The Second Generation of Polaris: Introduction to the Radeon RX 570 Using the ASUS ROG Strix Video Card as an Example

Currently, the situation with the total dominance of NVIDIA in the segment of top-end graphics solutions has developed. AMD is unlikely to present its progressive Vega accelerators shortly. But a series of mid-level video cards based on GPU Polaris has already been developed. Their second generation is presented, so let’s start studying the new products.


Polaris 20 Based Video Cards

The updated line of video cards includes four models: Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570, Radeon RX 560 and Radeon RX 550. They are direct successors of similar models of the RX400 series; in particular, the Radeon RX 580/570 replaces the Radeon RX 480/470. So, let’s consider the changes in the new video cards in this review.


The Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570 are based on the Polaris 20 graphics processor which has no major changes with respect to Polaris 10. This is the development of the AMD GCN architecture and its fourth implementation. The GPU counts 36 Compute Unit (CU) computational …

In Anticipation of Sharp PN-K322B Official Release

Sharp, a Japanese manufacturer of high-quality PC displays and various consumer devices, is going to launch a new 32-inch monitor with Ultra HD resolution. Codenamed PN-K322B, this innovative product is intended for professional use, in graphics/video development, for instance. The model is based on an advanced IGZO array that takes benefit from semiconductors based on indium, gallium, zinc and oxide. Along with a striking resolution, the new-comer is distinguished by touch-screen technology support, recognizing up to ten simultaneous touches.



Sharp PN-K322B features a sophisticated and elegant design. It has got a thin frame and a sliding stand that can be detached when necessary. In such condition the display might be used as a panel, controlled by an onscreen pen. Moreover, the model supports a unique technology that allows the user’s hand to stay on the screen while utilizing the pen.


Sharp promises to start selling its outstanding PN-K322B monitor already in late …

PSU Fractal Design Newton R3 600W Review

Fractal Design plunged into PSU market comparatively not so long ago, and nowadays its product line counts only three PSU series, naming Tesla R2, Integra R2 and Newton R3. The latter consists of three models and is supposed to belong to the top-segment of products. The entry-level model in this series, codenamed Fractal Design Newton R3 600W, is estimated for the maximal output power of 600W (as suggested by the codename), produced via +12VDC rail. Generally, this power supply unit has got 80Plus Platinum certificate due to high level of efficiency. Let’s see what other privileges this product might offer.



Basic Peculiarities


PSU Newton R3 600W features 150x86x165 mm dimensions (w/h/d) and goes in two color variations: black and white. The case itself has got matte coating that prevents visible fingerprints or stains. Some facet edges are skewed a bit to add elegance to the design. The model complies with EPS 2.92/ATX 2.31 standards and is estimated for one hundred …
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