Athlon II X2 221 and 198 Sempron X2 (FM1) appeared in the systems HP

It is well known that part of hybrid processors AMD for platform Socket FM1 have a non-working graphics power, so for their release the market brands Athlon and Sempron are used. Last fall, it was reported about the upcoming appearance in the sale of dual-core chip Athlon II X2 221 and 198 Sempron X2, but information about its actual release appeared only now. This hitch is not surprising, given the fact that these processors are still used only on computers in the collection of HP brand for the Chinese market.

Sempron X2 198 (2.5GHz) was seen in the budget desktop HP Pavilion p6-1152cx, p6-1159cx, p6-1230cx and p6-1231cx. This CPU includes two core architectures AMD K10.5, 2x512 KB cache of second level and dual-channel DDR3-1600. The TDP level is 65W.

Athlon II X2 221 clock frequency is 2.8 GHz. Other characteristics of processor are the same as in the lower Sempron X2 198. Both models support 64-bit code, virtualization, AMD-V and instructions even SSE4a. Athlon II X2 …

Aerocool Brings Dead Silence Cube Chassis on Market

Aerocool Advanced Technologies puts up for sale its mini-ITX chassis, entitled Dead Silence Cube. The model is an ideal choice for the fans of LAN Parties and those who have an eye for a stylish design. The chassis features 265x411.3x381 mm dimensions, targeting mini-ITX or micro-ATX motherboards. The case is made of solid steel and is characterized by sound-dampening features.

In retail sale it appears in two framework variations — with a blind side facet and with a transparent window on it, – as well as in several color designs. Some of the items boast the incorporation of leather finish on the top and frontal facets.

Aerocool Dead Silence Cube is furnished with one optical drive of 5.25-inch standard, three drives of 3.5-inch standard or four drives of 2.5-inch type, and with four PCI Express expansion slots. Internal spacing is sufficient to integrate graphics adapters of up to 320 mm in length, a customary PSU, and CPU coolers of up to 190 mm in height. The top …

Asus A88X-Pro Motherboard Review: Ahead of Its Time

The elaboration of completely new APUs, codenamed Kaveri, compelled AMD work up one more suitable CPU socket – FM2+. Once after its launch, the leading manufacturers of motherboards have reacted on-the-fly, releasing proprietary models for a new platform. Asus, as usual, was among the first to introduce fresh solutions. Motherboard A88X-Pro is remarkable by the support of upcoming APUs, though it will be still possible to incorporate hybrid processors of the current generation for Socket FM2. For sure, this is not a mere advantage of the board. Let’s have a look at some other specs.

Key Peculiarities

Asus A88X-Pro is developed on AMD A88X chipset and houses an onboard Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics. The PCB allots 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules. An overall capacity of modules set might achieve 64 GB, whereas an ultimate supported clock frequency makes up 2400 MHz. Expansion section is not as bright as a demanding customer would desire; nonetheless, it …
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