Graphics Card MSI R7870 Hawk Review

MSI, a large-scale manufacturer of computer hardware and consumer electronics, has introduced its new lineup of graphics cards, codenamed R7870 Hawk. The new series goes with the upgraded Radeon HD 7870 video adapter, improved integrated circuit and overclocking base. In addition, these graphics cards will go with the implemented GPU Reactor and Unlocked Digital Power technologies. Upon the whole, the introduced integration and performance is called to compete for the customers' favor with other high-end top models designed by Gigabyte and Asus.

Design and Layout

Design of R7870 Hawk somehow resembles a short-cut version of R7970 Lightning from MSI as well. It has similar design of cooling system covered with blue strip. The cover hides five heat pipes and rather compact fans. The rear part of the card is covered by a metallic plate; there is a plastic boot opposite the graphics chip that covers GPU Reactor block. This block is based on a separate detachable board and …

Philips ‘Saturates’ New Monitors with a Bunch of Useful Technologies

MMD Monitors & Displays, a company entitled to distribute LCD-displays under Philips brand, has recently unveiled a new line of monitors targeting various consumer groups. Corporate-centered line comprises a model of Cinemascope format with 21:9 aspect ratio and two B2B models: 27 inch PLS-monitor with a super-high definition (2560x1440) and IPS-monitor with ErgoSensor technology that takes care about the user’s posture.

Philips 298P4QJEB features 29 inch display and is based on IPS array. An unusual aspect ratio of 21:9 is supposed to be its main peculiar characteristic. The implementation of Multiview mode promotes for the increase of efficiency, due to the screen division into two parts and the possibility to work with two sources simultaneously. AH-IPS technology ensures accurate imaging and wholesome display of bright colors.

Philips 272P4QPJKEB is able to totally transform all ideas about sharpness. It features 27 inch display with an advanced resolution of …

New Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 operates at a frequency of 1100 MHz

Gigabyte presented a new overclocking model of video card Tahiti XT, designated as GV-R797TO-3GD. In comparison to the current Radeon HD 7970 OC (GV-797OC-3GD), the newcomer has some advantages. In particular, it is known that the graphic adapter is based on the graphics chip Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition that is selected. The clock frequency of the accelerator is increased from 1000/5500 MHz (core / memory) to the 1100/6000 MHz, comparing GV-797OC-3GD. Standard values, recall — 925 MHz GPU with chip and 5500 MHz with GDDR5 microchip.

Externally the video adapter has no changes: the PCB soldered 3 GB of memory, which combines with the GPU on a 384-bit brace. The number of stream processors is unchanged — 2048 units. The design of printed circuit board includes electrical components Ultra Durable VGA. High-effective WindForce 3X cooler consists of a copper base, a few copper heat pipes and three 80-mm fans.

Unlike its predecessor, Gigabyte GV-R797TO-3GD has a gold plated …
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