Graphics Card MSI N680GTX Lightning 2 GB Review

Graphics cards from MSI Ltd. enjoy popularity among customers due to high-quality components and utmost performance. Currently, there are several company's model lines available in the market, but Lightning series deserves special attention. This is explained by the fact that the manufacturer managed to realize in its products the most advanced technologies to provide for complete satisfaction of various consumer needs. Its latest creation, graphics card MSI N680GTX, also belongs to the Lightning series and is targeting to marvel potential audience by outstanding specifications and facilities.

Overall Specifications

Graphics card MSI N680GTX Lightning is based on GK 104 Kepler GPU developed according to 28 nm technological process. Its working frequency approximates 1111 MHz in nominal mode and 1176 MHz in Turbo Boost mode. It accommodates 3540 million transistors and 1536 current processors. The model supports GDDR5 memory type with 256 bit interface. Memory working …

Enermax Puts on Sale Its New CPU Cooler Entitled ETS-T40-TAV

Enermax Technology Corporation, an established Taiwanese designer of multiple PC components, has already put on sale its newest cooler ETS-T40-TAV. The novel is predestined to supply enough cooling effect to CPU and its adjacent elements. The product is developed in Tower-type form-factor, featuring 139x93x160 mm dimensions, and is compatible with CPUs which TDP level does not exceed 200W. The following CPU sockets fall under this category: Intel LGA 775/1155/1156/1366/2011 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+.

Model ETS-T40-TAV consists of a voluminous aluminum heatsink, four heat pipes (6 mm each) which support direct contact technology, and a single 120 mm fan. The fan, entitled TB Appolish PWM, is based on Twister bearing, while its operation is controlled by PWM technology. PWM enables the speed variation from 800 RPM to 1800 RPM, depending on the loading.

On such conditions its performance fluctuates within the measures of 33.26 -75.98 CFM and noise level ranges from …

Meeting New Cooling System Brocken 2 from Alpenfoehn

Only a couple of weeks are left till the official release of a new cooling system Brocken 2 designed by Alpenfoehn. This is a long-awaited launch, since the fist version of the system, entitled Brocken, was honored to gladden the audience long time ago. Hereby, Brocken 2 has got a wee bit modified framework, if compared with the predecessor. Its dimensions together with a fan equal to 146x100x165 mm.

The base is shaped by means of five 6 mm copper heat pipes, tightly pressed together. Aluminum plates of the heatsink seem to be ‘cut’ in the center, unlike the one-piece construction of plates implemented in Brocken.

Active cooling power is ensured by a nine-blade fan of 140 mm standard size, known as WingBoost 2. The fan supports PWM technology that allows altering its rotational speed within the boundaries of 400-1100 RPM. Its activity stimulates the airflow index of 109 CFM, while the noise level barely achieves 19.6 dB (A). WingBoost 2 features small distance between …
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