Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.

Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.

DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.

MSI Introduces Newest Z77A-GD65 Gaming Motherboard

First displayed at CeBIT 2013, MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming motherboard is now showing out in the company’s product line. As suggested by the name and attention-getting design, the board has been elaborated specifically for gaming needs. The new-comer is based on Z77 chipset, features ATX form-factor, and supports Intel LGA1155-compatible processors of the second and third generation (Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge).

Among the most attractive facilities ascribed to the model, it’s possible to distinguish the incorporation of Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 network platform. This platform provides for a substantial improvement of network connection quality, by means of defining all gaming traffic and assigning it a major priority.

The motherboard is known to employ high-quality Military Class III components, including CopperMOS elements in copper cases, gold-plate throttles with Golden SSC ferrite mandrel, tantalum Hi-c CAP capacitors, as well as solid-state capacitors with …

PC Monitor Acer S275HL Review

Some PC monitors developers pay great attention to the products' design, the others try to stuff them with all novel technologies. But only a few know how to combine a sophisticated design with a prime display quality. Acer belongs exactly to this echelon, gratifying its customers only with outstanding products. Monitor Acer S275HL constitutes this corroboration, as it provides for an optimal compromise between the integrated facilities and price.

General Specifications

Acer S275HL employs eIPS panel and features 27-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio. The nominal display resolution equals to 1920x1080 pixels. This model is equipped with LED backlit that promotes for wide viewing angels (178/178 degrees V/H), fast response time (GtG) of 6 ms, and maximal brightness of 250 cd/m2. The number of displayed colors approximates 16.7 m. Static contrast demonstrates analogous to the rival models index – 1000:1, while dynamic contrast is considered to be outstanding, showing the …
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