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CYBERPOWERPC Teams Up with Newegg to Launch $299 "Everyman Quad Core" System

CyberPower Inc., a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations, has teamed with leading online retail partner Newegg to offer the Everyman Quad Core (EQ100) - an AMD Sempron 3850 Kabini powered desktop system that makes quad core computing practical for everyday use. The CYBERPOWERPC EQ100 arrives just in time for Father's Day and will be available June 13-15 fully-loaded at $299.99 at www.newegg.com.

Pre-built with AMD's Sempron 3850 Kabini APU, the Everyman Quad Core delivers quad-core performance to consumers with two SATA 6 Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, a PCIe x16 2.0 slot for graphic card upgrades, and a pair of video outputs (HDMI, and VGA). The AMD system-in-a-socket platform provides up to 3x more computing performance than its competitors.

ASRock Announces a Trio of Socket AM1 Motherboards

ASRock announced a trio of socket AM1 motherboards for AMD's "Kabini" series APUs, Athlon and Sempron-branded CPUs, in the FS1b (AM1) package. The lineup includes the AM1B-M, a compact micro-ATX model; and two mini-ITX ones, the AM1H-ITX, and the AM1B-ITX. The AM1B-M draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 4-pin ATX connectors, and uses a 3-phase VRM to power the APU. A PCI-Express 2.0 x16, and a PCIe 2.0 x1 make for its expansion slots. Connectivity includes two SATA 6 Gb/s ports, two USB 3.0 ports (rear), D-Sub display output, gigabit Ethernet, and 6-channel HD audio.

The AM1H-ITX, and the AM1B-ITX appear to be based on a common PCB design, but differ with connectivity. The former is gear towards modern connectivity options. It draws power from either a 24-pin ATX, or a 2-pin external DC input. The board is loaded with features, including HDMI and DVI display outputs, four SATA 6 Gb/s ports, four USB 3.0 ports, PCI-Express 2.0 x16 and mPCIe slots, and 8-channel HD audio. The latter is geared more towards essential/legacy connectivity. It features the same display outputs, but chucks out 2-pin power input, and 8-channel HD audio to make room for a parallel LPT port.

Gigabyte Rolls Out a Pair of Socket AM1 Motherboards

Gigabyte unveiled a pair of socket AM1 (FS1b) motherboards for AMD A-Series and E-Series "Kabini" APUs, and upcoming Athlon and Sempron-branded CPUs based on the same silicon. The lineup begins with the AM1M-S2H, which offers a basic mix of modern and legacy connectivity; including a combination of HDMI and D-Sub display outputs. The AM1M-S2P is based on a similar board design, but offers a lot more legacy connectivity options, including LPT and COM. Both boards offer a PCI-Express 2.0 x16, PCIe x1, and legacy PCI expansion slots, a pair of DDR3 DIMM slots, each; and are built in the narrow micro-ATX form-factor. Prices are expected to be around the $50 mark.

Sempron 140 Unlocks to Athlon II X2

It has been done over and over again, and each time new AMD processors successfully unlock disabled cores (dubbed "defective"), it only makes us wonder if it is a deliberate attempt by the company to make buying its cheaper processors potentially rewarding. It has been discovered that AMD's recently announced Sempron 140 single-core processor can be transformed into a dual-core Athlon II X2 series processor with a simple, well-known trick. This comes as no surprise, as the "Sargas" core the processor is based on, is made by disabling one core on the Regor dual-core die.

The trick requires a motherboard with AMD SB710 or SB750 southbridge that supports the Advanced Clock Calibration feature. Not all motherboards, however, support this mod. By simply enabling the feature in the BIOS setup program, the system will be able to address both processor cores, with the complete feature-set of Athlon II X2. The staff behind the feat over at Thai techsite VModTech tested for the unlocked core's stability with much success. At 3.71 GHz (13.5 x 275 MHz @ 1.536 V), the processor stood SuperPi, WPrime, and WinRAR bandwidth tests. Validation can be found here. At around $40, here's the cheapest ticket to a dual-core processor that looks $80 Intel processors in the eye.

Source: VModTech

AMD Preps First AM3-based Sempron Processors

AMD is preparing its first set of Sempron processors based on the DDR3 supportive AM3 package. The first one, codenamed "Sargas" is a single-core chip that comes across as a single-core variant of the Athlon II X2 "Regor". It features a broad 3.6 GT/s HyperTransport 3.0 system interface, 128 KB of L1 and 1 MB of L2 cache, a dual-channel DDR2/DDR3 memory interface, an up-to-date AMD feature and instruction-set including AMD64, SSE4A, and AMD-V.

Sargas is built on Global Foundries' 45 nm SOI process, and has an operating voltage range of 0.85 ~ 1.35 V. The first SKU based on this core is the Sempron X1 140 (model: SDX140HBGQBOX). It has a clock speed of 2.70 GHz, and a bus multiplier of 13.5x. At that speed, its TDP is rated at 45W. It will be available towards the end of this week, priced around 35 Euro.

