SilverStone Launches 4-Port ECU01 PCI Expansion Card

Taking into account an ever increasing demand for USB 3.0 interfaces, SilverStone has elaborated a dedicated PCI expansion card, entitled ECU01. The card is designed in a low-profile form-factor with the support for PCI Express 2.0 x2 bus. It features a pair of 19-contact USB 3.0 sockets, each of which offers two USB 3.0 ports.



In keeping with the manufacturer, this comprehensive model is called to satisfy the need for high-speed interfaces, absent with old-fashioned systems. For sure, the amount of connectivity ports integrated within the motherboards (usually of entry-level/budgetary standard) is not always enough for enthusiasts and gamers. Hence, there can appear an acute need for additional expansion cards, like ECU01.


SilverStone ECU01 is based on Etron EJ198 controller, featuring an additional SATA interface that is responsible for an efficient power supply. Moreover, the model supports UASP protocol that accelerates data transfer speed. If the current OS does not …

Bezel-less Monitor Asus MX239H Review

Bezel-less displays continue their incursion into the contemporary monitor segment by offering truly unique, truly high-end viewing experience. Asus always marches in step with all market trends, so the launch of MX239H model was not a surprise. This product differentiates itself by a really high cost that significantly surpasses the price of rival bezel-less displays. However, its design, ergonomics and imaging justify its high price. Let’s see what else MX239H can offer to customers.



General Specifications


Asus MX239H features the following specifications:

— panel type: AH-IPS;

— backlight: W-LED;

— display: 23 inch, aspect ratio – 16:9, resolution – 1920x1080 pixels, response time – 5 ms;

— displayed colors: 16.7 m;

— brightness: 250 cd/m2;

— contrast: stat – 1000:1, dynamic – 80.000.000:1;

— viewing angles: 178/178 degrees;

— acoustic system: ICEPower, two speakers (3W each), two audio I/O slots;

— video …

AMD Highlights Plans for the Transition to the 28nm Process

AMD is a company known for the continual and elaborate work on the development and improvement of all product lines, as well as technological standards. Thus, the coming 2013 year is supposed to be portentous for the company in terms of the implementation of 28nm standards in their APU. AMD has recently voiced the plans for the change of the Trinity APU to a new model, codenamed Richland, and the transition to 28nm technological process.



The new APU, Richland, is presumably to be released in two versions: dual-core and quad-core. It will support a number of high-performance technologies, such as Blu-ray 3D, dual graphics, Open CL, AMD turbo core overclocking, and some others.


According to the preliminary information, Richland will employ FM2 socket (which Trinity employs) and Radeon 8000 series DirextX 11 GPU. This GPU will be furnished with 128 cores in dual-core model line, and with 384 cores in the high-end A10 APU. The same number of cores has been implemented in …
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