Biostar B85Z: Micro-ATX Mainboard for Audiophiles

Biostar is about to release a new oblectation for audiophiles – the B85Z system board. Featuring micro-ATX form-factor (224x174 mm dimensions), the model combines a full-blown spectrum of facilities each full-format board has. It is developed on Intel B85 Express chipset with Socket LGA1150 for Intel Haswell processors of Core, Pentium and Celeron families. The nominal delivery kit will allegedly comprise DVD with drivers, a pair of SATA cables, a user’s manual, and a rear panel plug.



Biostar B85Z comes equipped with prime-quality capacitors, field-effect transistors, and 4-phase VRM. Memory subsystem is introduced by two slots for DDR3-1600 MHz modules (up to 16 GB overall capacity). The availability of a single PCIe x16 & a pair of PCIe x1 slots ensures sufficient expansion facilities. Moreover, the user is free to create a voluminous storage by means of four SATA III and two SATA II ports.


To continue, the major peculiarity pertained to the motherboard is an …

The Latest EK-FC GeForce GTX FE Water Blocks Will Replace Their Earlier Announced Counterparts for GeForce GTX 10x0 and Titan X

EK Water Blocks presented full-cover water blocks for Pascal generation GeForce GTX video cards, namely EK-FC GeForce GTX FE. The specialty is an extraordinary solution, because it’s compatible with as many as 106 graphics accelerators, which is atypical for full-cover products.



EKWB releases several samples, suitable for GeForce GTX 1060, 1070, 1080, 1080 Ti, Titan X Pascal and Titan Xp cards. The vendor doesn’t distinguish between water blocks models and calls all of them EK-FC GeForce GTX FE. Moreover, the company remarks that new EK-FC GeForce GTX FE units will replace earlier announced products for reference GeForce GTX 10x0 and Titan X adapters.


Specialties will be available in four versions, differing in materials, used for their production. The lower EK-FC GeForce GTX FE part can be performed either out of pure copper or out of nickel-plated copper. The upper part can be manufactured out of POM Acetal or acrylic material. The new EK Water Blocks product is …

Gigabyte Intros GA-J1800N-D2PH Motherboard

Gigabyte is set to unveil in the European market its latest mini-ITX motherboard, codenamed GA-J1800N-D2PH. Featuring 170x170 mm dimensions, the greenhorn is targeting small-sized entry-level desktop PCs. It boasts Ultra Durable 4 Plus hardware base with high-quality components on board. European customers will be able to acquire this model for a price tag of 50 EUR.



Unlike the majority of rival solutions, Gigabyte GA-J1800N-D2PH already comes equipped with a CPU: Intel Celeron (Bay Trail-D), 2.41 GHz nominal frequency, 2.58 GHz dynamic frequency, 1 MB cache L2, integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 792 MHz frequency, 10 W TDP. Due to low power consumption, it might be cooled by a passive cooler.


The motherboard accommodates two SO-DIMM slots for the installation of two-channel DDR3L-1333 MHz memory modules (up to 8 GB). Its other facilities include a pair of SATA II 3 Gb/sec ports, a single PCI slot, one USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, one gigabit Ethernet port, …
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