The Pair of ASUS Dual Radeon RX 480 Series 8-GB Video Cards at a More Affordable Price

The most functionally full models of the ASUS ROG STRIX RX 480 series have become the first exponents of the ASUS Radeon RX 480 video cards line. Recently they have been joined by the pair of ASUS Dual Radeon RX 480 series versions at a more affordable price. The simplified cooling system and lower number of features justify the lower price.



ASUS DUAL-RX480-8G and ASUS DUAL-RX480-O8G models are equipped with 8 GB of GDDR5 video RAM with the effective frequency of 8000 MHz, the Super Alloy Power II element base and the 2-fan cooler featuring the Wing-Blade design. These samples have been manufactured on the automatic ASUS AUTO-Extreme Technology line, and the power subsystem uses the 8-pin connector to guarantee the stable work even under the conditions of manual overclocking. In case you decide to connect the VR-headset, the pair of HDMI-ports on the interface panel will come in handy.


The only difference between ASUS DUAL-RX480-8G and ASUS DUAL-RX480-O8G is in their clock …

The growth of laptop shipments in the second quarter was 5%

Global laptop shipments have faced with glut stocks in March and a weakening global economy in May. That caused the situation of reaching a growth of supply in the second quarter of the year only for 5% compared with the previous, and it fell by 1.8% compared with this period year ago. Shipments totalled just over 50 million units, according to analysts.



Numbers of Acer and Lenovo laptop shipments were at the average level on the world market in comparison the first quarter of the year. Shipments of mobile PCs from HP, Dell and Toshiba have fallen to 4-7%. Most of all with the increase of supply by 36% managed its shipment the ASUS Company.


It is interesting that HP may soon lose its title of leader in the laptop market — China's Lenovo breathes down its neck, lagging behind only with 500,000 units. ASUS surpassed Dell, becoming the fourth largest producer of mobile PCs in the world with a share of 11.3%, and Apple and Samsung are in the seventh and eighth places …

DAS Promise Pegasus R4 Review

Data storage units have become an integral part of PC hardware in recent years. Such conjuncture is simply explained by the rising necessity to store huge amounts of information and transfer the data to various devices. NAS and DAS units have been developed with the intention to solve all storage problems, however, the efficiency of their work is much dependent on the interfaces they use for data transfer. USB 2.0 interfaces are unable to cope with voluminous info; the prevalent now USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces are efficient only for a single winchester. But when it comes to the management of really huge data blocks, there appears a need for a more advanced solution. Promise Technology dares to solve all vital issues by releasing DAS Pegasus R4 with Thunderbolt interface which is notable for the high and stable data transfer speed with the retention of compatibility.



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DAS Promise Pegasus R4 series does not differ so much in design terms from other …
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