Saluting XL2420Z: a New Gaming Monitor from BenQ

BenQ Corporation, a renowned Taiwanese developer of hi-end visual solutions, has just unveiled its newest gaming PC monitor. Entitled XL2420Z, this 24-inch item is crammed with advanced technologies, ensuring an unprecedented gaming experience. The new-comer is based on a common TN array, capable of embracing up to 72% of NTSC color model. The improvement of visual effects is ensured by LED backlit, whereas connectivity is supported by input connectors: 2x HDMI, 1x D-Sub, 1x DVI, 1x DP1.2, and audio jack.



BenQ XL2420Z panel features such specs: aspect ratio — 16:9, maximal resolution – Full HD 1920x1080, vertical refresh rate – 100/120/144 Hz, response time – 1 ms, typical brightness – 300 nits, viewing angles – 170/160 degrees, contrast static/dynamic – 1000:1/12M:1, amount of displayed colors – 16.7 m. The model is peculiar by an advanced stand with red elements. Along with the standard adjustments (the alteration of height, tilt and pitch angle), the user …

Overview of the LogicPower 7777 Case

In the last couple of years, the chassis with the division of the interior into two zones has become very popular. In the lower part, as a rule, there is a power supply unit and drives, and in the upper part – all the other components. Almost all manufacturers now have similar models. This fashion did not pass around LogicPower, where it was embodied in the case of LP 7777 from the Perfect series.


Characteristics

Case type: Midi-Tower

Dimensions, mm: 470 (H) x 210 (W) x 448 (D)

Material: ABS plastic, steel

Weight, kg: 4.4

Color: Black

Form factor: ATX

Devices 5.25": 2

3.5" external devices: –

3.5"/2.5" internal devices: 2/2

Supported expansion slots: 7

Front fans: 3 x 120 mm (optional)

Upper fans: 1 x 120/140 mm (optional)

Rear fans: 1 x 120 mm (optional)

Side fans: 2 x 120 mm (optional)

Internal fans: 2 x 120 mm (optional)

Interface sockets: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, microphone in and headphone out

PowerColor Outs an Overclocked Radeon R9 270 OC Graphics Card

Along with other AMD partners, PowerColor has elaborated its own version of Radeon R9 270 adapter. The PowerColor Radeon R9 270 OC is differentiated from rival products by an improved cooling system and factory overclocked frequencies. Its release is scheduled for late November and the retail price won’t hit over $180.



To begin with, this graphics card is naturally based on AMD Curacao Pro GPU, developed under 28 nm technological process. It consists of 1280 current processors, 32 ROPs and 64 TMUs. The core runs at 930 MHz frequency and is able to gain 955 MHz frequency on overclocking. The incorporation of GDDR5 memory (2 GB) with 256-bit bus interface ensures some striking bandwidth of 180 Gb/sec; this provides for the support of gaming applications with high resolution. Memory chip operates at 1400 MHz nominal frequency but might gain the index of 5600 MHz of effective frequency on overclocking.


Cooling system, implemented within Radeon R9 270 OC, cannot be called …
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