MSI Showcases R9 280X Gaming 3G LE Graphics Card with Under-Frequency

MSI Gaming lineup of graphics cards is currently rich in numerous models targeting gamers with any taste and budget. Nonetheless, the company never stops pleasing its fans, so the appearance of a new R9 280X Gaming 3G LE (Light Edition) card is quite viable. The new-comer is much alike its predecessor — R9 280X Gaming 3G, released last autumn, — but features reduced frequencies. The other specifications are almost identical.



MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G LE is based on AMD Radeon R9 280X GPU. Its modified frequency chart looks the following way: nominal clock frequency in Silent/Gaming/OC mode makes up 860 MHz, whereas dynamic clock frequency differs, depending on the mode. Hence, in Silent mode it equals to 1000 MHz, in Gaming mode – to 1010 MHz, and in OC mode – to 1020 MHz. Just to compare, the predecessor boasts some 1000 MHz nominal and 1050 MHz dynamic index.


The layout of the graphics card involves 3 GB of GDDR5 memory (384-bit bus) that runs at 6 GHz, Military …

Deepcool Intros Dual-Fan GamerStorm Assassin II CPU Cooler

Deepcool Industries comes out with the second revision of Assassin CPU cooler. The GamerStorm Assassin II is a dual-fan solution intended for hard-core users with thirst for utmost performance and noiseless operation. The model is compatible with most of AMD and Intel platforms, including AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2/FM2+ & LGA 775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011/2011-v3.



Featuring 167x158x143 mm dimensions, the new-comer complies with all up-to-date requirements for high-end PC builds. Its framework comprises two aluminum heatsink blocks, consisting of 48 fins which are connected by means of eight nickel-plated heatpipes (6 mm each).


This cooler comes with two integrated fans, both based on fluid-dynamic bearing. The first 140 mm model is able to rotate at 300-1200 RPM with the maximal produced airflow of 70.08 CFM; it noise level fluctuates between 17.8-27.3 dB range. The second 120 mm fan might accelerate up to 1400 RPM, producing 68.06 CFM airflow and 27.3 dB noise.

Customers Are Welcome to Put to a Test New Low-Profile GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Graphics Cards from Zotac

Recently the product range of the Zotac Co. has been replenished with two novelties – GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards.



The names suggest that these video cards are of a low profile and represent the most affordable models of the Pascal generation. GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are fully identic outwardly and feature the same PC-boards, as well as cooling systems with a pair of compact fans. The adapters are of 144.78 х 111.15 mm dimensions.


The lower-order card offers 2 GB of memory, 1,354/1,455 MHz frequency ratio for a core and 7,000 MHz frequency for memory. The higher-end device features 1,290/1,392 MHz and 7,000 MHz frequencies respectively. Memory is doubled. The auxiliary power is not required. When considering the interface set one can distinguish a DisplayPort, an HDMI and a DVI port.
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