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.

SilverStone to Out Kublai KL06 Chassis

SilverStone Technology is about to release a new PC chassis within the framework of Kublai series. The KL06 is a mini-tower solution, featuring 405x211x375 mm dimensions, made of stainless steel with an aluminum frontal panel and a ventilation grid. Along with a totally ‘blind’ model, the manufacturer offers a case with a side acrylic window (SST-KL06B-W). The recommended retail price will fluctuate within $92 mark.



SilverStone Kublai KL06 interior is differentiated by an unconventional location of the motherboard tray – on the left-side facet. The layout is ready to welcome micro-ATX, mini-ITX and mini-DTX mainboards with some high-performance parameters. In addition, there is space for two 5.25-inch drives, a single 3.5-inch drive, eight 2.5-inch drives as well as four PCI expansion cards.


The board supports the installation of two dual-slot graphics adapters of up to 342 mm in length and up to 177 mm in width, CPU coolers of up to 165 mm in height, and …

NEC Showcases ‘Square’ PC Monitor AccuSync AS193i

NEC, a well-known provider of various network and business hardware items, announces the release of a new PC monitor, codenamed NEC AccuSync AS193i. The model is differentiated by an unusual square shape and 5:4 aspect ratio. This vindicates that the display is intended basically for offices to work with multiple documents and online data.



19-inch monitor AccuSync AS193i features IPS panel type, equipped with a power-saving LED backlit. It ensures 1280x1024 resolution, 14 ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 250 nit brightness, and viewing angles of 178/178 degrees (V/H). Audio facilities are represented by a pair of 2 W stereo speakers, whereas connectivity is ensured by DVI-D and D-Sub video ports.


To continue, the new-comer is thought to support Eco Mode and totally complies with EPEAT Silver, Energy Star 6.0, and TCO 6.0 standards. In order to enhance the power-saving characteristics, NEC furnishes the monitor with Intelligent Power Manager, as well as with …
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