Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Review

The second generation of AMD A-Series hybrid processors, announced earlier in October, are already integrated in a number of graphics solutions. The newly appeared products are compatible with Socket FM2 only and cannot be applied for Socket FM1 infrastructure. This implies that a number of motherboards lose their upgrade facilities and can't be updated with a new advanced solution. Still, the market is currently ready to present a few boards destined to operate with the updated AMD A-Series. Gigabyte is one of the pioneers in this respect, introducing its motherboard GA-F2A85X-UP4, developed specifically for Socket FM2.


Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm PCB dimensions. AMD A85X chipset is a heart of the motherboard; it secures the compatibility with A-Series (second gen.) APU and Athlon CPUs in the implementation of Socket FM2. The overall TDP level claimed for the model is not more than 100W. The PCB allots four DIMM slots …

Giada announced the sale of Mini PC i53 based on Ivy Bridge

The range manufactured by SHENZHEN JIEHE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., Ltd. of small-sized desktop computers is provided by Giada company.

Developer of productive PC in nettop form factor, announced sales of the new Mini PC i53, using mobile processors Core i3/i5/i7-3000 (Ivy Bridge) and the platform Intel HM76. The trump of the computer is its dimensions — 192 (W) x 155 (W) x 26 (H) mm, which roughly corresponds to the usual format of the book.

Giada Mini PC i53 is made ​​in the case of strict colour. It has a built-in graphics Intel HD 4000, from 2 to 4 GB of RAM SO-DIMM DDR3, 2,5-inch hard disk drive with 320 or 500 GB, wireless adapters Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n) and Bluetooth. On the hull there are USB 2.0 (4), USB 3.0 (1) ports, card reader SD / MMC / MS / MS Pro, video outputs HDMI and D-Sub, headphone and microphone slots. There is an external power supply, with power 30 watts. Optionally Windows 7 Home Premium OS is attached to a computer.

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Chieftec Launches Smart SFX-500GD-C Power Supply

Chieftec has been always known as a quick-change artist in the hardware market. As a rule, SFX power supply units can’t boast high power or productive cooling. However, far otherwise is Chieftec that proves the contrary. Its latest Smart SFX-500GD-C solution is a combination of an astounding efficiency and a full-blown 120 mm fan. Due to this, the model has been certified to work as a part of Nvidia SLI and AMD CrossFireX graphics configurations.

Chieftec Smart SFX-500GD-C features 125x135x64 mm dimensions. Offering 500 W power, it provides for more than 90% efficiency in the majority of workloads. Herein, there in small wonder that this model has won 80Plus Gold certificate. Reliability is the other distinctive feature ascribed to this PSU. It is backed by a single +12V rail with the output capability of 40A. An overall charging power of +3.3V and +5V rails makes up 150W.

This allows for the creation of a high-performance system with a flagship CPU and a top-tier GPU. …
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