PSU Gigabyte GreenMax Plus 550W Review

Gigabyte, being one of the major players in the motherboards and graphics markets, quite rarely replenishes its production line with PC chassis and power supply units. Rarely, but right on target! Its GreenMax Plus PSU series is an evidence of the company’s versatile maturity. The series includes three models of 450W, 550W and 650W power. Let’s see what Gigabyte has to offer to all ‘high-fed’ by multiple products customers by the example of GreenMax Plus 550W (codename: GZ-EMS55A-C1) model.



General Features


The GreenMax Plus 550W is delivered in a handheld cardbox with a convenient holder. The unit itself is housed in a typical case with a black semi-gloss coating and a large ventilation grid. All basic specifications are marked on its side facet. The manufacturers claim the power of 504W (42A) for the +12VDC bus. Thereat, the correlation of power on the bus with the total power reaches the index of 0.916, which is considered to be an average benchmark for such type …

Intel may release six-core processor Core i7-3970X EE

The top board platform Intel LGA2011 is not yet very demanded among customers, mainly due to the high prices of components — motherboard with chipset X79 and processors Intel Sandy Bridge-E. However, it should be remembered that the models LGA1366 also initially were desirable for only enthusiasts with a tight purse, and only in 2010, with cheaper motherboards and the release of new, more powerful processors, Core i7, (Bloomfield / Westmere) sales statistics of LGA1366 components rose considerably.



It is possible that consumer interest in the LGA2011 platform will also grow this and especially next year. Part of this will contribute to six-core Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition which is expected to be released. Core i7-3970X EE has a clock speed of 3.4 or 3.5 GHz stock, which is in turbo mode increases up to 4.0 GHz. Other features of the model coincide with those of the 3960X:

— Process technology: 32 nm Sandy Bridge-E architecture;

— The number of cores / streams: …

HIS Starts Selling Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition in US Market

Hightech Information System presents its own version of AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics card to the US hardware market. Codenamed Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X2 GHz Edition, this card is characterized by the integration of the most up-dated technologies and high-end components. The model is based on Tahiti XT chip developed under Graphics Core Next architecture template (28 nm technological process).



HIS Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X2 GHz Edition takes blue printed circuit board designed for PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus as the basis. It is distinguished by the implementation of the reinforced power subsystem and by the compatibility with DirectX 11.1 technology. The employed GPU houses 2048 current processors. It operates at 1000 MHz frequency in nominal mode but can be accelerated to 1050 MHz during overclocking activity.


This graphics card accommodates 3GB of GDDR5 video memory which features 384-bit interface. Its frequency formula demonstrates up to 6000 MHz on standard …
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