VIA Announces the Upcoming Release of VAB-800 Motherboard

VIA Technologies Inc., a global manufacturer of power-efficient processor platforms, has recently announced the release of its peculiar motherboard, codenamed VAB-800. The major peculiarity of these motherboards is that they will be delivered in two variants: with chips of VIA personal production, WonderMedia (800 MHz), and with Freescale ARM Cortex-A8 1 GHz chips. The volume capacities of DDR3 memory in either variant will equal to 1 GB. VAB-800 is developed in piro-ITX form-factor but is also compatible with blocks of ATX form-factor.

Motherboard VAB-800 accommodates flash-memory of eMMC type with the integrated SATA 3 Gbit/sec sockets. The total volume capacity of flash-memory equals to 64 GB. This model can boast a large number of internal sockets, including a couple of RS-232, two LVDS (to enable the connection with the up-to-date monitors), SATA, JTAG, SDIO, RTC, and a slot for the activation of the external power supply.

The manufacturer has taken care of the …

Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.

Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.

DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.

Chassis Gigabyte Luxo X10 Review

Gigabyte developers aren't beat up by a variety of product lines and the necessity to compete with multiple rivals. Their hard work results in a large number of hardware items enjoyed by millions of customers throughout the world. Moreover, Gigabyte has assured to provide high-quality products at an appropriate price. PC chassis Luxo X10 is a bright example of a correlation scheme 'accessible luxury', which is displayed in the implementation of up-dated technologies and absolutely optimal price.


Gigabyte Luxo X10 is characterized by the following specifications:

— employed form-factor: ATX (mid-tower), 180x430x480 dimensions;

— supported motherboards: micro-ATX, ATX;

— compatibility: PSUs up to 295 mm, graphics cards up to 295 mm in length, CPU coolers up to 160 mm in height;

— external ports: two 3.5 mm slots, a single USB 2.0 and a single USB 3.0;

— drive bays and slots: 7 expansion slots, 4 external bays for 5.25-inch drives, 4 …
Get computer-assisted driver search with our brand utility *
* The Utility requires installation. Upon installation and running DevID Agent will detect
which devices require drivers and which drivers require updates.
The Utility doesn't contain viruses or malicious code
Registered at: 16 September 2012, 11:15
Last visit: 21 December 2012, 13:23