AMD FX-8300 is Already in Retail Trade

Despite the fact that AMD initially scheduled the official release of FX-8300 for 29 December, this CPU can already be found in some Japanese retail stores. Such sudden appearance in free sale allows all potential consumers to get assured in all claimed specifications. Thus, FX-8300 is an eight-core chip of the new generation that is characterized by 95W TDP level. This is a kind of a breakthrough, since its Vishera companions, FX-8350 and FX-8320, consume up to 125W power.

The reduction of power consumption is explained by the decrease of CPU clock frequencies and nominal voltage showings. Hence, the nominal clock frequency recorded with this CPU model makes up 3.3GHz, while in Turbo mode the frequency rises to 3.6GHz. Some resources state that FX-8300 is able to overclock up to 4.2GHz, however, this info is not vindicated so far. This chip is developed specifically for Socket AM3+.

Taking into account such parameters, analysts feel difficulty in predicting the future of …

VIA Announces the Upcoming Release of VAB-800 Motherboard

VIA Technologies Inc., a global manufacturer of power-efficient processor platforms, has recently announced the release of its peculiar motherboard, codenamed VAB-800. The major peculiarity of these motherboards is that they will be delivered in two variants: with chips of VIA personal production, WonderMedia (800 MHz), and with Freescale ARM Cortex-A8 1 GHz chips. The volume capacities of DDR3 memory in either variant will equal to 1 GB. VAB-800 is developed in piro-ITX form-factor but is also compatible with blocks of ATX form-factor.

Motherboard VAB-800 accommodates flash-memory of eMMC type with the integrated SATA 3 Gbit/sec sockets. The total volume capacity of flash-memory equals to 64 GB. This model can boast a large number of internal sockets, including a couple of RS-232, two LVDS (to enable the connection with the up-to-date monitors), SATA, JTAG, SDIO, RTC, and a slot for the activation of the external power supply.

The manufacturer has taken care of the …

ViewSonic has produced a couple of budget monitors VA12 Series with LED-backlight

The main demand for monitors continue be for devices based on the screens TN + film, despite the increase in the number of available models with matrix * VA and IPS. That is why an American company ViewSonic has decided to provide users with a limited budget the opportunity to purchase for a modest sum ($ 150) TN-line monitors Value Series VA12 — VA1912m-LED and VA2212m-LED.

Among the advantages of a 21.5-inch display VA2212m-LED should be considered resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD) and the use of white LED backlight. The remaining features of the model is quite common for low-cost monitors: viewing angles — 170 ° / 160 °, the brightness — 250 cd / mA², Response Time — 5ms (GtG), LED-backlight life — from 30 thousand hours, the power consumption — 26 W, weight — 2.91 kg.

ViewSonic VA2212m-LED is equipped with video inputs, DVI-D and D-Sub, as well as stereo output 2x2 Tues Its recommended price is $ 149, and sales start to the end of the month (at …
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