Galax Unleashes GeForce GTX 970 and 980 HOF Graphics Cards

Galax, the company created due to a merger of Galaxy and KFA2, entered the market with a couple of new graphics solutions: the GeForce GTX 970 HOF and the GeForce GTX980 HOF cards. Both greenhorns are intended for enthusiasts longing for the best overclocking potential. Thus, they offer dual BIOS support for safe modification of key parameters and a pair of advanced utilities: Hyper Boost and Voltage Tool.



Galax GeForce GTX 970 HOF and 980 HOF models are powered by Nvidia GM204 GPU (Maxwell generation) with a striking factory overclocking index. Therewith, GTX 970 HOF runs at 1216 MHz (nominal) and 1380 MHz (dynamic) frequencies instead of etalon 1051 MHz/1178 MHz ones. In its turn, GTX 980 HOF operates at 1304 MHz (nominal) and 1418 MHz (dynamic) frequencies instead of reference 1126 MHz/1216 MHz ones. Moreover, the manufacturer swears that this couple is able to overclock up to 1.5 GHz frequency on air cooling and up to 2.1 GHz frequency on liquid cooling.


The GeForce GTX …

SilentiumPC Intros Small-Sized Alea M50 Pure Black Chassis

SilentiumPC, an outstanding designer of top-tier cooling systems, comes out to the market with a small-sized PC case – the Alea M50 Pure Black. The new-comer features 410x412x279 mm dimensions and employs high-quality SECC steel as well as ABS-plastic with soft-touch coverage in the framework. The chassis is painted black inside and outside, boasting a fully perforated frontal panel and acrylic windows on both side panels.



SilentiumPC Alea M50 Pure Black is compatible with mini-ITX and micro-ATX mainboards. Its layout consists of a single external bay for 5.25-inch drive, a pair of 2.5-inch and a single 3.5-inch internal bays, accompanied with four PCI slots. Internal spacing is enough to install video cards of 360 mm in length, CPU coolers of 205 mm in height & standard ATX PSUs.


To continue, the top panel of the case accommodates I/O panel with 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x audio sockets, and a card-reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC form-factors). Cooling system is …

Intel to Take Care about Power-Efficiency of Ivy Bridge Processors

The rising competition between the two giants in the manufacture of processing units, Intel and AMD, makes each of the two invent ever newer technologies and implement them in their products. The attempts to dominate in the market and win as many consumers usually develop into brand new approaches and brand new advanced facilities.



In this light, Intel is going to upgrade its Ivy Bridge processors to make them more power-efficient. But power-efficiency does not imply that processing units will show less performance; quite the contrary, the manufacturer is willing to combine an utmost performance with the maximal power efficiency level.


Currently, the most power-saving processors of Ivy Bridge generation can be found in mobile devices on Windows platform and in Apple MacBook Air devices. Their TDP level is recorded at 17W. As appears from the above mentioned, the TDP level in upgraded Ivy Bridge processors will be lower than 17W, though the developers do not voice the margin …
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