Zotac GeForce 640 GT: Kepler for $ 100

The emergence of a new GPU architecture does not only make records in the performance of high-end graphics cards, but often changes the idea of what to expect from an inexpensive card with a low TDP. Let see what can offer GT 640 — associate member of the family Kepler



The lower segment of the GeForce 600 is already fully staffed. In retail, there are cards GT 610, GT 620, GT 630 and GT 640, and in the OEM- channels additionally supplied GeForce 605. But among all of them, only GT 640 can be called a fully new model, since it is based on the architecture of Kepler, and the remaining cards are a familiar model series GeForce 400 and GeForce 500 Architecture (Fermi) with certain minor modifications.


GeForce 640 is based on the GK107 chip, which previously debuted in accelerators GeForce 640M. The performance of the last was comprehensively studied on the laptop Acer Aspire M3-581TG: compared to the GeForce 540M new chip provides a very nice speed boost. GK107 contains one …

ASRock Surfaces J3355B-ITX Mainboard

ASRock enters the market with a mainboard, targeting new Intel Apollo Lake CPUs (14 nm, Intel Goldmont micro-architecture). The J3355B-ITX model is thought to be integrated within laptops or entry-level all-in-one solutions. As seen from the codename, the board is developed in mini-ITX form-factor. It comes equipped with Intel Celeron J3355 processor, operating at 2.0-2.5 GHz frequency. The CPU features 10 W TDP; hence, cooling is backed by a noiseless passive cooler.



ASRock J3355B-ITX accommodates a pair of SO-DIMM slots for DDR3/DDRL3 modules with 1866 MHz frequency (up to 16 GB). The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 500 GPU that runs at 700 MHz. The connection of drives is realized via two SATA III ports. The incorporated PCIe 2.0 x16 slot is optimal for expansion cards, rather than a VGA card.


To continue, audio subsystem is based on 7.1-channel Realtek ALC887 controller, whereas network facilities are ensured with the help of Realtek RTL8111GR …

Cooler Master introduces power supply unit Silent Pro Platinum in denomination of 1000 and 550

The official website of Cooler Master describes detailed characteristics of the first PSU of

Silent Pro Platinum series. According to the statements, the contractor Enhance Electronics

has developed models with capacity of 550 and 1000 W. Their system effectiveness measure

(90% to 94% with 230v) distinguishes them among other offers. These measures also guarantee

moderate heat excretion.



Senior kilowatt power supply unit provides a supply of up to 984 watts of power on the +12 V

line, the youngest – up to 540 W. 135-mm fan on the hydrodynamic bearing is respective for the

cooling of both the representatives of the Silent Pro Platinum line.


In the composition of power sources heat-resistant capacitors made in Japan, the transformer

LP9, aluminum radiators, double EMI filter and active power factor correction mechanism

are used. Cooler Master reports about the possibility of constructing chords 4-Way SLI and

CrossFireX (with Silent Pro Platinum 1000W) and …
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