Small-Sized CPU Cooler Thermalright AXP-100 Review

Being an acknowledged leader in the segment of PC cooling systems, Thermalright never stops its improvement. The company always keeps pace with time, supplying its customers with only advanced and up-dated products. Following the latest tendencies towards the miniaturization in HTPC field, Thermalright took a decision to design a cooler for small-sized mini-ITX motherboards. As a result, all potential customers can now revel in a new compact cooler, codenamed AXP-100.



Design and Framework


CPU cooler AXP-100 features a horizontal framework, consisting of thin aluminum plates pieced by six copper heatpipes (6 mm each pipe). The whole construction is covered by a nickel surface. The heatpipes are folded smoothly and distributed across the heatsink area with 10 mm spacing; their edges are covered by ornamental caps with ‘Thermalright’ logo. Such configuration ensures utmost heat dissipation across the surface.


The implemented heatsink has got two-stage structure, …

An All-new Series of Super Flower Power Supply Units Is Introduced by 10 Devices of 400–850 W Capacity

The Super Flower Co. is widely known by virtue of its 80Plus Titanium power modules. At present this manufacturer is going to present a cutting-edge series of low-profile devices.



The latest line will include ten power supplies, the capacity of which varies in the range of 400–850 W depending on the model. Those of them providing 750 W and more will get partially detachable cables.


Being optimized by Super Flower professionals, the topological layout of these Super Flower products is based on the two-transistor forward converter. PWM and PFC schemes are designed with a Fairchild controller and Infineon field-effect transistors. Hardware components also incorporate STMicroelectronics and Mospec diodes, a Fujitsu relay and a Teapo electrolytic capacitor.


All models of this series are intended for Super Flower OEM customers and comply with 80Plus Bronze standards.

First SSDs from Asus to be Released Already in May

First seen at CES 2013 exhibition, Asus ROG RAIDR solid-state drives are on their final stage of development before an official release in May. Unlike the majority of contemporary SSD solutions in the market, the product from Asus features quite distinct form-factor, similar to expansion cards. The new drive is known to employ PCI Express 2.0 x2 interface with the support of x16/x8/x4 slots.



According to the preliminary data, ROG RAIDR solid-state drives will be available in two capacity variations – 120 GB and 240 GB. Both models will run under a couple of SandForce SF2281 controllers, comprised into RAID 0 array. MLC NAND flash-memory chips from Toshiba (designed under 19 nm technological process) will be the heart of revolutionary SSDs. Irrespective of the overall differentiation, ROG RAIDR will support a range of technologies traditional SSDs support, including S.M.A.R.T., TRIM and NCQ.


With the respect to the performance, both drives will be able to demonstrate …
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