Overview of the MSI B250M Mortar Motherboard

January of 2017 was marked by the emergence of new processors Intel Kaby Lake-S, while the motherboard manufacturers have released products based on fresh 200- series chipsets. The PCH execution identity allows vendors to produce different models based on the earlier designed PCB. MSI B250M Mortar is one of the kind, as the manufacturer has a similar model – MSI Z270M Mortar.


Technical Characteristics



In fact, B250 is the youngest of the latest generation products. The most significant of its innovations is supporting the work of drives with PCI-E interface, mainly implemented in the popular now format M.2. The model is equipped with an expansion slot of this type. Additional adapters are unavailable, so all the possibilities come through Intel B250. The network interface uses the Intel controller, and the sound is formed by Realtek ALC892.


The B250M’s characteristics are as follows:


• Chipset – Intel B250 • Processor socket – Socket 1151 • …

Kingmax Enlarges the SME Xvalue Lineup with Two New SSD Series

Kingmax, a renowned manufacturer of various data storage and memory solutions, has replenished its SME Xvalue lineup of solid-state drives with a pair of new series. Codenamed SME 32 Xvalue and SME 35 XValue, both series count three models of 60 GB, 120 GB, and 240 GB capacities. It should be noted that the first lineup is predestined to be installed into laptops and small-sized devices, whereas the second one – into desktop PCs.



SME Xvalue SSDs are designed in 2.5-inch form-factor and feature 100.5x69.85x7 mm dimensions. All of them employ SATA 6 Gb/sec interface and are based on MLC NAND flash memory. The drives can operate under 5V voltage within the temperature ranges of 0-+70 degrees. The manufacturer claims that their fail-proof operation time might achieve an unbelievable index — 1.200.000 hours.


In terms of performance, the implementation of advanced memory chips promotes for rather striking speed characteristics. Hence, the maximal sequential Read speed makes …

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid Gaming – a Novelty by EVGA

The EVGA Co. introduced GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid Gaming, which is its latest graphics card.



The remarkable point about this product is the presence of the hybrid cooling system, incorporating the nonmaintained system with a 120 mm fan for GPU and memory chips chilling and a casing with a fan for cooling power subsystem elements heatsinks.


The iCX technology applied involves the use of nine thermal sensors, exactly indicating various adapter parts overheating. The hybrid cooling system lets decrease the GPU temperature by 35 degrees, and the memory temperature — by 30 degrees comparing with the reference sample.


The core’s clock rates are 1,556/1,670 MHz, and the memory operates at the 11 GHz frequency. The power supply subsystem features 9 phases. Components are protected by EVGA's warranty.
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