Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.

General Specs

Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.

PCB Layout

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SSD Silicon Power Velox V60 Review

SSDs got implanted into IT market long time ago but still manage to provide potential customers with innovative and efficient solutions. There is no wonder that SSD market is represented by a large number of products oriented as on enthusiasts so on average people with average needs. Silicon Power is among the companies that frequently gladdens its clients with ever newer models and advanced technologies. Its new Velox V60 series is ready to offer an unmatched performance and unprecedented durability, along with rather 'stinging' price. However, its specifications justify the high cost.

Delivery Kit

Silicon Power Velox V60 is delivered in a compact cardboard, the external cover of which is full of information about this model. The kit involves a set of necessary for usage components, such as accompanying documentation, user manual, 3.5-inch adapter, and a set of screws. The screws are a useful means for the installation of the SSD not only in a dedicated slot in laptop, …

New External Storage from Century Japan with Four Drives

Century Japan is planning to launch in home market its new external data storage system stipulated for the installation of four hard drives. Codenamed CRCH35U3IS, this storage features 260x130x185 mm dimensions. It is able to accommodate 3.5-inch, as well as 2.5-inch drives with dedicated adapters, which support SATA 3 6 Gb/sec interface. The storage is connected to the PC with the help of high-speed USB 3.0 port.

The availability of four switches on the frontal plate of the casing is thought to be a basic distinctive feature of Century CRCH35U3IS system. Those switches allow the customers to monitor the power supply for each drive independently.

The storage receives power from a built-in power supply unit, while the ventilation activity is secured by a fan, located on the rear part within the casing. It is controlled by means of PWM technology and a special thermal sensor that enables forced activation and deactivation of rotational process.

Century CRCH35U3IS is …
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