Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.



Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.


DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.

PSU Evga 500B: a Perfect ‘Price-Quality’ Combination

Evga, a merited designer of a large spectrum of PC components, is about to release a new power supply unit, entitled 500B (codename: 100-B1-0500-KR). As seen from the title, this model features 500W power and is oriented at saving users, rather than enthusiasts. The unit is already marked by 80Plus Bronze certificate, due to 80% efficiency level on ordinary loading. Upon the whole, 500B is thought to be a perfect ‘price-quality’ combination, ready to comply with all basic users’ requirements.



Evga 500B employs a single +12V rail that ensures a stable power supply to the connected components and guarantees compatibility with new equipment. The unit is estimated for 40A current at +12V rail. Stability of operation might be secured also by means of an onboard protection system; it saves the system from power disruptions, overloading, low input voltage, high voltage, and from short circuit.


To continue, quiet and reliable PSU operation is a merit of a low-noise fan. It …

ASUS is releasing ROG Vulcan PRO headphones for gamers

ASUS is preparing to release new gaming headphones by Republic Of Gamers family with codename ASUS ROG Vulcan PRO. They are the successor to the Vulcan ANC, which received great popularity with players around the world.



The main difference of new headphones is the availability of sound processor ROG Spitfire, which does not require installing any additional software — everything functions at the hardware level. It allows you to optimize performance sound by activating one of the three modes using special keys:

FPS EQ — designed for fans of the genre of FPS and allows players to hear important game details to better determine the position of the enemy;

7.1 virtual surround — provides emulation playback volume 8-channel sound;

Headphone amplifier — allows increasing the volume of the sounds.


High quality sound is provided by two 40-mm neodymium speaker. In addition, the headphones are equipped with built-in equalizer, thanks to which the user can configure the …
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