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, …

Meeting Fresh Dual X Fan Series from Cougar

Cougar is proud to introduce a brand new fan series, entitled Dual X. The series comprises models of 120 mm and 140 mm dimensional type which are equipped with LED ribs. The users are able to select a fan, according to their color taste, since the manufacturer offers models with orange, green, blue or black ribs (the latter come without LED backlit). Dual X line is primarily targeting gamers and enthusiasts who search for new, unusual visual effects for their PC systems.

Cougar Dual X fans’ framework consists of nine solid two-layer ribs which ensure more efficient airflow, more intense air pressure, but at the same time, more silent operation. The ribs, elaborated in a claw-like shape, allow for the adjustment of the airflow and reduction of noise incited by the vorticity. The manufacturer employs in this series a fluid bearing instead of a slide bearing; this promoted for the increase of its working lifespan.

The implementation of resilient components into the …

BitFenix Offers Neos Chassis in 6 Color Variations

BitFenix Design Lab announces the release of a new PC chassis entitled Neos. Its major attraction is the availability of six different color versions of enclosures. Moreover, some of the models come with an acrylic window on the side panel but the others have a blind facet. Upon the whole, Neos boasts a durable steel case of 470x185x429 mm dimensions, featuring mid-tower form-factor.

BitFenix Neos is intended to support motherboards of ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX standard. The layout offers a couple of external 5.25-inch drive seats, three internal 3.5-inch drive seats, as well as three internal 2.5-inch drive seats. Expansion facilities are maintained by means of seven PCI expansion slots. It should be noted that the chassis’ layout presumes individual placement of bays for the drives, dedicated screwless mounting for ODD, and special apertures for cable management.

All the models are equipped with a single pre-installed rear fan of 120 mm dimensional type. In addition, …
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