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, …

Meet New Frameless U2717D Monitor from Dell

Taking into account an ascending popularity of WQHD displays, Dell decided to expand its portfolio by a new high-resolution monitor – the UltraSharp U2717D. The model is based on 27-inch IPS panel with the top brightness index (350 cd/m2). It is also notable for the widest viewing angles (178/178 degrees) and a relatively fast response time (6 ms). Pricing has not been announced yet.



Dell UltraSharp U2717D features 2560x1440 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and 1000:1 contrast index. It promises the coverage of 99% RGB environment as well as the highest color rendering (DeltaE <2).


The other attraction of the monitor is nearly frameless design: the display is edged by an ultra-thin frame, replenished by a multifunction stand. The latter promotes for the adjustment of height, angle of slope, and aspect positioning (swivel & pivot). The display boasts a rich assembly of external interfaces; thus, it offers a pair of HDMI 1.4 ports with support for MHL 2.0 options, a pair …

Enermax Unveils Staray Lite and Staray Silence Chassis

Enermax Technology Corporation, an established manufacturer of varied PC hardware and peripherals, has unveiled a pair of new chassis, codenamed Staray Lite and Staray Silence. Both products are elaborated in mid-tower form-factor (472x185x421 mm dimensions) and are predestined for those users who suppose quality and reliability a must. These chassis feature very similar external design but their internal layout differs a bit.



Models Lite and Staray are ready to house four external drives of 5.25-inch standard, five internal drives of 3.5-inch standard, and seven expansion slots. They support ATX/micro-ATX motherboards and can accommodate up to four 120 mm fans. Additionally, there is a possibility to install a liquid-cooling system, due to the availability of dedicated holes for cables on the rear facet.


Staray Lite is delivered with only one pre-installed 120 mm fan, located on the frontal panel. It can be supplemented by three more fans on the rear and side facets. I/O …
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