Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6 (LGA1150 Platform) Review

Intel Z87 platform is masterfully penetrating into all global markets. ASRock is the company that has already managed to introduce a set of products based on this platform, including Z87 Extreme6 model. The very board is supposed to be an advanced solution for enthusiasts, containing all necessary for specific usage attributes: POST-indicator, a powerful VRM system with a massive heatsink, and a lot of other facilities mentioned below.



Design and Layout


ASRock Z87 Extreme6 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm dimensions. Its top side accommodates a large number of components, while the reverse side revels in three driver-doublers (ISL6611A) of CPU power rails only. Intel Z87 chipset is cooled down by a voluminous heatsink. A couple of additional ASM1061 controllers are soldered right to the system logics; they allow for the usage of up to ten devices with SATA 6 Gb/sec connectivity interface. The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics core. …

D-Link Showcases AC1900 DWA-192 USB Adapter

D-Link announces the availability of a new wireless USB adapter, entitled AC1900 DWA-192. It is called to facilitate the connection of desktop/mobile PCs (as well as multimedia & gaming devices) to wireless 802.11ac networks, providing up to 1300 Mb/sec within the 5 GHz range or 600 Mb/sec within the 2.4 GHz range.



D-Link AC1900 DWA-192 features USB 3.0 interface, connecting directly to the PC/laptop without additional power source. High-speed interface ensures super-fast data transfer speed (5 Gb/sec) in order to comply with the latest wireless requirements. This adapter proves to be rather efficient when combined with AC1900 DIR-880L or AC3200 DIR-890L wireless routers.


The model employs MIMO 3x4 chip with an integrated Smart-antenna and an amplifier. It supports AC SmartBeam technology that is intended to form a directional signal, void of any interference. Moreover, it provides for a smooth broadcasting of HD video, high-quality gaming and video-chatting, fast file …

Motherboard MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Review (Part I)

MSI motherboards game series enjoys steady popularity, so let’s start getting acquainted with the updated line of products based on Intel Z270 with a simple average model having the M5 index.


Technical Characteristics

This is a full-featured product with few bonuses and no sharp simplifications in its design. The power subsystem looks quite convincing and an additional controller for USB 3.1 ports on the rear panel is engaged.


The total set of possibilities is as follows:


Model: MSI Z270 Gaming M5 (MS-7A78 VER: 1.0) Chipset: Intel Z270 Processor sockets: Socket 1151 Processors: Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron (Skylake-S, Kaby Lake-S) Memory: 4 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400/2600 */ 2800 */ 3000 */ 3200 */ 3600 */ 3800 *(OC), a maximum of 64 GB PCI-E slots: 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16 + x0, x8 + x8) 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x4)3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 M.2: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280/22110)

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x4 (Key M, 2242/2260/2280)
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