A New Series of Haswell-Based Gigabyte Brix Mini-PCs

The appearance of Brix mini-PCs last spring was Gigabyte’s debut in this market segment. The first products were elaborated specifically for Intel Ivy Bridge processors. However, the company decided to update the line of ultra-compact PCs with four new models. Entitled GB-BXCE-2955, GB-BXi7-4500, GB-BXi5-4200, and GB-BXi3-4010, the products are characterized by the support of power-efficient Intel Haswell CPUs.

The most efficient model is Gigabyte GB-BXi7-4500 with the integrated Intel Core i7-4500U processor (1.8/3.0 GHz), whereas the least efficient turns to be Gigabyte GB-BXCE-2955, based on Intel Celeron 2955U (1.4 GHz). At the same time, Gigabyte GB-BXi5-4200 is equipped with Intel Core i5-4200U CPU (1.6/2.6 GHz) and Gigabyte GB-BXi3-4010 comes with Intel Corei3-4010U solution (1.7 GHz).

Except for diverse CPUs, all four Brix mini-PCs feature practically analogous specifications:

— dimensions: 114.4x107.6x29.9 mm;

— memory: two DIMM slots, support for 16 …

ASRock Teases Small-Sized X99M Killer Motherboard

Fans of small-sized PC systems might take delight in all the possibilities offered by Intel X99 chipset that is targeting innovative Intel Core i7 (Haswell-E generation) processors. Originally, the couple has been predestined for Socket LGA2011-3 platform full-fledged ATX motherboards. Nonetheless, ASRock is the one to equal all users by launching micro-ATX X99M Killer motherboard. In keeping with the manufacturer, the board’s functional does not yield to its senior companions.

ASRock X99M Killer accommodates four DIMM-slots for DDR4 memory modules, three PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots, ten SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, a single Ultra M.2 port that employs four lines of PCI 3.0 bus. The major peculiarity ascribed to this model is the availability of two network controllers: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 and Intel’s gigabit Ethernet proprietary version.

To continue, audio subsystem is developed according to Purity Sound 2 design standards, ensuring 7.1-channel sound production. External …

Adata Introduces New Premier-Pro SP310 Solid-State Drives Series

Adata has recently introduced a new series of solid-state drives, entitled Premier-Pro SP310. The series consists of 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB models that are developed in mSATA form-factor. The drives feature 50.95x30x4 mm dimensions and are intended to be used as a speedy cache-memory or boot partition in OS for desktop and mobile devices.

Premier-Pro SP310 SSDs employ SATA 6 Gb/sec interface and are based on JMicron JFM-667 controller. The latter ensures that the drives could achieve the highest performance with the outstanding data transfer speeds. Therefore, the maximal sequential Read speed makes up 410 MB/sec, whereas the maximal sequential Write speed – 180 MB/sec. In its turn, the maximal random Read/Write speed reaches up 45.000 IOPS. Such showings are able to guarantee a substantial increase in system response speed.

To continue, the new-comers from Adata support all updated technologies, including NCQ, TRIM and S.M.A.R.T. They enhance the possibilities of the …
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