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 …

PowerColor Outs an Overclocked Radeon R9 270 OC Graphics Card

Along with other AMD partners, PowerColor has elaborated its own version of Radeon R9 270 adapter. The PowerColor Radeon R9 270 OC is differentiated from rival products by an improved cooling system and factory overclocked frequencies. Its release is scheduled for late November and the retail price won’t hit over $180.



To begin with, this graphics card is naturally based on AMD Curacao Pro GPU, developed under 28 nm technological process. It consists of 1280 current processors, 32 ROPs and 64 TMUs. The core runs at 930 MHz frequency and is able to gain 955 MHz frequency on overclocking. The incorporation of GDDR5 memory (2 GB) with 256-bit bus interface ensures some striking bandwidth of 180 Gb/sec; this provides for the support of gaming applications with high resolution. Memory chip operates at 1400 MHz nominal frequency but might gain the index of 5600 MHz of effective frequency on overclocking.


Cooling system, implemented within Radeon R9 270 OC, cannot be called …

Company LEPA produces new power supplies B-series

LEPA introduced three new power supplies — B650-SA, B700-MAS and the B800-MAS, which will replace older models B750-MA, and B850-MA. Newcomers have been certified with 80 Plus Bronze (efficiency of 88% of the networks 230V), and met the standards of ATX12V v2.3 and EPS12V 2.92, and positioned as solutions for gamers and owners of GPU configurations SLI and CrossFire, workstations and small servers.



New items are equipped with inverter DC-DC (to improve stability), have the topology of Double Forward Circuit, as well as high-quality electrical components: solid capacitors and heat resistant (105 ° C) capacitors made in Japan.


Active cooling LEPA B700-MAS/B800-MAS is provided by 140-mm fan on double bearings. The model B650-SA has a fan size of 120 mm. The intensity depends on the rates of temperature sensor. Power Cables PCI-E, SATA and Molex flat are detachable. The main ATX 24-pin, as well as “CPU” EPS12V 8-pin are collected in a nylon sheath. LEPA B650-SA has …
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