Motherboard MSI FM2-A85XA-G65A Review

Military-class motherboards elaborated by MSI have been always distinguished by the implementation of all high-end components within supply circuits, by extended overclocking facilities, and by corresponding exterior design. FM2-A85XA-G65A model corroborates such outstanding descriptions, being a worthy representative of products branded as ‘Military’. Moreover, the integration of high-quality and solid hardware elements enhances its overclocking potential that can’t but gladden PC enthusiasts.



Design and Layout


MSI FM2-A85XA-G65A is developed in ATX form-factor. It is notable by a fanciful, spacious layout, taking into account the full-fledged options integrated within a single chipset. Thus, there is no need in additional controllers. The distance between two graphics slots has been doubled to organize even the most powerful CrossFire configurations. The integrated heatsinks feature 31 mm height; one of them is located only 5 mm far from CPU socket. This implies …

Thermalright to Release a New Venomous X RT Rev.SB-E Cooler



Less than a week is left till the official launch of a new CPU cooler from Thermalright, codenamed Venomous X RT Rev.SB-E. The product is going to hit the market already on 12 April and will cost around $69. One of the key peculiarities assigned to the novel lies in its universal bracket system that promotes for a hassle-free installation into the majority of present-day platforms: AMD Socket AM2(+), FM2, FM1, AM3(+), as well as Intel Socket 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011.


This tower-type CPU cooler consists of a large heatsink, six heat pipes and a single fan. The heatsink is made of aluminum and has got nickel-plated cooper base. Its dimensions feature 127x60x160 mm. The integrated heatpipes boast nickel-plated coverage that ensures longer durability and better heat removal performance.


Thermalright Venomous X RT Rev.SB-E is equipped with TY-120 fan, featuring 120x120x25 mm dimensions and 95 g weight. Its operation is monitored by means of PWM technology that …

The Orange Pi Prime Singleboard PC Is the Pi PC 2 Model’s Successor

Welcome the latest singleboard PC from Orange –Pi Prime, which can be called a successor of the last year's Orange Pi PC 2 model. Common peculiarities include the components layout and SoC Allwinner H5, possessing four Cortex A53 cores and Mali-450MP4 GPU.



Now DDR3 memory is doubled and equals to 2 GB. There is no eMMC module; and the microSD memory card of 64 GB capacity can be used for data storing. Audio and video interfaces are represented by the CEC-compliant HDMI 1.4, a composite port and a mic. The Gigabit Ethernet port is accompanied by the wireless module with support of Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0.


The specialty also features one micro USB and three USB 2.0 ports. Power can be supplied through USB or an appropriate connector from the 5 V, 2 A adapter Among other specs users can find a MIPI CSI connector, 40 outputs supporting Raspberry Pi, a three-pin UART, an IR-receiver, as well as a reset key and a power switch.


The approximate price of Orange Pi …
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