Gigabyte Releases GeForce GTX 680 (GV-N680WF5-2GD) Graphics Card

Last year Gigabyte released a flagship graphics card from Super Overclock series, entitled Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 SOC (codename: GV-N680SO-2GD). The card was differentiated by the increased clock frequencies, as compared with the etalon model. These days the company has introduced one more representative from Super Overclock series – model GeForce GTX 680 (codename: GV-N680WF5-2GD). It differs from the predecessor by keeping the etalon GPU clock frequencies (1006 MHz – nominal and 1058 MHz – boost) and by optimizing memory clock frequencies (1550 MHz – nominal, 6200 MHz – effective).



The greenhorn is based on Nvidia GK104 GPU, featuring 1536 CUDA cores, and is furnished with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory modules (256-bit interface). The incorporated PCB employs a brand Ultra Durable VGA+ technology that stipulates the increase of copper in some layers. In addition, it implies the employment of an improved hardware layout, including metallic and ferrite chokes, polar Low …

SilverStone Updates Its Inventory with Tundra TD02 and TD03 Liquid Coolers

SilverStone Technology, a generally known developer of the whole galaxy of hardware components, decided to resume with its Tundra liquid cooling solutions, by introducing two new products. Codenamed Tundra TD02 and Tundra TD03, these coolers were first showcased at CeBIT 2013 exhibition in March. Potential customers will be attracted by the absence of necessity for maintenance and refill, as well as by enhanced durability.



Both coolers have got in their framework disposition a waterblock with a copper base and an integrated pump, which are embraced by a nickel-plated aluminum case. As distinct from plastic waterblocks supplied by competitors, the product from SilverStone offers a striking reliability, combined with easy installation, due to the availability of a dedicated mounting bracket.


The framework also consists of two connecting hoses, an aluminum heatsink, and a pair of 120 mm white fans. The models are differentiated only by heatsink dimensions: Tundra TD02 …

The Forthcoming Switch to 5 mm HDD Models

Nowadays HDD segment is represented by various products from various companies. However, with the development and release of ultrabooks, manufacturers directed their production to the hybrid-type drives. This resulted in the predominance of hybrid solutions in the market.



Recently Itel has advanced a motion to digress somehow from the production of hybrid drives and switch to the decrease of traditional HDDs dimensions to 5 mm in casing depth. According to the company's assumptions, such change could moderate the price for drives and provide the necessary volume capacity for ultrabooks.


Some manufacturers have already directed a part of their technological powers to the design of HDDs with 5 mm casings. Nevertheless, there appeared a couple of obstacles on their way: the necessity to stabilize data reading and writing activities, and increase of costs spent on drives' production. This will result in the rise of end price.


IT professionals and analysts forecast the …
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