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, …

Release of New Wide-Screen Monitor Dell UltraSharp

Dell starts shipping a new wide-screen PC monitor UltraSharp U2913WM. Australian customers are happy to be the first to see these new products in free sale at approximately $690. The model is based on 29-inch AH-IPS panel with display aspect ratio of 21:9. The screen itself is characterized by an antiglare coverage and power-saving LED lighting that embraces not less than 99% of sRGB color spacing. It should be mentioned that the manufacturer has succeeded in implementing high resolution standards in its UltraSharp monitor: 2560x1080 pixels.

Dell UltraSharp U2913WM features quite outstanding parameters which make the monitor a universal means as for corporate clients, so for home-based needs. AH-IPS panel response time equals to 8 ms with viewing angles achieving 178/178 (V/H) degrees. Color specifications ensure the maximal brightness of 300 nits, maximal static contrast of 1000:1, and dynamic contrast of 2000000:1.

The implemented set of interfaces can marvel even …

MSI is preparing new model - Radeon HD 7970 with a water-block

The well-known in IT-maker Company MSI announced about appearance of new videoadapter based on GPU Tahiti XT chipset. Its diversity from the other Radeon HD 7970 can be seen with the naked eye, instead of an air cooler practically the entire surface of the PCB is covered with waterblock brand EK. It differs markedly from the original version, since it is designed specifically for the MSI R7970 Lightning model. Relation of adapter to the Lightning series is easily determined by the inscription at the interface connector PCI-E 3.0 x16, as well as non-standard set of video outputs (2x DVI, 4x Mini DisplayPort) and configuration of additional power connectors (2x PCI-E Power 8-pin).

Obviously, the accelerator is positioned as the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and has a nominal frequency of at least 1050 MHz. Will MSI risk, like Sapphire did, and provide the card with 6 GB of memory? Probably not. The «advanced» composition of the printed circuit board and water block of full coverage …
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