AMD FX-8350 Review: Improved and Advanced

Processors AMD FX Vishera are considered to be 'heavy metal' in the AMD's inventory. They belong to the products of the second generation and employ an advanced Piledriver architecture. This architecture is intended primarily at managing multi-threading applications to provide for improved performance, if compared with CPUs of the first generation. In addition, FX Vishera chips feature reasonable correlation of power, facilities and price.

Platform and Architecture

CPU AMD FX-8350 is compatible with motherboards which contain AM3+ socket and high-performance logics AMD 990FX, AMD 970, and AMD 990X. It should be noted that boards with such chipsets are able to offer two additional PCI Express x16 sockets which are characterized by high speed index on integration of two video adapters. AMD FX series consists of four CPU models; FX-8350 and FX-8320 house eight cores, FX-6300 feature six cores, while junior model FX-4300 contents itself with only four cores.

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Zalman Divulges Basic Specifications of PSU GoldRock XG Series

Zalman, a recognized manufacturer of cooling systems, PC enclosures and other hardware units, is going to replenish its lineup of products with a high-end PSU series. Codenamed GoldRock XG, the series will be represented by three models of 550W, 650W and 750W power efficiency, ZM550-XG, ZM650-XG, and ZM750-XG correspondingly. The preliminary data demonstrates that all models are equipped with high-level components which allow the product to gain 80 Plus Gold certificate standard. Moreover, Zalman claims that its new PSUs will comply with EPS12V v2.92 and ATX12V v2.3 standards.

GoldRock XG power supply units will be distinguished by high efficiency index that will fluctuate within the measures of 88% to 92%. All the models will be released with the implementation of heat-resistant capacitors with solid and liquid insulator. The series will also boast the integration of LLC topology and DC-DC converter. The latter will ensure the utmost reliability and profitability of the …

Spire Launches Ridge 6601 and Ridge 6602 PC Chassis

Spire has officially launched a new line of budgetary PC chassis, codenamed Spire Ridge. At the moment, there are only two models within the series – the Ridge 6601 and the Ridge 6602. Both are characterized by the support for ATX motherboards and have many other identical specifications: i.e. mid-tower form-factor, 192x415x418 mm dimensions. Still, there are some differentiations as well.

The first distinction between the two models lies in the frontal panel design. Therefore, Ridge 6601 features a laconic panel made of plastic without additional ventilation. In its turn, Ridge 6602 features a half-perforated metallic frontal panel that allows for a more intense cooling of internal components.

The couple boasts identical expansion facilities with two 5.25-inch buckets for optical drives, four 3.5-inch buckets for HDD/SSD, and seven expansion slots. Connectivity options are introduced by a set of frontal interfaces, including two audio slots, one USB 2.0, and one USB …
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