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


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The Paean Dual-Compartment Chassis with Tempered Glass by Raijintek

Recently Raijintek has produced a new product – a Dual-Compartment Chassis with Tempered Glass called Paean. Its awesome design features an aluminum dual section open frame/bench table ATX chassis and is constructed by 4 mm hair-silk Alu. dense base plate.



This wonderful creation of the Raijintek company offers its clients an extraordinary and up-to-date design with a dual chamber (CPU, MB and VGA are positioned at the front part with water cooling units, other elements are conveniently located on the back panel) and best cable arrangement. Dual side tempered glass makes it possible to see the inward.


One can place Paean in several ways – on a desk or as a bench table. PAEAN is compatible with 240/280/360 mm radiators and 6 HDD's / SSD's. Among other advantages of this framework is a fast setup due to its tool-free installations and renewable hardware, a maximum VGA length – 310 mm and a maximum PSU length – 200 mm.

Specification:

• 5.0 mm tempered glass and …

TP-Link Unleashes a New Router with Built-In Battery

Following the general tendencies in PC market, router segment also takes the direction towards compactness. This is dictated basically by the necessity to move from one place to the other (i.e. during business trip). Compact routers offer similar to standard solutions performance plus convenience while transportation. The line of products designed by TP-Link involves both, typical and compact routers.



Model TL-MR3040 is attributed exactly to compact solutions with one peculiar feature: built-in battery for 2000 mAh. The battery is able to operate up to four hours as access point under 802.11n standard. Router might be powered as from network adapter, so from a laptop via USB cable.


There is a possibility to employ this model as typical router tied to the wired network. The integrated WAN cable serves specifically this means; moreover, it can be joined with ADSL modem or with a local network. In addition, TL-MR3040 might operate as a client for WISP networks.


Router …
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