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 …

PC Enclosure Cougar Evolution (Askot 6GR1) Review

PC enclosures developed by Cougar are not frequenters in the global market. Still, the company's line of products is replenishing with ever newer models that might compete for the market dominance with a lot more renowned suppliers. Its latest creation, Evolution (Askot 6GR1), was released with a dual brand: Cougar and Askot. In the majority of cases, Askot enclosures fill up the line of Cougar's products, but sometimes its cases single out as a separate brand. Casting aside all marketing issues, Cougar Evolution (Askot 6GR1) is a worthy representative of contemporary PC chassis segment that offers a bunch of typical and a few singular facilities to all potential customers.



Design


Enclosure Askot 6GR1 features visually unpretentious design without any bright points or voluminous salient elements. Nevertheless, more intent inspection uncovers the whole beauty of this case: the availability of prominent ribs on the frontal panel, an unusual pattern of the frontal and top …

Greeting 6 New GTX 1080 Videocards from MSI

Unlike the majority of rivals which made it to introduce one or two graphics adapters based on the GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, MSI decided to cover all segments. The company launched six new videocards, based on the Nvidia’s latest development. Each model combines a one-off design with rich functional, allowing gamers of all kinds to find an uncompromising solution. The full list of items includes: GTX 1080 SEA HAWK, GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G, GTX Armor 8G, GTX 1080 Armor 8G OC, GTX 1080 Aero 8G, and GTX 1080 Aero 8G OC.



All new-comers take Nvidia GP104-400 GPU as the basis (Pascal, 16 nm). The core features 2560 CUDA, 160 TMUs & 64 ROPs. It operates at 1607-1708 MHz frequency (base) with the possibility to overclock up to 1733-1847 MHz frequency (dynamic). The cards employ GDDR5X memory (8 GB, 256-bit bus) which nominal clock frequency makes up 2502 -2527 MHz and efficient index achieves some stunning 10100-10108 MHz.


MSI GeForce GTX 1080 SEA HAWK accommodates a preinstalled …
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