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, …

SilverStone SST-RL01 Review: Budget Solution

At first sight, a new chassis from SilverStone speaks about the belonging to high-end segment. Its expressive design and multiple facilities are a rather persuasive evidence for those customers who would like to get a qualitative product. Still, SilverStone SST-RL01 is distinguished by a moderate price, lack of some 'high-end' attributes, and quite modest delivery pack. This gives evidences that the model belongs to budgetary solutions. Despite this fact, SST-RL01 might satisfy all needs of not versed audience.


Chassis SilverStone SST-RL01 is developed in midi-tower form factor with bottom PSU localization. The airflow is efficiently managed through the top panel of the casing, while both side panels are void of any ventilation grids. One striking peculiarity is that the manufacturer hasn't stipulated the availability of fan on the rear board, though this is a loyal attribute of the majority casings. The clipboard consists of a dull bulging frame, black metallic …

Aerocool to Start Selling Its New PC Cases VS-92

Aerocool Advanced Technologies has introduced its new series of PC cases, codenamed VS-92. The series replenishes the PGS-V line and is attributed to a budgetary segment. The cases will be delivered in two color variations (white and black) to comply with the majority of working environments (offices or home-based gaming stations). Aerocool promises to put both models on sale already this month.

PC chassis VS-92 are designed in mid-tower form-factor, featuring 455x200x460 mm dimensions. The cases themselves are made of steel and have got a window on their side facet. Their exterior design is notable by the availability of three 5.25-inch drive bays covered by dedicated grids, two high-speed USB 3.0 ports, two conventional 3.5 mm audio ports, and LCD display connected with temperature-sensitive element.

Internal configuration is estimated for the installation of ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, CPU coolers of up to 158 mm in height, as well as graphics cards of up to 400 mm …
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