Intel to Take Care about Power-Efficiency of Ivy Bridge Processors

The rising competition between the two giants in the manufacture of processing units, Intel and AMD, makes each of the two invent ever newer technologies and implement them in their products. The attempts to dominate in the market and win as many consumers usually develop into brand new approaches and brand new advanced facilities.



In this light, Intel is going to upgrade its Ivy Bridge processors to make them more power-efficient. But power-efficiency does not imply that processing units will show less performance; quite the contrary, the manufacturer is willing to combine an utmost performance with the maximal power efficiency level.


Currently, the most power-saving processors of Ivy Bridge generation can be found in mobile devices on Windows platform and in Apple MacBook Air devices. Their TDP level is recorded at 17W. As appears from the above mentioned, the TDP level in upgraded Ivy Bridge processors will be lower than 17W, though the developers do not voice the margin …

Top-Tier Chassis Zalman H1 Review

Zalman has long been deprived of a full-tower flagship PC chassis, after it discontinued the line of GS1200. The anticipation of a new etalon was accompanied by an overall market uncertainty as for the future of desktop platforms. Luckily, laptops and tablets couldn’t fully satisfy the customers’ growing needs, so Zalman decided to fire off with a new top-tier case, entitled H1. Stylish and magnetic from outside, this model has a lot of interesting options in the bins. Let’s have a look at them.



Key Features


Zalman H1 is a full-tower case, featuring 561x238x570 mm dimensions. The chassis is made of steel, aluminum and a high-quality plastic, with exterior and interior totally painted black. Internal layout allows for the installation of motherboards with elongated PCBs, including E-ATX and XL-ATX models. The model houses three external bays for 5.25-inch drives, seven internal bays for 2.5-/3.5-inch drives as well as nine expansion slots.


The case boasts some …

New Mini-PC Foxconn AT-5570 from NanoPC Series

Foxconn introduces a new high-performance mini-PC intended basically at home media systems. Codenamed AT-5570, this computer is characterized by power-efficient, low-noise and compact (190x135x38 mm) properties. Thanks to a dedicated VESA fixing element, AT-5570 might be placed on a rear plate of TV-set or PC monitor; this will offer additional space on the working surface. All potential clients will find this PC either in black or silver casing coloring.



Mini-PC Foxconn AT-5570 is based on two-core AMD C-70 processor and employs AMD Radeon HD 7290 graphics core. The implemented graphics differs dramatically in terms of speed from Intel GMA built-in solutions which are frequently used in similar compact PCs. The model supports DirectX 11 technology and uses DVI/HDMI ports as imaging output; the customer is able to connect two monitors simultaneously to provide for better graphics effects.


The integrated CPU is notable by 9W TDP index that positively influences the warming …
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