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, …

Philips to Release Another Brilliance Monitor – the 247E6QDSD

Philips starts retail sales of its newest addition to Brilliance series of monitors. The 24-inch new-comer, entitled 247E6QDSD, features 613x467x238 mm dimensions and a classy black design. It is based on IPS-ADS panel that comes with WLED backlight, offering Full HD resolution on 16:9 aspect ratio. This makes the display a perfect solution to work with photo/video files as well as professional applications. The model might be already found in US stores for $239.99 price tag.



Philips Brilliance 247E6QDSD is distinguished by a fast response time in G-to-G environment — 5 ms & typically – 14 ms, wide viewing angles (178 degrees in both aspects), good brightness (300 cd/m2), the maximal displayed colors (16.7 million), and an ideal dynamic contrast (50M:1). This monitor consumes 18.11 W power at average, however in sleep/standby mode this figure goes as low as 0.5 W. Furthermore, its MTBF index makes up 30 thousand hours.


The model comes equipped with three video outputs, …

Greeting a Flagship L337 Gaming Z97-Machine Motherboard from ECS

ECS has announced the release of its flagship motherboard based on Intel Z97 chipset – the L337 Gaming Z97-Machine. The model is thought to be used for the creation of some powerful gaming configurations. It employs Socket LGA1150 platform that supports 4th and 5th generation of Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron CPUs. Featuring ATX form-factor (305x220 mm), the board might become an ideal complement to the high-end PC system.



ECS L337 Gaming Z97-Machine houses four DIMM slots for DDR3 memory modules; the maximal capacity of memory might not exceed 32 GB, whereas the maximal clock frequencies might approach 3000 MHz. Storage subsystem offers 4x SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports for the connection of standard drives (support for RAID 0/1/5/10 configurations), 1x M.2 NGFF port for the connection of solid-state drives of diverse length. Expansion facilities involve 2x PCI-e 3.0 x16 connectors and 3x PCI-e 2.0 x16 connectors.


Network LAN operates under gigabit Intel I218 controller. Audio …
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