Zalman Intros Three New Graphics Cards with VF1500 Cooler

Zalman, a well-known manufacturer of CPU coolers, PC cases and graphics solutions, introduces three new graphics card models, codenamed GeForce GTX 600 D5 OC VF1500, GeForce GTX 660 Ti D5 VF1500 and GeForce GTX 660 Ti D5 OC VF1500. All three models are equipped with a brand two-slot VF1500 cooler. Its framework consists of four heatpipes which transfer heat from GPU surface to an aluminum heatsink. This heatsink is accompanied by a couple of 92 mm fans, the maximal rotational speed of which achieves 1500 RPM. If compared with a reference cooler, VF1500 reduces GPU operational temperature at 25 degrees (from 81 to 56 degrees), producing 10 dB less noise (26 dB vs 36 dB).



The first model is based on Nvidia GK106 processor, designed under 28 nm technological process. It is characterized by heightened clock frequencies: nominal 1006 MHz against reference 980 MHz, and dynamic 1059 MHz against reference 1033 MHz.


The other two models, GeForce GTX 660 Ti D5 VF1500 and GeForce GTX …

CPU Cooler Scythe Grand Kama Cross Rev. B Review

Scythe is the company known for an optimal correlation of efficiency with price, whenever we speak about cooling systems. In fact, this manufacturer develops and supplies coolers practically for all sections of PC chassis. Moreover, Scythe constructs not only classical tower-like coolers but also singular products unique in framework, design and compatibility. Model Grand Cama Cross Rev. B is not exception, since this CPU cooler's atypical framework is the first thing that strikes the eye. Nevertheless, this product is outstanding also by its efficiency and reliability.



Framework Peculiarities


Cooler Scythe Grand Cama Cross Rev. B is compatible with a variety of processors housed in Intel's Socket LGA 2011, 1366, 1156, 1155, 775 and AMD's Socket FM1, AM3/(+), AM2/(+). Unlike all traditional vertical and horizontal frameworks, this model consists of two sections located in diagonal at 40 degrees angle, relating to the cooler's base. Both parts are managed by a single …

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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