Gigabyte Debuts with Socket AM1 Motherboards

Gigabyte is the first among AMD’s partners to introduce proprietary motherboards for an upcoming Socket AM1 platform. Initially the AM1 series will comprise only two models: the GA-AM1M-S2P and the GA-AM1M-S2H. Both feature micro-ATX form-factor and are supposed to house AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs. They employ two DIMM slots for the integration of up to 32 GB DDR3 memory with 1600 MHz frequency. The release is scheduled for March when the platform is officially introduced.



Gigabyte motherboards have got two SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports for the expansion of storage, one PCIe 2.0 x16, one PCIe x1 and one PCI connector for the connection of add-ons. Network functional consists of gigabit controller from Realtek, whereas audio functional is laid upon 7.1-channel HAD Realtek ALC 887 codec.


The differentiation between the two models lies in the set of internal/external interfaces. Hence, the GA-AM1M-S2P comes with two PS/2 ports, one D-Sub port, four USB ports (3.0 + 2.0), one RJ-45, …

I-O Data Intros LCD-MF225XBR2 Monitor with Full HD Support

I-O DATA, an outstanding Japanese manufacturer of versatile PC devices, is preparing to release a new 21.5-inch monitor, codenamed LCD-MF225XBR2. The greenhorn features 507x178x390 mm dimensions and is based on LCD panel with TN technology. The display is equipped with LED backlight and supports Full HD resolution (1920x1080). Pricing is so far a mystery, although the model will be backed by 3-year’s limited warranty.



I-O Data LCD-MF225XBR2 comes with wide viewing angles – 160/170 degrees in vertical and horizontal aspects. The integrated panel ensures 5 ms response time in GtG environment, the ultimate brightness of 250 cd/m2, static contrast of 1000:1, and dynamic contrast of 5M:1. Besides, the model is able to display up to 16.7 million colors.


The rear part of the screen accommodates three video outputs: HDMI, DVI and D-Sub. The frontal part houses two speakers with a total power of 2 W and 3.5 mm audio socket.


According to the designers, this monitor is …

Chassis Antec P280 Review

Multi-functional chassis are valued highly among enthusiasts, gamers and juts common PC users. That is because such chassis can be employed as for home multimedia PC, gamers PC with up to four graphics adapters, so for multi-disk server purposes. Antec P280 belongs to the very kind of chassis and offers customers numerous facilities for usage. Model P280 belongs to the Performance One line and is characterized as the most appropriate casing for the integration of high-performance systems.



General Specifications and Delivery Kit


Chassis Antec P280 is notable for the integration of Quiet Computing noise lowering technology and the tenancy to Performance One line. It boasts three-layer noise insulating clipboard, rubbered holes for cable grooming, and vibro-damping padding for HDD. Antec P280 is compatible with motherboards of different form-factor up to XL-ATX, and is equipped with nine expansion slots for the installation of four graphics cards. The availability of optical …
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