Gigabyte Announces New Mini-PC Brix GB-Bace-3160

Gigabyte adds another mini-PC to its small-sized solutions. This time the company introduces a low-budget Brix GB-Bace-3160 model targeting entry-level users (home/office use). It might be employed to fulfill such routine tasks as file editing, web surfing & multimedia boot. The model boasts a strict all-black design, featuring 114.4x107.6x56.1 mm case dimensions.

Gigabyte Brix GB-Bace-3160 accommodates a 4-core Intel Celeron J3160 CPU (14 nm) that operates at 1.6/2.24 GHz frequency; it is accompanied by an integrated Intel HD Graphics 400 graphics core (320-700 MHz frequency). The PCB houses only a single SO-DIMM slot for the installation of DRR3L-1600 memory.

Storage subsystem is introduced by a single SATA III (6 Gb/sec) port, intended for the incorporation of 2.5-inch SSD/HDD. Audio subsystem is supported by Realtek ALC255 controller. Furthermore, this mini-PC comes with a 4-watt power supply unit.

Network facilities are realized by means of gigabit LAN port …

Desktop Wexler Home PC 649 Review

The destination of a specific computer defines the selection of appropriate components. Computer can be utilized for business purposes, for entertainment purposes, as well as for home routine purposes. Some people choose individual approach to the computer layout and select the components separately, relying on their characteristics and performance. At the same time, there are people who give preference to the ready layout solutions for home-based purposes. Desktop Wexler Home PC 649 can be attributed exactly to this category of devices which are called to accomplish a range of home assignments.

Configuration and Technical Peculiarities

Wexler Home PC 649 can be, undoubtedly, called an inexpensive but efficient solution for home purposes. For sure, it doesn’t belong to the top line of products, however its performance and general characteristics serve all basic needs a customer might have. Wexler Home PC 649 is based on AMD LIano platform with AMD A6 X3 3500 processor of …

Intel Broadwell CPUs will Get BGA Casing

The Internet community is energetically discussing unofficial info concerning the future Intel's Broadwell processors. According to the yet unacknowledged data, Intel will branch off from currently traditional LGA casings in favor to a more advanced BGA solution. At present all CPUs designed by Intel specifically for desktop platforms feature LGA (Land Grid Array) casings which allow the users to upgrade their systems without any hassle. On LGA implementation, the chip is housed within a socket and contacts with the motherboard. As a result, the user might change one chip to the other only with similar set of contacts.

The launch of Intel Broadwell processors, which is planned for 2014, might dramatically change the situation for customers. Most probably Intel will refuse from LGA casings and accommodate all new CPUs in BGA ones, marking the change of Haswell generation to the future Broadwell generation developed under 14 nm technological process. BGA (Ball Grid Array) …
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