The Pair of ASUS Dual Radeon RX 480 Series 8-GB Video Cards at a More Affordable Price

The most functionally full models of the ASUS ROG STRIX RX 480 series have become the first exponents of the ASUS Radeon RX 480 video cards line. Recently they have been joined by the pair of ASUS Dual Radeon RX 480 series versions at a more affordable price. The simplified cooling system and lower number of features justify the lower price.



ASUS DUAL-RX480-8G and ASUS DUAL-RX480-O8G models are equipped with 8 GB of GDDR5 video RAM with the effective frequency of 8000 MHz, the Super Alloy Power II element base and the 2-fan cooler featuring the Wing-Blade design. These samples have been manufactured on the automatic ASUS AUTO-Extreme Technology line, and the power subsystem uses the 8-pin connector to guarantee the stable work even under the conditions of manual overclocking. In case you decide to connect the VR-headset, the pair of HDMI-ports on the interface panel will come in handy.


The only difference between ASUS DUAL-RX480-8G and ASUS DUAL-RX480-O8G is in their clock …

SSDs Corsair Neutron and Corsair Neutron GTX Review

Current conjuncture in the market of drives proves that SSDs do not require special advertising. Their demand index rises every single day, along with the increasing supply. Corsair, a well-known manufacturer of various PC hardware solutions, has successfully 'assimilated' advanced LAMD LM87800 controllers, and developed two SSD items at once based on this controller. Codenamed Corsair Neutron and Corsair Neutron GTX, these drives are intended at different customer audiences. Both models feature similar internal layout, but differ in the integrated interfaces and memory types.



Specifications


Model Corsair Neutron is considered to be cheaper than GTX version, so its specifications are more modest. It employs MLC flash-memory type with ONFI interface developed under 25 nm technological process. Its companion, Corsair Neutron GTX, belongs to the high-end SSD echelon and employs MLC flash-memory type with Toggle Mode interface designed under 24 nm technological process. Both …

‘Mini-Mighty’ MSI Z97I Gaming AC Motherboard Review

Ever-increasing popularity of mini-ITX mainboards is accounted for the augmentation of small-sized PC systems, work- and multimedia stations, as well as gaming platforms. The latter lay down specific demands towards hardware base, requiring the combination of high performance, durability and price-efficiency. MSI is ready to satisfy those demands, by offering ‘mini, but mighty’ Z97I Gaming AC system board. Being a part of Intel Z97 chipset family, this tiny tot owns all ‘Gaming’ series facilities, despite compact dimensions. Let’s check them out.



Specs Overview


MSI Z97I Gaming AC is based on Intel Z97 chipset targeting Haswell-based CPUs for Socket LGA1150 platform (Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7 series). The implemented PCB accommodates a pair of DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules (16 GB volume) with the clock frequencies from 1333 MHz to 3300 MHz. Expansion facilities are introduced by a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot with no backup from PCI slots. The board comes …
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