Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC is Available for Preorder

Sapphire is about to launch the first modification of AMD’s graphics adapter – the Radeon RX 480. The new-comer, entitled Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC, is already available for preorder at the price tag of $322. The PCB, as well as the integrated cooling system, employs a modified design. The ‘OC’ postfix implies that the card has been overclocked to provide for a better performance.



Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC comes equipped with AMD Polaris 10 GPU (14 nm, FinFet, GCN). It features 2304 stream processors, 32 ROPs & 144 TMUs. The presumptive GPU clock frequency might achieve 1350 MHz. At the same time, memory subsystem hasn’t been modified: 8 GB of GDDR5 are supposed to run at 2.0/8.0 GHz (base/dynamic) frequency.


The 2-slot cooling system employs a few heatpipes, a large aluminum heatsink, a stiffening plate at the reverse side, and a couple of 100-mm fans. The latter are able to operate in passive mode when GPU temperature is low. Moreover, the model boasts the …

Intel Kabby Lake Core i5 7600K Processor Review

Join us for checking out the new Kabby Lake Core i5 7600K processor from Intel which has just appeared on sale. Based on the 14nm Node the new processors of the Core i5 series are meant for being used by mainstream consumers and are quite budget friendly as opposite to the other Intel products. So let’s look at the processor’s performance in a wide variety of situations and different benchmarks.



Core i7 7700K as well as Kaby Lake Core i5 7600K processors have been developed for the desktop platform and are a mere respin of the previous Skylake which means that both previously mentioned processors are Socket 1151, though possessed as a brand new chipset.


So this means that your Z170 or H170 motherboard will be absolutely compatible with any of the two Kaby Lake processors after a BIOS upgrade. In addition to being quite powerful for such a moderate price, both of the newly released processors are energy efficient enough to compete with their more expensive brethren. …

Asus Boasts One More Graphics Adapter with a Two-Slot Cooler

Asus has replenished its graphics card series based on Kepler architecture with a brand variation of one-chip GeForce GTX 680 adapter. Brand Asus GeForce GTX 680 card has been developed on an original in design circuit board and is notable by the doubled to 4GB GDDR5 memory capacity. Nevertheless, the most outstanding characteristic of a new product is the implementation of a two-slot cooling system, codenamed DirectCU II. Earlier Asus equipped its GeForce GTX 680 adapters with three-slot coolers.



The company decided to concentrate mainly on the introduction of an uncommon cooling system, leaving all frequency showings identical to the recommended by Nvidia index. Thus, graphics core operates at 1006 MHz frequency, while memory module works at 6008 MHz. Memory chips are soldered on both sides of the circuit board. The reverse side of PCB is covered by an aluminum plate that is in direct contact with GDDR5 chips.


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