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 …

PSU Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze Review

Seasonic Electronics has already indulged the community with its PSU solutions of M12II and S12II series. Currently, all the models included to those lineups are marked by 80 Plus Bronze certificate that testify their belonging to the high-end echelon. This year the company has completed the modernization of S12II series to add some advanced characteristics to its products. PSU S12II-520 Bronze is delivered with the nominal power of 520 W and is primarily designated to be employed in gaming PCs with a single high-performance graphics adapter.

Design Peculiarities and Cable Set

Power supply unit Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze goes in ATX 12V form-factor and boasts 80 Plus Bronze standards. The nominal delivery kit is not differentiated by any peculiar components, since the manufacturer included only a detailed user manual, four screws, network power cable, power adapter from PATA to a couple of sockets for FDD connection.

PSU casing is developed in black coloring with the …

Samsung Introduces Prime-Class Monitor S27B970D

Samsung Electronics has lately introduced its flagship monitor of 9 series, codenamed S27B970D. The new series belongs to the prime-class segment and boasts the implementation of advanced technologies, state-of-the-art design and highest display quality. All monitors of this series have undergone brand calibration which allowed the developers to improve the display quality and color rendition. Thus, S27B970D will suit those customers who lay down tough requirements to the quality of imaging, detailing, and color realism.

Monitor Samsung S27B970D can boast a really unique and ergonomic design. Original and refined design is the tribute to the metallic casing components, steadfast stand, multi-functional foot, and user-friendly interface sockets layout. This model is equipped with PLS LED, developed by the company's designers specifically for this series. Hence, it guarantees accurate color rendering and absence of tints distortion despite the viewing angle. What is more, S27B970D …
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