Graphics Card MSI R7870 Hawk Review

MSI, a large-scale manufacturer of computer hardware and consumer electronics, has introduced its new lineup of graphics cards, codenamed R7870 Hawk. The new series goes with the upgraded Radeon HD 7870 video adapter, improved integrated circuit and overclocking base. In addition, these graphics cards will go with the implemented GPU Reactor and Unlocked Digital Power technologies. Upon the whole, the introduced integration and performance is called to compete for the customers' favor with other high-end top models designed by Gigabyte and Asus.



Design and Layout


Design of R7870 Hawk somehow resembles a short-cut version of R7970 Lightning from MSI as well. It has similar design of cooling system covered with blue strip. The cover hides five heat pipes and rather compact fans. The rear part of the card is covered by a metallic plate; there is a plastic boot opposite the graphics chip that covers GPU Reactor block. This block is based on a separate detachable board and …

New Gaming Chassis PGS-V VS-92 from Aerocool

A new gaming chassis, entitled VS-92, has joined the ranks of a renowned PGS-V series of gaming PC cases from Aerocool. The ‘greenhorn’ comes in two color variations (black and white), as well as in two framework variations: Mesh Edition with a metallic grid on the side facet and Window Edition with a plastic window on the side facet. Hereby, the customers are able to choose the model that suits their technical and design requirements the most.



Chassis VS-92 is elaborated in mid-tower form-factor and features 455x200x460 mm dimensions. Both variations, Mesh and Window Editions, are thought to support motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX standard.


Their internal layout is able to house seven expansion slots, a standard power supply unit, CPU coolers of not more than 158 mm in height, and high-performance graphics adapters of up to 400 mm in length. Additionally, the cases accommodate eight bays for the installation of 5.25-inch drives (three of which boast a tool-free …

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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