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 …

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 …

Air Cooler Thermalright Archon SB-E Review

Thermalright Inc. has managed to design and supply a whole galaxy of cooling solutions for the entire period of its existence. The prototype of the cooler codenamed Thermalright Archon SB-E was announced last spring and its original version has reached the market this autumn. This model is characterized by some outstanding efficiency and noise level showings, as well as high compatibility with diverse platforms.



General Peculiarities


This air cooler is delivered in a traditional for this manufacturer cardbox. The box contains the cooler itself and a set of key components, featuring a universal backplate, a set of screws, a screwer, fan frames, and brand thermal compound — Thermalright The ChillFactor III. Archon SB-E features 175x155x79.5 mm dimensions and weighs 940 g. It is compatible with Intel and AMD platforms and supports sockets LGA 775/1155/1156/1366/2011 (Intel) and 939/FM1/FM2/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ (AMD).


Framework


The implemented heatsink accommodates …
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