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.

HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2: Graphics Card with an Offbeat Cooler

HIS has recently replenished its Radeon R9 series of graphics cards with a new model – the Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2. Based on AMD Hawaii Pro chip, this card is a combination of an ultimate efficiency and an offbeat design. The integrated GPU runs at an etalon frequency — 947 MHz. No changes have been incorporated into the frequency mode of GDDR5 memory: the 4 GB memory with 512-bus interface runs at nominal/effective 1250/5000 MHz frequency.

The major peculiarity pertained to the model is the employment of a proprietary two-slot cooler, codenamed IceQ X2. It consists of a spacious copper base (40x47.5 mm), a large aluminum heatsink, a pair of 89 mm fans, and five nickel-plated heatpipes: 2x 8 mm and 3x 6 mm. The cooler also accommodates additional heatspreaders, which dissipate heat in memory and VRM sections. Moreover, the framework boasts a dedicated stiffening plate that reduces loading on the printed circuit board.

To continue, HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2 comes with two …

Philips Launches BDM4350UC Monitor

MMD, within the framework of Philips Monitors brand, has recently launched a 43-inch monitor, entitled BDM4350UC. In the first instance, the model positions itself as a solution for engineers, graphics professionals, animators as well as other people, searching for a large working area. The display features 16:9 aspect ratio & 3840x2160 pixels resolution, secured by IPS panel with W-LED backlight.

Philips BDM4350UC is known to support 4K MultiView technology that splits the screen area into four different sectors, allowing for the demonstration of data in Full HD resolution from four devices. Therewith, the user gets a tool which combines 4 monitors within a single display.

The integrated IPS panel features the widest possible viewing angles — 178 degrees in both aspects. The response time equals to 5 ms, while the maximal brightness index achieves 300 cd/m2. Static & dynamic contrast showings make up 1200:1 & 50M:1. The monitor is able to display 1.07 billion colors.
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