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, …

Meet New Super Cooler PH-TC12DX from Phanteks

Phanteks decided to amaze the public by releasing a new high-performance cooler PH-TC12DX that is able to cope with practically any up-to-date CPU from Intel or AMD. The sales campaign has started from the USA market where the model goes at $55-$60; the price depends on the color version: coolers with black fan impellers and heatsinks go at $55, while models with red, blue or write components cost $60.



Phanteks PH-TC12DX features tower-like framework. Its construction consists of two heatsink blocks, four U-shape heat pipes that pierce those blocks, and two voluminous 120 mm fans which are located on both sides of aluminum heatsink blocks. The latter are designed with an unusual shape of impellers, known as Maelstrom Vortex Booster (MVB). This cooler is equipped with PWM controller that monitors and regulates fan rotational speed; thus, the speed might be adjusted to the minimal 600 RPM and to the maximal 1800 RPM.


The implemented type of bearings provide for 150000 hours …

OCZ RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD Review

All SSD manufacturers, earlier or later, encounter the limitation problem ascribed to the bandwidth of the connected interface. The way out of the situation is the employment of different interfaces with a better bandwidth. OCZ became famous due to the development of SSDs with outstanding parameters, so it never stops marvelling the community. The company's RevoDrive PCI-Express model is called to maximally approach to the contemporary demands of the market. Besides, it is supposed to be an affordable solution for the demanding consumers.



Design and Specifications


It is a well-known fact that design plays a vital role in the process of winning the targeted customer groups. OCZ RevoDrive PCI-Express is delivered in a black card board with a specific framework which is called to attract the consumer from the first sight. This model is complemented by CD with drivers and cursory user guideline that unveils the product's general specifications:

— volume capacity: 120 GB;
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