A New Series of Haswell-Based Gigabyte Brix Mini-PCs

The appearance of Brix mini-PCs last spring was Gigabyte’s debut in this market segment. The first products were elaborated specifically for Intel Ivy Bridge processors. However, the company decided to update the line of ultra-compact PCs with four new models. Entitled GB-BXCE-2955, GB-BXi7-4500, GB-BXi5-4200, and GB-BXi3-4010, the products are characterized by the support of power-efficient Intel Haswell CPUs.

The most efficient model is Gigabyte GB-BXi7-4500 with the integrated Intel Core i7-4500U processor (1.8/3.0 GHz), whereas the least efficient turns to be Gigabyte GB-BXCE-2955, based on Intel Celeron 2955U (1.4 GHz). At the same time, Gigabyte GB-BXi5-4200 is equipped with Intel Core i5-4200U CPU (1.6/2.6 GHz) and Gigabyte GB-BXi3-4010 comes with Intel Corei3-4010U solution (1.7 GHz).

Except for diverse CPUs, all four Brix mini-PCs feature practically analogous specifications:

— dimensions: 114.4x107.6x29.9 mm;

— memory: two DIMM slots, support for 16 …

Qsan Unveils TrioNAS LX U300 Unifying Data Storages

Qsan, primarily known for various data storage solutions, has recently introduced unifying data storage models intended for SMB. Codenamed TrioNAS LX U300, the new-comers feature modular design with optimal expansion facilities and a balanced settings kit. This provides for a unifying access to the file storage via Ethernet or Fibre Channel networks; the latter support data storage by means of NFS, AFP, FTP, WebDAV, CIFS protocols, as well as block storage via Fibre Channel and iSCSI.

The TrioNAS LX U300 items are based on Intel Haswell platform with Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 processor. The system comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics P4600 and Intel C226 chipset. Power supply is realized due to high-quality PSUs with 80Plus Platinum certificates; they ensure up to 90% efficiency on typical load, thanks to the employment of prime Japanese solid-state and electrolytic capacitors.

The basic storage versions come in two configurations: 3U form-factor for 16 drive bays and 4U …

It’s Already Here! Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Officially Launched

Several months of prolonged rumors have ended in the final release of the much-wanted graphics card from Nvidia — GeForce GTX 780, designed for desktop devices. This is the second solution from this manufacturer for mainstream market, developed in accordance with 28 nm technological process (after Titan series), and the first representative of Nvidia GeForce 700 series. The product is based on Nvidia GK110 graphics core that features 2304 current processors, 192 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

With the attempt to enhance the card’s productivity and make it rival with Titan solutions, Nvidia has dynamically increased GPU clock frequencies from 837 MHz to 863 MHz (nominal) and from 876 MHz to 900 MHz (overclocked). This adapter employs PCI Express 3.0 internal interface. Power supply is realized by means of two power connectors: one 6-contact connector and one 8-contact connector.

In regards to video memory, the manufacturer incorporates highly-efficient GDDR5 modules with 384-bit …
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