A New Series of Haswell-Based Gigabyte Brix Mini-PCs

The appearance of Brix mini-PCs last spring was Gigabyte’s debut in this market segment. The first products were elaborated specifically for Intel Ivy Bridge processors. However, the company decided to update the line of ultra-compact PCs with four new models. Entitled GB-BXCE-2955, GB-BXi7-4500, GB-BXi5-4200, and GB-BXi3-4010, the products are characterized by the support of power-efficient Intel Haswell CPUs.



The most efficient model is Gigabyte GB-BXi7-4500 with the integrated Intel Core i7-4500U processor (1.8/3.0 GHz), whereas the least efficient turns to be Gigabyte GB-BXCE-2955, based on Intel Celeron 2955U (1.4 GHz). At the same time, Gigabyte GB-BXi5-4200 is equipped with Intel Core i5-4200U CPU (1.6/2.6 GHz) and Gigabyte GB-BXi3-4010 comes with Intel Corei3-4010U solution (1.7 GHz).


Except for diverse CPUs, all four Brix mini-PCs feature practically analogous specifications:

— dimensions: 114.4x107.6x29.9 mm;

— memory: two DIMM slots, support for 16 …

Kingmax Enlarges the SME Xvalue Lineup with Two New SSD Series

Kingmax, a renowned manufacturer of various data storage and memory solutions, has replenished its SME Xvalue lineup of solid-state drives with a pair of new series. Codenamed SME 32 Xvalue and SME 35 XValue, both series count three models of 60 GB, 120 GB, and 240 GB capacities. It should be noted that the first lineup is predestined to be installed into laptops and small-sized devices, whereas the second one – into desktop PCs.



SME Xvalue SSDs are designed in 2.5-inch form-factor and feature 100.5x69.85x7 mm dimensions. All of them employ SATA 6 Gb/sec interface and are based on MLC NAND flash memory. The drives can operate under 5V voltage within the temperature ranges of 0-+70 degrees. The manufacturer claims that their fail-proof operation time might achieve an unbelievable index — 1.200.000 hours.


In terms of performance, the implementation of advanced memory chips promotes for rather striking speed characteristics. Hence, the maximal sequential Read speed makes …

Gigabyte GV-N960WF2-4GD: Graphics Card for Multi-Screen Platforms

It goes without saying that modern games advance tough demands towards the volume of video buffer. This aspect emerges full-blown when it goes about the creation of multi-screen platforms and during manipulations with professional graphics. Considering this fact, Gigabyte has launched one more representative of GeForce GTX 960 series – the GeForce GTX 960 WindForce 2X Gaming (codename: GV-N960WF2-4GD) with an enlarged GDDR5 video memory (4 GB instead of 2 GB).



Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 WindForce 2X Gaming is developed on Nvidia GM206 GPU (Nvidia Maxwell architecture) that can operate in two modes, presumed by OC Guru II software package. The first mode, Gaming, offers etalon 1127 MHz/1178 MHz clock frequency, while the second one, OC, is distinguished by increased frequencies: 1152 MHz/1203 MHz (nominal/dynamic). In its turn, video memory runs at 1752 MHz (nominal) and 7010 MHz (effective) frequency.


Along with improvements in memory subsystem, this graphics adapter …
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