Greeting PowerColor Radeon R9 290X New-Generation Graphics Cards

PowerColor has officially introduced a pair of high-efficiency graphics cards developed on the new-generation Radeon R9 290X series adapters. Codenamed PowerColor Radeon R9 290X, both new-comers support the latest graphics technologies, i.e. DirectX 11.2 and OpenGL 4.2. The models feature a totally identical design, still there is one differentiation: one of the models is equipped with a key to Battlefield 4 game. Such ‘bonus’ has resulted in a bit heightened price of $580, if compared with the standard model that costs $550.

Both cards are based on AMD Hawaii XT chip. It has been dynamically overclocked by PowerColor to 1030 MHz, whereas the nominal clock frequency remained the same – 800 MHz. In order to enhance the performance, the GPU has been supplemented with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with 512-bit interface that runs at 5000 MHz.

To proceed with the specifications, both graphics adapters accommodate four rear video ports (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I, and DVI-D). …

Gigabyte Intros Affordable GA-B85M-D2V Plus Mainboard

Micro-ATX/mini-ITX mainboards keep on capturing the market due to the augmentation of small-sized PC platforms. Against this background, Gigabyte is constantly enlarging its portfolio of compact motherboards. Take GA-B85M-D2V Plus alone. This model might boast an optimized functional and an improved audio subsystem combined with a sleek design and a range of protection doo-dads.

Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Plus takes Intel B85 chipset as the basis. The latter supports Socket LGA1150 CPUs (Pentium, Celeron, Intel Core). The company’s designers employed an improved fiberglass mode of superposition on elaboration of PCB textolite; this is called to protect the board from humidity, electrostatic discharge and voltage instability.

The board’s layout supports Ultra Durable 4 Plus design that involves only high-quality components, like solid-state capacitors, transistors with low open channel resistance. The PCB is equipped with two DIMM slots ready for 16 GB of DDR3 memory (1600 …

I-O Data Announces 27-Inch Monitor with the Maximal Resolution

Not so long ago Full HD monitors have been considered a kind of miracle, providing the utmost graphic facilities. This format is nowadays actively implemented in the product lines of many manufacturers, though the price for monitors with Full HD resolution is still biting. Despite this fact, some users feel an acute need for even higher resolution, so I-O Data, a Japanese designer of PC hardware, announced the release of a model with the maximal possible resolution.

Codenamed LCD-MF271CGBR, the monitor features 2560x1440 resolution and 27-inch display. The working display space exceeds the one implemented in monitors with Full HD resolution in 1.8 times. Such specifications offer unmatched graphics effects for the successful accomplishment on rather demanding conditions.

Monitor I-O Data LCD-MF271CGBR is based on IPS array type and is characterized by the following features:

— available video outputs: dual DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA;

— maximal supported …
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