GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-WIFI Review: Exploring the other end of the mini-ITX spectrum

buy dapoxetine canada why not try this out The recent times have been really exciting for small form factor system builders. With the advent of more and more power efficient yet better performing than previous generation hardware, the scenario that a mini-ITX board should only be used for HTPC/NAS has changed dramatically.  Motherboard manufacturers have been lapping this opportunity as well, and we have seen even gaming oriented mini-ITX boards emerge since Intel’s Haswell platform emerged. With the second generation Haswell (Devil’s Canyon) released, most of the Z87 mini-ITX boards have been refreshed with Z97 chipset. While some…

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ASUS Maximus VII Impact Review: Mini ITX Rocket

Even five years back, the term mini-ITX was generally paired with HTPCs or small-scale, low-power servers. It was not a wrong mindset at that time, since most of the mini-ITX boards came with limited feature sets. From the manufacturer’s point of view it was a safer route since most of the mainstream CPUs were power hungry and there weren’t enough technological advances to control the heat generated around the CPU socket/VRM section. Add to that the restricted PCB space and you got a cramped version of a full sized ATX…

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ASUS Maximux VII Impact Preview

Mini-ITX and ROG – this is what the Impact SKU stands for. One of the newest entrants to the game, this little board aims high: how much can a user get in a mini-ITX board? The Maximus VII Impact is based on Intel’s Devil’s Canyon platform which is essentially a refresh for Haswell. The essential design has not changed. We still get the vertically soldered VRM daughterboard, separate daughterboards for SupremeFX Audio and MPCIe combo (802.11ac WiFi/BT module running off an M.2 socket 3 slot), and impact control – which…

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