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.

Review of Transformer Pad TF300T from Asus

The effective solution of various dedicated tasks is the major goal of computer technologies. You can hardly find a person who would not use the privileges those technologies provide, however when it comes about the purchase of this or that device, customers pay great attention not only to its functional characteristics, but also to its pricing. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford buying a new version of pad from the top line, for example, so manufacturers of various gadgets try to orientate their work on average customer. Asus company has recently introduced a budgetary model Transformer Pad TF300T to counterbalance its advanced pad Transformer Prime TF201. The launch of this model couldn’t but please the devotees of Asus products.


General Peculiarities


Design of the new model does not differ too much from that of Transformer Prime TF201 and in some way copies it. Buttons and sockets localization concurs with the localization in a more expensive predecessor. …

Evga Teases GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+ Graphics Card

Evga, one of the leaders in the US market of enthusiast graphics solutions, bedazzled its fans with another videocard, based on GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPU. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+ features 150.88x279.4 mm + dual-slot width dimensions. For a better efficiency, it requires a rather mighty PSU (not less than 600 W); the connection to the power supply is organized via two 8-pin PCI Express connectors.



Evga GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+ is differentiated by an enforced power supply subsystem that consists of 14+3 phases. The list of other peculiarities includes the availability of dual VGA BIOS chips and the integration of an advanced ACX 2.0+ cooler. It boasts a copper nickel-plated base, a pair of independent heatsink sections (63 + 54 aluminum fins), four 8 mm heatpipes, one 6 mm heatpipe, and a couple of fans. According to the manufacturers, this cooler is by 26% more efficient and by 36% quieter than the etalon model.


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