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


All hardware base components are …

Asus Outs 24-Inch VG245H Monitor

Asus is known for innovation. There is small wonder that its latest monitor, entitled VG245H, supports AMD FreeSync technology via HDMI, although initially this facility was available only via DisplayPort connection. It goes without saying that it’s not the only attraction of a new 24-inch monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio.



Asus VG245H is based on TN panel with Full HD resolution (1920x1080). Its response time index makes up 1 ms, whereas viewing angles still should be improved (170/160 degrees). The display is housed on a functional stand which supports height, tilt, swivel, and aspect adjustments. According to Asus, the dynamic refresh rate might vary from 40 Hz to 75 Hz; such stunning showings ensure top-tier imaging without artifacts.


The integrated panel ensures the maximal brightness index up to 250 cd/m2, dynamic contrast index up to 100M:1 and the display of up to 16.7 million colors. There is a possibility to connect audio peripherals thanks to the inbuilt 3.5-mm …

Lenovo ThinkPad LT3053p: Monitor with a Protection Shell



Lenovo is going to launch an unusual PC monitor, codenamed ThinkPad LT3053p. It wouldn’t be so unusual if it had standard construction, but the manufacturer decided to equip the case with a dedicated protection shell. This shell protects the screen from third-party light engines which can deteriorate or distort the imaging. Thus, the product is to catch fancy of professional users who require accurate imaging and color rendering.


ThinkPad LT3053p is a 30-inch display with 2560x1600 pixels resolution. The monitor is based on AH-IPS array type that ensures all outstanding viewing facilities: the maximal number of displayed colors – 1.07 billion, response time – 6 ms, viewing angles – 178/178 both across and down, the maximal brightness level – 350 cd/m2, static contrast – 1000:1. Moreover, the implementation of an advanced array resulted in 100% sRGB and 99% AdobeRGB color environment sweep.


I/O panel is represented by three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, …
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