BenQ nScreen i221 All-in-One PC Surfaces

BenQ is in the expansion mode with its all-in-one PC lineup. Almost a month ago, the company's nScreen i91 surfaced, characterized by the AMD "Yukon" ULV platform that drives it. The company's Japanese division is out with another such PC: the nScreen i221. This model is the larger model, with a 21.5-inch HD LCD display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. On the inside, the hardware remains the same as with the nScreen i91: an AMD Sempron 210U 1.50 GHz CPU that's non-upgradable, 1 GB of DDR2 memory, AMD 690E core-logic with ATI Radeon X1200 integrated graphics, and 160 GB of storage. On the peripherals front, it features a 1.3 MP web camera, 4-in-1 digital card reader, and connectivity that includes WiFi, and Ethernet. The nScreen i221 is expected to be launched globally by October.

Source: TechConnect Magazine

MSI Introduces VR430 Notebook

Combining Color Film Print Technology with ocean wave patterns in design, MSI VR430 incorporates a brand new aesthetic concept to the personal laptop computers. Moreover, VR430 features MSI exclusive ECO Engine, the outstanding and unique power saving function invented by MSI Notebook, as the power management function to extend the battery running time while performing different tasks. With attractive appearance and excellent computing capacity, VR430 is your perfect choice for a fancy but also powerful NB.

With 1280x800 high resolution, perfect length and width ratio for the 14.1" LCD monitor, VR430 can liven up your presentations and briefings at work with impressive and vivid colors. On the other hand, it is also capable of displaying DVD caliber images to enhance your viewing pleasures. What's more, slim design along with a weight of at most 2.2kg is much more portable in the market, making it the suitable choice for business consumers on the run. With built-in 1.3 mega pixel webcam and internal microphone, VR430 enables you to engage in real-time sharing and live-video, such as participating in videoconferencing in order to enhance your work efficiency. Additionally, VR430 has a 4-in-1 card reader and 3 well distributed USB 2.0 ports, facilitates connection with various types of computer peripherals. The VR430 is ideal for any environment, whether home, office, or school.

BenQ Intros nScreen i91 All-in-One PC

BenQ introduced its newest product: the nScreen i91 All-in-One PC. The PC uses a monolithic design with the head-unit housing the system and a 19 inch 16:9 widescreen HD dislpay. For a change, BenQ opts for the AMD Yukon-based Sempron 210U processor instead of Intel Atom. Other pieces of hardware include 1 GB of DDR2 memory, 160 GB of storage space, a card-reader and built-in 1.3 MP webcam.

The bottom-right of the screen holds a rotary-switch that controls volume and power, TV-style. BenQ rates this PC to consume up to 80% less power in comparison to conventional desktop PCs, with its consumption rated at around 30W. The company is planning to make something similar using Intel's Atom processor. This nScreen i91 will be available at around $512 from the end of this month in Asian markets.

Source: Expreview

MSI Announces GX711 Value Gaming Notebook

Every second counts when it comes to transitions in games! MSI GX711 provides with the enormous 17-inch LCD monitor with powerful Ati HD3650 Graphic with 512 MB VRAM, GX711 can achieve the ultimate realism experience whether you are playing games or watching a DVD and create the most astonishingly realistic audio and visual effects. Moreover, in order to keep the edge in the fast paced world of intense gaming competition, GX711 especially adds the colorful W, A, S, D buttons on the keyboard, so the player can find the direction controls in record time. To deliver real-life listening enjoyment, GX711 is recognized and approved by the highest standards of Dolby, theater-class 4 high quality speakers and built-in subwoofer.

GX711 features AMD Turion X2 Ultra dual-Core / Sempron Mobile Processor Technology which uses Ati RX690+SB600 chipset to deliver truly outstanding dual-core performance computing power, great battery life, and expanded wireless connectivity. Additionally GX711 is equipped with a 3 well distributed USB 2.0 ports, IEEE1394 connecting interface and a Muti-DVD burner for you to easy editing and saving high-quality photos/videos.With blistering speeds and true-to-life video and audio performance on-the-go,GX711 is gamers' first choice for gaming notebook. The newest Ati HD3650 Graphic with 512 MB VRAM delivers remarkable performance and an unsurpassed feature set for accelerating spectacular gaming. For a more fluid, more detailed, more realistic 3D high-definition while playing the game. Never a moment of delay to occur, feel the excitement.

9-watt Sempron 2100+ on the way

Ok, a Sempron is never going to win any prizes for performance, but AMD’s latest addition its embedded processor line is a new Sempron 2100+ with a TDP rating of a mere 9-watts. The embedded CPU uses socket S1 and will be ideal for low-cost fanless systems that require moderate processing power without overheating or running up a huge power bill. Admittedly it won’t be of much use in gaming machines or servers, but it should be capable of simple office tasks and web browsing, plus it’s the first embedded CPU to feature AMD64 technology which may give it a slight edge in some environments. The new processor is compatible with AMD’s M690T chipset, with AAEON and Arbor offering boards that are compatible with the CPU. No details of pricing or availability are given, although this will be mainly intended for manufactures to integrate into products rather than end users.Source: DailyTech
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