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, …

Plextor Refreshes The Line of M5 Pro SSDs

Plextor, a well-known manufacturer of multifarious consumer electronics, is preparing for the release of its updated high-performance M5 Pro SSD series. Similar to the older version, new drives are targeted basically at business and gaming spheres. The manufacturer does not voice the precise information concerning the release date or pricing guidelines. Nevertheless, the preview of new M5 Pro specifications has already aroused interest of many analysts and average consumers.

According to the preliminary data, M5 Pro SSDs are developed in 2.5-inch form-factor and employ Marvell 88SS9187 Monet controller as the basis of their operation. The updated drives use high-speed SATA III interface to provide for the maximal speed and reliability of all operations. Testing results show that these products are estimated for about 2.4 million hours of trouble-free operation. In addition, Plextor will ensure that all drives are delivered with a 5-year limited warranty.

Plextor M5 Pro …

LG Offers 34UC88-B Monitor with a Bonus Game

LG has chosen a win-win sales strategy, offering a new 34-inch 34UC88-B monitor along with a free bonus game, entitled Tom Clancy’s The Division. The model itself boasts a slim stylish design with a curved display. The latter rests upon a thin stand that takes little space on the table surface. The monitor comes equipped with AH-IPS panel that ensures 3440x1440 resolution.

LG 34UC88-B boasts fast response time – 5 ms and the widest possible viewing angles – 178/178 degrees H/V aspect. The display features 21:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 static contrast & 5M:1 dynamic contrast index, 300 cd/m2 top brightness showings as well as 99% coverage in sRGB environment.

The user will find a pair of 7-watt speakers onboard, a pair of HDMI ports, one DisplayPort, and a couple of USB 3.0 ports. The support for Black Stabilizer technology enhances visibility in dark areas and maximizes detailing. The implementation of AMD FreeSync technology provides for a dynamic frequency …
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