Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.

Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.

DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.

Samsung Showcases Two New Monitors of 7 Series at CES 2013

Samsung Electronics has unveiled a couple of new high-quality monitors within the boundaries of CES 2013. The two products, Samsung SC770 Touch and Samsung SC750, belong to 7 Series and promise to ensure the utmost display quality and experience. Their predestination isn't limited by a single targeted group only, but expands to all customer groups (professional and entry-level). As said by the manufacturer, this couple will be released later this quarter.

The first of the two monitors, model Samsung SC770 Touch, is totally optimized for the newest Windows 8 platform. It is equipped with a touch-sensitive screen that supports up to ten simultaneous touches and allows rotating and moving the object on the display by means of fingers only. It's housed in an ultra-thin ergonomic frame that secures wide viewing angles and provides for the best consumer experience on viewing multimedia content. This monitor features a stylish stand of cylindric shape; this way, the customer is able …

Meet New Landking Mid-Tower Chassis from Deepcool

Deepcool, known initially as the provider of prime-class cooling solutions, decided to gladden its fan audience by the release of a new mid-tower case, entitled Landking. The new-comer is targeting ATX, mini-ITX and micro-ATX mainboards, expansion cards of up to 280 mm in length, and CPU coolers of up to 165 mm in height. The chassis is made of steel with plastic inclusions, differentiated by a stylish silver coloring.

Deepcool Landking features 512x218x515 mm dimensions and weighs 6.67 kg. Its internal layout is sufficient for the installation of eight expansion cards, three 5.25-inch drives, five 3.5-inch drives, and a pair of 2.5-inch drives. The frontal I/O panel offers two USB 3.0 ports as well as two 3.5 mm mini-jacks; they are accompanied by two USB 2.0 ports and a dedicated dock for SATA interface.

To continue, the chassis offers nice opportunities for the organization of a highly-efficient cooling system. Hence, it accommodates four vacancies for the installation …
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