Overclocking-Oriented ASRock Z170 OC Formula Mainboard Review

ASRock Z170 OC Formula is a flagship motherboard with a bunch of intriguing features. Along with an internal perfection, the model boasts a set of options for extreme overclockers. The latter are given a chance to enable LN2 Mode or Slow Mode to achieve the targeted performance results. Moreover, there are facilities for adjusting different parameters in real time. What else can the Z170 OC Formula offer? Let’s find it out.



ASRock Z170 OC Formula Highlights


The motherboard features the following specifications:

— chipset & CPU: Intel Z170, support for Socket 1151, Skylake-S Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR4 SDRAM, up to 64 GB, 2133-4500 MHz frequency;

— GPU: integrated Intel HD 510/530;

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

— expansion: 3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4), 3x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— audio: Realtek ALC1150 controller, 2x Texas Instruments …

BenQ GW2470H: PC Monitor Both for Home & Office Use

BenQ has introduced a new multifunction monitor, targeting both home and corporate users. The GW2470H is a 23-inch solution, based on AMVA+ panel with the integrated LED backlit. It supports Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and its dynamic contrast ratio makes up 20M :1 (3000:1 – static ratio). The maximal brightness equals to 250 cd/m2, while the response time in GtG environment was reduced to 4 ms. Moreover, the display boasts the maximal viewing angles – 178 degrees in both aspects.



BenQ GW2470H comes equipped with two HDMI ports one D-Sub port (video interfaces) as well as one 3.5-mm mini-jack for headphones. The model is housed on a multi-adjustable stand that allows changing the height and tilt alignments.


However, the display is distinguished by its eye-care technologies. It features Flicker-Free technology that eliminates flickering on all brightness levels. In addition, the new-comer supports Low Blue Light option that reduces the ratio of blue light on the …

The Forthcoming Switch to 5 mm HDD Models

Nowadays HDD segment is represented by various products from various companies. However, with the development and release of ultrabooks, manufacturers directed their production to the hybrid-type drives. This resulted in the predominance of hybrid solutions in the market.



Recently Itel has advanced a motion to digress somehow from the production of hybrid drives and switch to the decrease of traditional HDDs dimensions to 5 mm in casing depth. According to the company's assumptions, such change could moderate the price for drives and provide the necessary volume capacity for ultrabooks.


Some manufacturers have already directed a part of their technological powers to the design of HDDs with 5 mm casings. Nevertheless, there appeared a couple of obstacles on their way: the necessity to stabilize data reading and writing activities, and increase of costs spent on drives' production. This will result in the rise of end price.


IT professionals and analysts forecast the …
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