AMD Adds Three New Mobile APUs to Kabini Series

AMD has replenished its mobile APU line with three new models of AMD Kabini series: E2-3800, E1-2200 and A4-5100. The triple is developed on Jaguar microarchitecture (28 nm) with SoC design. Needless to say that the new-comers are destined to be incorporated within hand-held mobile devices, such as entry-level laptops and tablets. All of the models are housed in BGA 769 socket cases, thus the customers might expect their market appearance within ready devices.

SoC design stipulates the integration of a one-channel DDR3 controller with the support for two memory modules. In addition, it allows for the enabling of SD, USB 3.0, HD Audio, PCI Express 2.0, LPC, and SATA 6 Gb/sec interfaces. More details about each model are provided below.

AMD E2-3800

This model features 4 cores, operating at 1300 MHz clock frequency. It employs an onboard Radeon HD 8280 graphics chip that runs at 450 MHz. DDR3 controller supports the installation of modules of up to 1600 MHz frequency. The …

FX 7750 Monster: New Exclusive Graphics Card from XFX

XFX is about to release an exclusive graphics card, devoted to the Eastern New Year festivities. Codenamed FX 7750 Monster, this model will firstly appear in the Chinese market at about $128. The company has designed its own, original version of AMD Radeon HD 7750 adapter, and endowed the product with some 'monstrous' specifications.

Graphics card FX 7750 Monster is based on and advanced Graphics Core Next architecture and takes Cape Verde chip developed under 28 nm technological process as the core element. The chip counts 512 current processors and operates at 800 MHz clock frequency. The card itself is compatible with PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus and features 4-phase power supply subsystem.

This model is furnished with an elaborated UVD graphics processor and VCE engine. Video interface panel provides for the DVI, D-Sub and HDMI connection that is realized due to dedicated ports on the rear panel. Cooling system consists of a two-slot cooler of 90 mm dimensional type. …

One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.

CPU & Memory

Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).

The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …
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