The SEAGATE Barracuda series of PCs is based on Intel's Broadwell architecture. Although the first models in this line have been released some time ago, there has been a significant demand for new products based on the second generation Skylake architecture. As a result, the company's new SEAGATE Barracuda 510 has been released to meet the demand.
On the inside, the Barracuda series has been designed with high performance and top I/O connections in mind. Intel's Broadwell processors are designed to provide smooth running operations for computing applications. Broadwell also supports better power management so that it can deliver power consumption at less levels when idle.
In addition to those features, it is significant that these new desktop motherboards support two PCIe Gen3 x8 graphics slots. One of the graphics slots is shared with the operating system and other accessories like sound cards and mice. In case one of the slots is not available, the second slot is usually full, leaving less space for other equipment. Due to that limitation, graphic card users are required to make use of alternate graphics devices.
For the past few years, graphics cards in computers have had problems with power delivery. Also known as power sinking, the result of the drop in power was that the cards were not able to deliver enough bandwidth to the operating system, thereby reducing its processing speed. Although this problem has been fixed by the use of the new Skylake design, there are still some people who are concerned about the future availability of new graphics cards.
It should be noted that desktop motherboards such as the SEAGATE Barracuda 510 are built for both short-term and long-term operation. However, the motherboard is designed with an energy efficient mode called low power state. This mode uses low voltage state that avoids the disruption of a battery power supply.
The motherboards are also equipped with support for two PCIe Gen3 x8 graphics slots in combination with one PCIe Gen3 x4 slot. To accommodate these requirements, the motherboards feature cutting-edge high bandwidth circuit design to ensure optimal power delivery and efficient use of graphics card power.
In addition to the integrated GPUs, desktop motherboards such as the SEAGATE Barracuda 510 also support two DIMM slots for dual channel memory configuration. There is also space for two SATA III ports, which is a major advantage when the graphics cards are placed on the PCI Express lanes.
An important point to consider is the compatibility with motherboards, especially if the graphics cards in your PC's are not compatible with the motherboard. There are only a limited number of motherboards which can accommodate graphic cards. If the PCI Express cards are out of the specification, the user might encounter problems during the installation process and may lose data, especially during system reboots.
A motherboard that has enough RAM is essential for processing heavy workloads. While it is not mandatory for every computer to have at least 8 GB of RAM, it is very essential for advanced systems that need to process large numbers of commands from the operating system and application programs. With the onboard RAM, the computer system will not experience any performance degradation when the RAM is disconnected.
New desktop motherboards such as the SEAGATE Barracuda 510 include a variety of ports for connecting peripherals and connectivity to external devices. When connected to external devices, they can take advantage of PCI Express connectivity.
The power management feature is another feature that is worth noting. As power consumption is a key consideration in the process of running graphics cards, power saving will greatly benefit users because it will minimize the demand on the operating system when graphics cards are active.
The motherboard should also be equipped with USB 3.0 ports that support both internal and external devices such as printers and scanners. network adapters. Besides all these features, you can also upgrade to a PCI Express slot for better features such as graphics cards.