Motherboard Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX Review

Latest Asus development, motherboard Asus Maximus V Formula, is notable for a rather high price. This is explained primarily by the implementation of high-end overclocking options and support of advanced brand technologies. Moreover, one might find this model at even higher price due to the availability of ThunderFX sound board in the nominal delivery set. Despite the pricing policy, this model is a desirable acquirement, since it provides unmatched performance and limitless facilities for overclockers.



Specifications


Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX is developed in XL-ATX form factor. The model is based on Intel Z77 chipset specifically for Socket LGA 1155 CPU slot. CPU supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and Asus TurboV EVO technologies which give access to overclocking facilities. Dedicated facilities allow the customer to alter Bclk frequencies from 80 MHz to 300 MHz (with 0.1 MHz shot) and to change voltage index in CPU, memory chips, PLL, CSA.


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Graphics Card MSI GTX 770 Gaming Review

MSI Gaming product line has already managed to win the hearts of inveterate gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, due to remarkable performance and a perfect overclocking potential. Gaming series includes a set of high-end motherboards, as well as graphics solutions. The first ones come with automatic overclocking facilities and network controllers that improve the quality of connection while gaming; the second ones, with MSI GTX 770 Gaming in particular, bring gaming experience to a new, higher level. However, let’s come closer to the deal and give a detailed review of GTX 770 Gaming model.



Framework and Hardware Base


Graphics adapter MSI GTX 770 Gaming is based on an original PCB with an enforced power supply system. The heart of the item is GK104 chip that features 1536 stream processors, 32 ROPs and 128 TMUs. A black aluminum plank covers almost the whole PCB surface; it is fixed by eight screws at the back and two screws at one of the side panels. This plank contains …

The Curved LG UltraWide 34UC89G Monitor Is Available at $1000

LG Electronics announced an UltraWide 34UC89G PC monitor, mostly intended for gaming purposes.



This 34” wide-screen novelty has a curved IPS panel with the 2560 × 1080 pixels resolution. Key specifications include the 300 cd/m2 brightness level, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 5 ms response time, 178 degrees viewing angles and the 21:9 aspect ratio. 34UC89G ensures 99% coverage of the sRGB colour gamut. Preselected colour settings are managed via the Onscreen Control software.


The display supports the NVIDIA G-Sync adaptive synchronization technology, delivering smooth image transfer. The refresh rate is 166 Hz. On top of everything, the latest LG monitor offers several gaming functions and modes, namely Black Stabilizer (supplies clear imaging in dark zones) and Dynamic Action Sync (accelerates game dynamics).


Among interface options one can find an HDMI 1.4, a DisplayPort 1.2 connectors, as well as a dual-ported USB hub. The manufacturer estimated its specialty to cost …
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