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, …

Aerocool Offers a Couple of Budgetary Cases GT and GT Advance

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, a Taiwanese tycoon in the hardware market, announces the launch of two new mid-tower PC cases in the European market. Entitled GT and GT Advanced, the items are targeting budget-oriented gamers who are eager to satiate their design and performance demands. Indeed, the couple is peculiar by an original external look and an optimal layout potential with spacious internal framework.

Aerocool GT and GT Advance feature 405x180x400 mm chassis dimensions (overall: 430x200x440 mm). Their chassis is made of solid SECC steel that is painted black or white. The differentiation between the two new-comers lies not only in color variation but also in the price. Therefore, white Aerocool GT comes at €25, whereas its black counterpart is available at €24.30; white Aerocool GT Advance costs €29, while its black version comes at €25.

To continue, both models are thought to support motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX standard, graphics adapters of 293 mm …

I-O Data Announces 27-Inch Monitor with the Maximal Resolution

Not so long ago Full HD monitors have been considered a kind of miracle, providing the utmost graphic facilities. This format is nowadays actively implemented in the product lines of many manufacturers, though the price for monitors with Full HD resolution is still biting. Despite this fact, some users feel an acute need for even higher resolution, so I-O Data, a Japanese designer of PC hardware, announced the release of a model with the maximal possible resolution.

Codenamed LCD-MF271CGBR, the monitor features 2560x1440 resolution and 27-inch display. The working display space exceeds the one implemented in monitors with Full HD resolution in 1.8 times. Such specifications offer unmatched graphics effects for the successful accomplishment on rather demanding conditions.

Monitor I-O Data LCD-MF271CGBR is based on IPS array type and is characterized by the following features:

— available video outputs: dual DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA;

— maximal supported …
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