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 …

A Pair of Monitors with 5:4 Aspect Ratio from iiyama

Iiyama, a Japanese monitor manufacturer, replenished its product line with a pair of displays with an unusual aspect ratio. Models E1980SD-W1and E1980SD-B1 feature 5:4 aspect ratio and differ from each other only by the color of casing (white and black). Along with all up-dated technologies and possibilities, iiyama offers a 3-year limited warranty that secures absolutely free servicing for all customers. The recommended price for the new entries is established at $177 mark.

Monitors E1980SD-W1and E1980SD-B1 employ TN+film panel type and are characterized by 5 ms array response time (transfer from White to Gray). The nominal resolution of 1280x1024 ensures good viewing angles (170 degrees across and 160 degrees down), 250 cd/m2 maximal brightness, and 1000:1 maximal static contrast with five million to 1 dynamic contrast. Option iStyleColor is responsible for the improvement of image quality.

Both models are characterized by the reduced showings of power consumption. …

New E2276VWM6 and E2476VWM6 Monitors from AOC are Showcased

Retina stress, triggered by a durable indigo emission, is no longer a threat for users, since AOC has integrated an innovative Anti-Blue Light technology into a pair of high-end monitors. The E2276VWM6 and E2476VWM6 boast an increased from 450 nm to 460 nm wavelength; this reduces harmful blue emissions by 90% and promotes for an ideal color rendering.

Moreover, a couple comes with an implemented Flicker Free technology. It totally eliminates flickering on adjusting LED backlight towards screen brightness. This provides for a better eye care.

To continue, both new-comers from AOC are known to support 1920x1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 static contrast, 20M:1 dynamic contrast, 170/160 degrees viewing angles, 2 ms response time (perfect for gaming and dynamic video applications), and 16.7 million of displayed colors. The connection of external devices is realized thanks to one VGA port and one HDMI with MHL support. The latter allows Android-based devices to …
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