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.

PC Cases Enermax iVektor to Be Launched in Late August

Enermax is going to release its new iVektor series of PC cases already in late August. First seen at Computex 2013, these products draw prime attention due to unusual design and voluminous internal layout. The series counts three models that are differentiated by color: white version – Enermax iVektor (ECA3310A-W), black version – Enermax iVektor (ECA3310A-B), and red version – Enermax iVektor (ECA3310B-R). They are destined to be employed as the basis for the assembling of various system configurations.

All iVektor representatives are developed in midi-tower form-factor, featuring steel and plastic chassis. The cases support ATX/micro-ATX motherboards and seven expansion slots. Internal layout presupposes the incorporation of three 5.25-inch optical drives, as well as seven 3.5-inch drives. The height of a supported power supply unit might not exceed 179 mm.

When the user fills all seven bays for 3.5-inch drives, the maximal admissible length of graphics adapters …

Enermax Equips NAXN ADV Units with Flat Cables

Enermax, a well-known manufacturer of various PC components, has recently introduced a new line of power supply units that are considered to be a more elaborate follower of NAXN series launched in 2011. A new line has been entitled NAXN ADV and already acquired 80 Plus Bronze certificate. Models, that entered the series, inherited a lot of similar features from their predecessors, nonetheless, they can boast a range of distinguishing parameters.

Thus, one of the most peculiar features pertained to NAXN ADV units is the implementation of absolutely flat cables, including the main power cable with 24-pin connector, cables with PCI Express connectors for 3D cards, as well as cables with sockets for the connection of drives.

Besides flat structure, all cables are quite flexible. According to the manufacturer's words, such layout facilitates their mounting and eliminates the problem of their confusion within the case. In its turn, proper cable management enhances the airflow …
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