Wednesday News, August 10th 2011

The ASUS Xonar DG Headphone Amp & PCI 5.1 Audio Card poses to be an alternative solution to the shoddy onboard sound. The Xonar DG pushes out superior sound that can benefit anyone, especially gamers. Running the show is a C-Media CMI8786 High-Definition Sound Processor. This chip features support for 96K/16bit playback, 48K/16bit recording. The integrated S/PDIF transmitter supports 44.1k/48k/96KHz sample-rate and 16bits resolution. Supports the latest Dolby Digital EX and DTS ES 6.1/7.1CH DVD soundtrack playback. There is Full-duplex 8CH DAC/2CH ADC. ASUS provides a built-in Headphone AMP and GX2.5 for realistic 3D audio effects.


With AMD's new and affordable Fusion APU processors now on the market, Gigabyte steps up to the starting blocks, ready to win the race. Sporting a ton of features, the GA-A75-UD4H is not only ready for endurance racing, but superfast sprints down the drag strip too. We strap our AMD A8-3850 APU in Gigabyte's GA-A75-UD4H, and take it around the test track.


Crucial hit the pavement running when they received the C300 series of solid state drives. With a read/write of 355MB/sec and 140MB/sec respectfully, the C300 was not slug. But with the introduction of the SATA III controller and the P67 chipset many manufacturers felt it was time to unleash their transfer power. Crucial was one of those companies as they released the m4 series of solid state drives. What kinds of improvements number wise does the new model have over the older model? Read on.


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All-in-One PC’s have been getting quite popular over the past few years. When Intel released the Atom processor we really saw All-in-One PC’s become affordable. One of the most popular All-in-One series of PC’s is Zotac’s ZBOX. These really appealed to the SFF (Small Form Factor) and HTPC (Home Theater PC) crowd. Now Zotac is bringing AMD’s Fusion E-350 APU in to the ZBOX’s series. Today we will be taking a look at the ZBOX HD-AD02 Plus that packs the E-350 1.6GHz APU as well as integrated Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 2GB of DDR3, 250GB hard drive and WiFi. Let’s take a look and see if it is the perfect SFF system for you!