Fractal Design Showcases an Offbeat Define S Chassis

Fractal Design, a well-known Swedish PC hardware developer, comes out with an innovative PC chassis, entitled Define S. The new-comer offers an ideal balance of functionality with a perfect soundproofing. Its exterior is differentiated by a classic strictness and style combined with a totally black coverage. The case might accommodate as mini-ITX/mATX motherboards, so full ATX items. Moreover, potential customers are able to choose between a windowed version ($90) and an entirely blind version ($80) of the chassis.



Key peculiarity of Fractal Design Define S model is absence of traditional bays for ODD and HDD/SSD. Instead of them, there are dedicated vertical seats on the reverse side of the motherboard tray for three 3.5-inch drives and two additional 2.5-inch drives. Seats for the 5.25-inch ODD are absent at all.


The layout allows for the installation of 425-mm graphics cards (if frontal fans are excluded, the maximal admissible length of cards might be 450 mm), CPU …

Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 2GB GDDR5 OC and Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 4GB GDDR5 OC from PowerColor

Not to lag behind other vendors the PowerColor company has presented a couple of Radeon RX 560 video cards. We should note that these cards utilize the renamed Polaris 11 GPU with 1024 active streaming processors. At the moment such accelerators are not available on sale, however they are to hit the market by the end of the month.



Thus, PowerColor has produced the Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 2GB GDDR5 OC, alongside with the Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 4GB GDDR5 OC samples, differing in the memory volume (which is observable from their names) and in the GPU frequency. The higher model’s Boost clock equals to 1,180 MHz, and the lower model’s rate is 1,288 MHz. The effective memory in both cases operates at 7,000 MHz.


Chilling of PowerColor specialties is ensured by a cooler with big heatsink. The auxiliary power connector is absent. The interface set includes DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort (x3).

The Upcoming Release of Canvio Desk HDD from Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation is about to release a new external HDD series with USB 3.0 interface, codenamed Canvio Desk. Such information has been voiced by the company's press-service. The new series is represented by HDDs of 1TB, 2TB and 3TB volume capacities. One of the major peculiarities ascribed to Canvio Desk models is their compact dimensions; at the same time, these HDDs are able to offer huge capacity and stability of operation.



Toshiba Canvio Desk is delivered in black casing and provides for double localization on a desk. This HDD can be located as vertically so horizontally to ensure the utmost convenience of utilization. The other peculiarity of Canvio Desk drives is the availability of fanless passive cooling system. The implemented USB 3.0 interface is destined to ameliorate all attached operations, starting from data transfer and finishing with backup activity time.


To continue, the manufacturer has taken care of its HDDs' advanced efficiency by delivering the …
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