HDD Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ Review

Western Digital started the winning of HDD market almost ten years ago. Since that time the company has managed to dramatically improve its manufacturing process and achieve the desirable heights. Its latest HDD solution, codenamed VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ, deserves special attention thanks to its performance showings and low operational temperatures.

General Peculiarities

Flagship HDD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ goes in 1TB volume capacity and is destined for the employment primarily in workstations. It combines high performance along with reliability to become an efficient solution for professional office needs, compact servers, high-end workstations, rendering processes, and for the management of graphics content of high resolution. Upon the whole, this model stands somewhere between the entry level SSDs and winchesters of 3.5 inch form-factor.

Additionally, Western Digital delivers modifications of VelociRaptor which go in more modest capacities (250 GB and 500 GB). …

Point of View GeForce GT 640: power-efficient graphics

Company Point of View has presented the first card of GeForce 600 category — Point of View GeForce GT 640, created on the basis of GPU nVidia.

GeForce GT 640 is a power-efficient graphics processor with little heat-emission index. It is developed in compliance with 28 nm technological process and based on Kepler architecture. GPU is equipped with 384 universal processors, and supports key technologies nVidia, such as adaptive vertical synchronization, smoothing FXAA and nVidia Surround — a technology that allows to connect up to three monitors simultaneously. Also the model supports stereoscopic 3D mode.

Graphics card Point of View GeForce GT 640 has got three video outputs — Dual Link DVI, HDMI and VGA, and is available in 1 GB and 2 GB video-memory versions of DDR3 type. In comparison with the previous generations of GeForce grapics cards, new nVidia GeForce GT 640 boasts high efficiency showings — up to 30%.

To continue, the new product is designed to bridge …

PowerColor Radeon R9 295X2: High-End Adapter with Two GPUs

PowerColor has recently launched the most powerful in AMD’s Radeon series graphics card, entitled Radeon R9 295X2. The key peculiarity of the model is the availability of two GPUs, which are accompanied by a hybrid cooling system. Such remarkable specifications make the card an ideal solution for advanced gamers and overclocking enthusiasts.

PowerColor Radeon R9 295X2 employs PCI-e 3.0 x16 interface and incorporates a pair of AMD Hawaii XT GPUs (28 nm, GCN 2.0). Each processor features 2816 CUDA cores, 64 ROPs, and 176 TMUs. They operate at the maximal 1018 MHz clock frequency. Each GPU ‘cooperates’ with 4 GB GDDR5 memory (8 GB in total) with 512-bit rails. Its nominal clock frequency makes up 1250 MHz, whereas efficient frequency might reach up 5000 MHz.

This remarkable graphics card is furnished with a hybrid cooler. Both GPUs are taken care by a liquid-cooling solution of enclosed type, power circuits are taken care by air cooling. The latter consists of a fan …
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