Sapphire Outs Nitro Series of Gaming Videocards

Sapphire is about to launch a new series of gaming graphics cards, entitled Nitro. The family counts three models: Nitro R7 370 4G D5, Nitro R9 380 4G D5 and Nitro R9 390 8G D5. Since the models take different GPUs as the basis, they are targeted diverse market segments, taking into account as budget-oriented gamers so spendthrift enthusiasts.



Sapphire Nitro videocards are distinguished by two major features. First of all, they employ a top-notch hardware base consisting of solid-state capacitors and Black Diamond ferrite chokes. Second of all, their cooling system boasts the implementation of a molten heatsink, supplemented by a new coating framework and a kit of fans, based on dual ball-bearings. The fans are equipped with IFC-II intelligent system that halts their rotation on low GPU temperature, ensuring noiseless operation.


Sapphire Nitro R7 370 4G D5 is the most cost-efficient solution within the series. It relies on AMD Radeon R7 370 GPU, running at 985 MHz …

Asus A88X-Pro Motherboard Review: Ahead of Its Time

The elaboration of completely new APUs, codenamed Kaveri, compelled AMD work up one more suitable CPU socket – FM2+. Once after its launch, the leading manufacturers of motherboards have reacted on-the-fly, releasing proprietary models for a new platform. Asus, as usual, was among the first to introduce fresh solutions. Motherboard A88X-Pro is remarkable by the support of upcoming APUs, though it will be still possible to incorporate hybrid processors of the current generation for Socket FM2. For sure, this is not a mere advantage of the board. Let’s have a look at some other specs.



Key Peculiarities


Asus A88X-Pro is developed on AMD A88X chipset and houses an onboard Radeon HD 7000/8000 series graphics. The PCB allots 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules. An overall capacity of modules set might achieve 64 GB, whereas an ultimate supported clock frequency makes up 2400 MHz. Expansion section is not as bright as a demanding customer would desire; nonetheless, it …

Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition, Controlled Through the Smartphone Utility

In most cases one can manage fan options with the help of BIOS, special utilities from mother boards manufacturers or an external controller. The Thermaltake Company equipped a smartphone with this function while designing a Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition (CL-F051-PL14SW-A) model, managed through the mobile app.



This is a 140 mm solution (140 х 140 х 25 mm). Its rotary speed lies in the range of 500–1,400 rpm, its maximum air flow rate is 73.91 CFM (126 m3/hr), its static pressure equals to 1.38 mm H2O and its noise level is up to 29.4 dB. Due to fluid bearings in the construction the guaranteed life span is estimated to be 40,000 hours. Connection is performed through the 9-pin USB 2.0 port.


All the Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition options, including the 256-colour RGB-lighting, can be set with the help of the Riing RGB Software utility, available for devices under Windows, Android and iOS. On sale one can find …
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