MSI Introduces A88XI AC Motherboard for FM2+ Platform

The product line of MSI’s mini-ITX motherboards now welcomes a new-comer: the MSI A88XI AC. It takes AMD A88X chipset for Socket FM2+ platform as the basis; this implies the support for AMD Athlon and AMD A series CPUs (of all generations). The PCB offers two DIMM slots for the integration of DDR3-2133 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB). Upon the whole, this model is able to offer much more than other small-sized boards.



The MSI A88XI AC accommodates 4x SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports for the connection of drives and 1x PCI-e 3.0 x16 socket for the implementation of an add-on card. Network options are secured as by gigabit Ethernet controller, so by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac modules. External I/O panel houses three audio ports, one S/PDIF out, one RJ-45, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, one PS/2 Combo port, and three video ports (HDMI, DVI-D and D-Sub).


Moreover, the support for 8-channel sound production (due to Realtek ALC887) and HDMI video port entails the playback of 4K Ultra HD …

SilentiumPC Launches All-Powerful Grandis XE1236 CPU Cooler

SilentiumPC has announced the release of its newest cooling solution – an all-powerful Grandis XE1236 CPU cooler. The model features 130x105x158 mm dimensions and weighs 1160 g. According to the manufacturer, it is able to manage heat on top loading, preserving CPU in sober thermal conditions. The cooler is backed by a 2-year’s warranty and comes at $49.



SilentiumPC Grandis XE1236 consists of a copper base, six U-shape heatpipes (6 mm), a two-section aluminum heatspreader with a polished base, and a pair of fans of 120 mm dimensions. The GF12-25 fans are based on a fluid-dynamic bearing that is set to demonstrate up to 50 thousand hours of fool-proof operation.


To continue, the connection to the motherboard is realized via 4-pin connector. The fans might operate at +12V voltage, accelerating speed from 500 RPM to 1500 RPM due to PWM technology support. On the maximal speed the noise level does not exceed 21 dB. Upon the whole, the blades can produce up to 55 CFM …

PSD520 SSD-Drives from Transcend are Already in the Market

Transcend representatives has recently announced the launch of their new product 2.5-inch PSD520 SSD-drive. According to the company’s concept, PSD520 are destined to secure high performance showings as well as prolonged reliability. Such specifications were achieved due to the implementation of flash microchips with single-layer cell memory location (SLC). Those microchips are able to sustain up to a dozen times more rewriting cycles as compared with multi-layer cell microchips.



SLC microchips have an improved system of defects recovery which enables more efficient operation of the correction system. Moreover, SLC is distinguished by the lesser correlation of defects number per rewriting cycles; such peculiarity allows the correction system to identify the problem and to execute the recovery much faster. As a result, PSD520 drive manifests promising showings in start-up time, as well as the advanced system sensitivity and high data transfer rate which approximates up to 102 …
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