Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.



General Specs


Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.


PCB Layout


All hardware base components are …

Small-Sized CPU Cooler Thermalright AXP-100 Review

Being an acknowledged leader in the segment of PC cooling systems, Thermalright never stops its improvement. The company always keeps pace with time, supplying its customers with only advanced and up-dated products. Following the latest tendencies towards the miniaturization in HTPC field, Thermalright took a decision to design a cooler for small-sized mini-ITX motherboards. As a result, all potential customers can now revel in a new compact cooler, codenamed AXP-100.



Design and Framework


CPU cooler AXP-100 features a horizontal framework, consisting of thin aluminum plates pieced by six copper heatpipes (6 mm each pipe). The whole construction is covered by a nickel surface. The heatpipes are folded smoothly and distributed across the heatsink area with 10 mm spacing; their edges are covered by ornamental caps with ‘Thermalright’ logo. Such configuration ensures utmost heat dissipation across the surface.


The implemented heatsink has got two-stage structure, …

Monitor ViewSonic VP2765-LED Review

The spectrum of monitors available in the market is able to satisfy the needs of the most fastidious customers. Nevertheless, such abundance of products creates some confusion when it comes about the purchase of a really worthy item. Monitor ViewSonic VP2765-LED belongs to the generation of professional models based on MVA array and is able to ensure appropriate color effects and high contrast range. Upon the whole, monitors with the implemented MVA technologies are considered to be rarity in the hardware market, so ViewSonic VP2765-LED deserves a special attention from the part of professional or entry-level customers.



Design and Framework


Monitor ViewSonic VP2765-LED is notable for the ponderous design void of refinement. Huge bearing bottom is the first striking peculiarity that bursts into the eye. Such design approach is called to ensure the 100% framework consistency which adds to the product’s reliability. Despite huge dimensions, the bearing is developed …
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