Meet Small-Sized QC5000M Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock enters the mainboard market with a new micro-ATX solution, entitled QC5000M. The greenhorn takes Kabini platform as the basis, featuring AMD A4-5000 hybrid processor (28 nm) with 4 Jaguar cores and 1.5 GHz clock frequency. The APU is accompanied by two slots for one-channel DDR3-1600 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB) and an integrated AMD Radeon HD 8330 graphics (500 MHz clock frequency, compatibility with DirectX 11.1 standard).

The implemented APU boasts 15 W TDP only, requiring a small-sized heatsink for efficient cooling. The model takes power via 24-pin ATX connector and is based on AMD A68 chipset. It is equipped with a single PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, a pair of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots, and the same amount of SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.

Network and audio facilities are represented by Realtek RTL8111GR Gigabit Ethernet controller and 7.1-channel Realtek ALC887 codec respectively. Additionally, the PCB is furnished with ELNA sound capacitors. The rear side of the motherboard …

SSD Comay Venus Pro 3 Review

SSD market segment boasts hundreds of products supplied by hundreds of companies. That is why, it's quite difficult for a start-up manufacturer to storm into this industry and offer really unique, worthy and high-end item. Despite such conjuncture, Chinese company CoreRise Electronics Corp. has developed and released its own SSD which can rival the renowned products in performance and design. With the aim to attract as much attention to its Comay Venus Pro 3, the manufacturer took care of the product's design and technical peculiarities. Comay Venus Pro 3 is a flagship line which is represented by models of 60 GB to 480 GB volume capacities.

Design and Specifications

Comay Venus Pro 3 is delivered in a small card box which contains SSD itself, brief user manual, and SATA cable. The manufacturer did not provide for SSD installation into 3.5 inch bay due to the lack of sliding components. The casing is made of thick aluminum alloy. The cover hides planar high-end capacitor …

Release of Low-Profile Cooler Slim Silence A-Plus from Gelid

Gelid Solutions, a Hong-Kong based renowned manufacturer of thermal solutions and other PC hardware, has lately presented its low-profile CPU cooler, codenamed Slim Silence A-Plus, for AMD platform. The new cooler is compatible with AMD AM2(+), AM3(+), as well as, FM1. According to the words of the Asian manufacturer, this model is capable to manage processors with the TDP index fluctuating in the measures of 95W.

There is one peculiar feature about Slim Silence A-Plus: its design resembles the design of coolers destined for GPU due to the foveate fan. That is why, customers can sometimes confuse this cooler's destination.

CPU cooler Slim Silence A-Plus goes in rather compact dimensions; its height does not exceed 28 mm, while its weight equals to 282 g. Such compactness provides for its unimpeded installation into chassis of different form-factor, starting from Mid-Tower, and finishing with Mini-ATX, 1U and HTPC.

The cooler's casing consists of an aluminum radiator …
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