Huntkey Showcases Its New PSU Series

A new PSU series, codenamed GS (Green Star), has replenished a line of products designed by Huntkey. This series is particularly targeting gamers, providing for the prime facilities and reliability. The models included into the lineup (GS550 and GS450) are equipped with two +12V buses and exclusively high-quality components that promote for the 82% PSU efficiency level. Both models house a 120 mm low-noise fan which is notable by the variable rotational speed.

Upon the whole, Huntkey GS series corresponds to ATX12V V2.3 standard and supports AMD and Intel CPUs. Both models are compatible with graphics adapters designed by Nvidia and AMD. They feature Active PFC which ensures true reliability on different loading conditions. The average time period of foolproof work is estimated at fifty thousand hours. Besides, both units have undergone two types of testing: high voltage and forced failure tests.

GS450 model operates at 200-240VA (50-60Hz) voltage and at nominal 350W. The …

Gigabyte Debuts with Socket AM1 Motherboards

Gigabyte is the first among AMD’s partners to introduce proprietary motherboards for an upcoming Socket AM1 platform. Initially the AM1 series will comprise only two models: the GA-AM1M-S2P and the GA-AM1M-S2H. Both feature micro-ATX form-factor and are supposed to house AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs. They employ two DIMM slots for the integration of up to 32 GB DDR3 memory with 1600 MHz frequency. The release is scheduled for March when the platform is officially introduced.

Gigabyte motherboards have got two SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports for the expansion of storage, one PCIe 2.0 x16, one PCIe x1 and one PCI connector for the connection of add-ons. Network functional consists of gigabit controller from Realtek, whereas audio functional is laid upon 7.1-channel HAD Realtek ALC 887 codec.

The differentiation between the two models lies in the set of internal/external interfaces. Hence, the GA-AM1M-S2P comes with two PS/2 ports, one D-Sub port, four USB ports (3.0 + 2.0), one RJ-45, …

Graphics Card HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X Review

The number of graphics solutions designed by HIS cannot be figured from a cursory calculation only. Indeed, the company's product line counts dozens of cards destined at various audiences, with various needs and budgets. Take HIS HD 7850 series alone: it consists of ten models (three with 1GB memory and seven with 2GB memory). The latest HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X belongs to '2GB echelon' and is distinguished by the heightened GPU and memory frequency. Upon the whole, this graphics adapter features outstanding cooling and overclocking facilities.

Design and PCB

Graphics adapter HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X is a standard representative of the second HD 7850 revision. It is housed on a short printed circuit board and is equipped with only a single power socket, two heatpipes and a large fan. HIS developers advanced the heatpipes outside the board to elongate its contours; nevertheless, this card can't be considered voluminous, since its width hasn't been touched at all. The top part …
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