MSI AM1I: Motherboard with Military Class 4 Hardware Base

MSI is one of the first manufacturers to introduce a motherboard for the newly launched AMD AM1 platform. The MSI AM1I features rather compact dimensions (170x170 mm) but its mini-ITX form-factor does not affect the specified functional possibilities for entry-level systems. The model supports AMD Athlon/Sempron processors for the above-mentioned socket.

The employment of Military Class 4 hardware base is supposed to be a major advantage of AM1I motherboard. It involves dark chokes, dark capacitors and other crucial components, which are backed by Military Class Essentials technology. The latter is called to protect the PCB from varied unfavorable happenings, i.e. high humidity, electrostatic discharge or high temperatures.

The PCB comes with two DIMM slots for the incorporation of one-channel DDR3 memory modules (up to 32 GB) with 1333/1600 MHz frequency. Storage is organized by means of two SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, whereas expansion of functional is due to two PCI …

‘Extreme’ Facilities Offered by Zalman ZM1250 Platinum PSU

Zalman seems to be relentless in its attempts to daze all potential customers, as well as rivals. In this respect, there is no doubt that the company manages to regularly indulge consumers with ever newer, ever better power supply units. One of such dazzling products is Zalman ZM1250 Platinum PSU which is thought to belong to the high-end segment. As seen from the codename, the unit’s total power equals to 1250 W, providing for practically unlimited opportunities for extreme overclockers and enthusiasts. Due to ‘extreme’ facilities, this model easily attained 80+Platinum standard, demonstrating up to 93% efficiency.

ZM1250 Platinum is a modular power supply with all detachable cables, except for 24-contact and 8-contact ones. Upon the whole, the unit supports five cables for ODD/HDD devices and six 6+2-contact cables PCI Express.

To continue, ZM1250 Platinum is a dual-rail PSU: one 12V rail (45A) plus one more 12V rail (65A). Their combination suggests the …

Graphics Card HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQX Turbo Review

Developments in the graphics card sector marvel people every single day. Gamers and enthusiasts are craving for new products to be able to play even the most voluminous games, and to work with any graphic material. There are, of course, budget models which offer good opportunities for standard needs. HIS company, an established supplier of alternative cooling systems and PC hardware, has introduced its new graphics card, codenamed HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQX Turbo, with the outstanding cooling system and laudable overclocking performance.

Design and Layout

The initial delivery kit of HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQX Turbo is not distinguished by the abundance of accessories. It contain only the most vital components, necessary for the installation and further utilization: user manual, CD with drivers, CrossFire bridge and adapter, and jackscrew for better transportation.

This graphics card has got bright and individual design that stands in contrast with other products of this …
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