Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe Review: Getting to Know a New Intel’s Chipset

Intel’s Z-series chipsets have been recently supplemented by a new Z97 Express companion. Its release coincides with the launch of an updated Haswell Refresh CPU line for LGA 1150 socket. The new platform is thought to support PCI Express M.2 interface that substitutes an old-fashioned mSATA one. It is also supposed to support SATA Express interface and the forthcoming Intel Core 5th generation CPUs. What are the real differences between Z97 and preceding chipsets? Let’s find it out through the example of Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard.



Basic Specifications


— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

— expansion slots: 3x PCI-e 3.0 x16, 4x PCI-e 2.0 …

Telum and Ferrum: the Continuators of Aerocool Templarius Genus

Aerocool proudly introduces two new PC cases that have been entitled as Templarius Telum and Templarius Ferrum. As seen from the titles, the novices continue Aerocool's Templarius chassis line and are called to become their worthy representatives. Both models are appropriate for the mounting of gaming computers and other powerful systems. Moreover, they are already on sale, so gamers and other enthusiasts can taste all their benefits in real time.



PC cases Telum and Ferrum are developed in full-tower ATX form-factor. Their dimensions, 420x185x435 mm and 460x200x455 mm correspondingly, promote for the installation of truly voluminous and mighty components: CPU coolers up to 158 mm in height and graphics adapters up to 400 mm in length. Internal framework allows the user to create a really efficient cooling environment, providing room for up to ten fans. Besides, the chassis are equipped with dedicated holes for the water-cooling organization; all tubes and a heatsink can be …

Revel in Gaudy Images with PC Monitor Asus VX239H

All devotees of high-quality imaging are now able to satisfy their need for accurate, bright and sharp color representation with the help of a new PC monitor, elaborated by Asus. Codenamed Asus VX239H, this monitor is a combination of ultimate facilities, elegant design and perfect ergonomics. In order to create a truly high-end product, the manufacturers employed an ultra-thin frame (0.8 mm depth) and an original display stand. It should be mentioned also that the maximal depth of the entire case makes up 14.5 mm only.



Monitor VX239H is based on AH-IPS array and features 23-inch display with the maximal resolution of 1920x1080 (Full HD quality). The implementation of IPS panel ensures prominent color rendering, wide viewing angles (178/178 degreed H/V), perfect brightness (250 cd/m2), and a rather fast response time of 5 ms. Such specifications provide for a comfortable display of dynamic scenes. Besides, this model supports Asus Smart Contrast Ratio technology that allows …
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