the installation of additional winchesters with extension purposes in mind; in case of laptops and ultrabooks, winchesters are of no use, so SSDs are the only way to dramatically extend the facilities. Promise designed its Pegasus J2 exactly with this consideration in mind.



The integration of Thunderbolt interface is supposed to be the most beneficial characteristic of Pegasus J2. This promotes for high speed operations and more efficient data processing. This model is delivered in two variations: 256GB and 512GB which currently cost approximately $800 and $1500 correspondingly. Compact dimensions of both models make them easily transportable and are a perfect match for MacBook Pro/Air devices.


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Gateway E-4000 based on Intel Corporation D845GRG

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  • COMPUTER
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  • DISPLAY
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  • HDC
  • KEYBOARD
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