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, …

BitFenix Offers a Small-Sized Phenom Mini-ITX PC Chassis

BitFenix has expanded its Phenom series of PC cases with a new small-sized model – the Phenom Mini-ITX. It features 250x330x374 mm dimensions and comes in two color variations: back and white. The chassis is made of steel with plastic inclusions and has got SofTouch coating. Irrespective of the envelope, the greenhorn offers quite appropriate internal spacing for the creation of a modern PC system.



BitFenix Phenom Mini-ITX comes with a single 5.25-inch drive bay and is able to accommodate up to six 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives. It also has a removable FlexCage drive bay. Besides, the framework includes a dedicated adapter for 5.25-inch devices; if it is removed, the chassis is ready to house up to six 3.5-inch items and up to eleven 2.5-inch items.


Internal space is optimal for rather lengthy graphics cards, up to 330 mm, on condition of a removed FlexCage. The maximal height of CPU coolers should not exceed 175 mm. Special attention has been paid to the cooling system. …

Meet a New 1200 W PSU SuperNova P2 from Evga

Evga, an award-winning American designer of hardware products for enthusiasts, is about to release a really hard-hitting power supply unit of enthusiast-level – the SuperNova 1200 P2. The model strikes the eye by 80Plus Platinum efficiency, backed by 10-year’s limited warranty. The recommended by the designer retail price won’t trespass the height of $270.



Evga SuperNova 1200 P2 features 1200 W power and 90% efficiency on a typical loading. It teases a totally modular layout system, therewith all cables have an atypical design; the latter is called to optimize the airflow within the PSU case. A set of available cables includes 24-pin ATX, a pair of 4+4-pin EPS12V, ten SATA Power, five MOLEX 4-pin, six 6+2-pin PCI Express Power, and a single FDD Power.


The following power supply unit is furnished with a single +12V rail that is estimated for 99.0 A current intensity. The layout houses first-rate Japanese capacitors with a solid electrolyte, a vertical two-layer main …
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