Athlon II X2 221 and 198 Sempron X2 (FM1) appeared in the systems HP

It is well known that part of hybrid processors AMD for platform Socket FM1 have a non-working graphics power, so for their release the market brands Athlon and Sempron are used. Last fall, it was reported about the upcoming appearance in the sale of dual-core chip Athlon II X2 221 and 198 Sempron X2, but information about its actual release appeared only now. This hitch is not surprising, given the fact that these processors are still used only on computers in the collection of HP brand for the Chinese market.

Sempron X2 198 (2.5GHz) was seen in the budget desktop HP Pavilion p6-1152cx, p6-1159cx, p6-1230cx and p6-1231cx. This CPU includes two core architectures AMD K10.5, 2x512 KB cache of second level and dual-channel DDR3-1600. The TDP level is 65W.

Athlon II X2 221 clock frequency is 2.8 GHz. Other characteristics of processor are the same as in the lower Sempron X2 198. Both models support 64-bit code, virtualization, AMD-V and instructions even SSE4a. Athlon II X2 …

Redline RL04 from SilverStone Already on Sale

About a month ago SilverStone announced the release of a new PC chassis codenamed Redline RL04. Today we can already find this product from a Taiwanese manufacturer in a retail trade at $52. The case has been designed in mid-tower form-factor and housed in a steel black casing with some plastic inclusions. Its overall dimensions equal to 523x220x480 mm.

The case is estimated for the installation of mini-ITX, ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, along with CPU coolers of up to 169 mm in height, power supply unit of ATX standard, and graphics cards up to 292 mm in length. The implemented PSU is located under the motherboard. The internal layout readily accommodates seven expansion cards, four drives of 5.25-inch format, and five HDD/SSD drives of 2.5/3.5-inch format. Moreover, SilverStone offers special attachments for screwless fixture of hard drives.

One of the advantageous facilities provided by the manufacturer is the availability of dedicated holes in the motherboard tray; …

Iiyama Unveils a New 23-Inch ProLite X2382HS Monitor

Iiyama, a renowned Japanese manufacturer of visual solutions, is going to introduce a fresh PC monitor, entitled ProLite X2382HS. The product is based on a prime-quality IPS array that ensures high resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD). The new-comer is characterized by a stylish design with glossy components and a steady-state display stand. It features 548.5x213.5x388.5 mm dimensions.

Iiyama ProLite X2382HS is thought to have quite responsive array time – 5 ms. It secures the most real color rendering, as well as wide viewing angles (178 (H)/178 (V) aspects). The implementation of an offbeat LED positively redounded on the monitor’s power efficiency: on usual operational mode it consumes not more than 26 W of power, whereas its maximal consumption achieves 45 W only.

To continue, IPS array has taken care about the marvelous color contrast ratio and brightness. Hence, the maximal static contrast makes up 1000:1 and dynamic contrast makes up 5M:1. In regard to the …
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