Greeting PowerColor Radeon R9 290X New-Generation Graphics Cards

PowerColor has officially introduced a pair of high-efficiency graphics cards developed on the new-generation Radeon R9 290X series adapters. Codenamed PowerColor Radeon R9 290X, both new-comers support the latest graphics technologies, i.e. DirectX 11.2 and OpenGL 4.2. The models feature a totally identical design, still there is one differentiation: one of the models is equipped with a key to Battlefield 4 game. Such ‘bonus’ has resulted in a bit heightened price of $580, if compared with the standard model that costs $550.

Both cards are based on AMD Hawaii XT chip. It has been dynamically overclocked by PowerColor to 1030 MHz, whereas the nominal clock frequency remained the same – 800 MHz. In order to enhance the performance, the GPU has been supplemented with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with 512-bit interface that runs at 5000 MHz.

To proceed with the specifications, both graphics adapters accommodate four rear video ports (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I, and DVI-D). …

External Hard Drive Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Review

External hard drives have outlived barely few technological modifications since their first appearance in the market. Their main destination is to store voluminous customer files or the whole system image, and provide an unimpeded access to them. In spite of the products distinct purpose and set of assignments, each manufacturer tries to replenish their drives with bright and unusual accessories and facilities. Seagate, being the company with an established reputation in this sector, does not lag behind the tendencies, and offers its consumers a range of additional options. Therefore, Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB drive distinguishes by the possibility to save photos from social networks (Facebook and Flickr), along with standard facilities.


Seagate Backup Plus resembles other similar products in design and can be characterized as classically strict. It has got a rectangular casing and 123x81x14.5 mm dimensions. The casing in made of plastic, however its shock-resistance …

Praiseworthy Monitor Iiyama XB2779QS-S1 Review

Present-day inventory of 27-inch monitors marvels the imagination. However, not all devices are identical in image quality and color sharpness. If you are not looking for a cheap solution with average showings, then you would probably appreciate the merits of ProLite XB2779QS-S1 display from Iiyama. This is not a mainstream product as its major rivals are award-winning Apple Cinema Display and Crossover. As distinct from them, Iiyama’s elaboration comes at a more alluring price that draws various audiences. Why is XB2779QS-S1 so special?

Core Info

The monitor is based on AH-IPS panel (codename LM270WQ1-SDF1 LG Display) with W-LED backlight, WQHD resolution (2560x1440), and 16:9 aspect ratio. The implemented matrix array contributes to a quick response time (5 ms GtG), a marvelous brightness index (440 nits), the widest viewing angles (178/178 degrees in both aspects), and an outstanding contrast ratio (1000:1/5M:1 S/D). The estimated color gamut demonstrates some striking …
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