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

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The range of power supply consists of five series with different positioning. The top series Strider Gold Evolution presents four models ranging from 750 to 1200 watts. Power Supply SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 750 comes in a cardboard outer box with a glossy print, made with a predominance of black and gold colors. Power supply enclosure has matte texture and looks quite stylish, but without too much glitz and tinsel, that pleases.

All parameters are specified on the body the power supply in full. +12 VDC power bus is declared in the amount of 744 W. This value is between the corresponding values of standard power supplies 750 and 800 W, the ratio of the power bus +12 VDC and full power is 0.992. This model can be completely off the wires. Such solution may add some convenience in assembling the system. The number of connectors and their placement on the wiring harness is optimal, at least very close to that of today for the power supply of such power. Of course, it would …

Mushkin Releases SSDs for Ultra-Thin Devices

Tendencies of the the past twelve months vividly demonstrate that ultra-thin devices are gradually replacing traditional laptops and nettops. Indeed, ultrabooks are becoming in great demand as with corporate clients, so with average customers. This is explained firstly by their ultra-compact and ultra-convenient design, and secondly, by their unmatched performance and data storage facilities. The latter is secured by dedicated SSD solutions which are delivered in compact format. Mushkin follows the current market tendencies, introducing ultra-compact SSD series, codenamed 7mm Enhanced Chronos Deluxe.

The 7mm Chronos Deluxe series is represented by six models of 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. They have been developed as an alternative to the Chronos Deluxe 9.3 mm SSD line with the aim to absolutely comply with ultrabook form-factor. All the models of new series are based on LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. They employ NAND MLC synchronous flash-memory and …
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