AMD FX-8300 is Already in Retail Trade

Despite the fact that AMD initially scheduled the official release of FX-8300 for 29 December, this CPU can already be found in some Japanese retail stores. Such sudden appearance in free sale allows all potential consumers to get assured in all claimed specifications. Thus, FX-8300 is an eight-core chip of the new generation that is characterized by 95W TDP level. This is a kind of a breakthrough, since its Vishera companions, FX-8350 and FX-8320, consume up to 125W power.



The reduction of power consumption is explained by the decrease of CPU clock frequencies and nominal voltage showings. Hence, the nominal clock frequency recorded with this CPU model makes up 3.3GHz, while in Turbo mode the frequency rises to 3.6GHz. Some resources state that FX-8300 is able to overclock up to 4.2GHz, however, this info is not vindicated so far. This chip is developed specifically for Socket AM3+.


Taking into account such parameters, analysts feel difficulty in predicting the future of …

Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Enters into the Market

News about the forthcoming release of the updated motherboard Sabertooth 990FX was voiced by Asus earlier this year. Nevertheless, the release of long-awaited motherboard has been delayed till mid August, and these days the product can be already found in the market. Primarily, Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 is notable for the availability of OS Windows 8 conformance certificate.



The updated motherboard is compatible with AM3 and AM3+ processors and boasts a bunch of advanced solutions. Among the most striking innovations implemented by Asus, the substitute of old-fashioned JMicron JMB362 controller by a more progressive controller from ASMedia added to the board's functionality. In addition, the manufacturer supplemented the layout with one more ASMedia ASM1042 controller that allowed to integrate USB 3.0 interface. The implemented in earlier version micro scheme Realtek RTL8111E has been also substituted by RTL8111F scheme; at the same time, IEEE 1394a interface has been totally …

Strider Platinum Series ST1200-PT Power Supply Review

While building up enthusiast or gaming system most people concentrate on purchasing the most powerful video cards or the best processors they are able to find and have enough money for. But the one more point most of them leave behind is that they need enough power to run everything. Though overall performance really depends on the choice of a processor and video card, without a quality PSU all the system’s performance will be useless.


Strider Platinum 1200W PSU for High Power Consumption Systems


This review will give you a glance at the SilverStone Strider Platinum 1200W PSU. The whole Strider Platinum series has been created to meet all the growing requirements of both gamers and enthusiasts, as well as those of the professionals. And the 1200W model offers enough power to drive even the most potent systems. This includes not only the highest capacity rate, but two EPS, and also eight PCIe connectors to give enough power to run multiple graphic cards and the …
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