Fractal Design Showcases an Offbeat Define S Chassis

Fractal Design, a well-known Swedish PC hardware developer, comes out with an innovative PC chassis, entitled Define S. The new-comer offers an ideal balance of functionality with a perfect soundproofing. Its exterior is differentiated by a classic strictness and style combined with a totally black coverage. The case might accommodate as mini-ITX/mATX motherboards, so full ATX items. Moreover, potential customers are able to choose between a windowed version ($90) and an entirely blind version ($80) of the chassis.

Key peculiarity of Fractal Design Define S model is absence of traditional bays for ODD and HDD/SSD. Instead of them, there are dedicated vertical seats on the reverse side of the motherboard tray for three 3.5-inch drives and two additional 2.5-inch drives. Seats for the 5.25-inch ODD are absent at all.

The layout allows for the installation of 425-mm graphics cards (if frontal fans are excluded, the maximal admissible length of cards might be 450 mm), CPU …

Adata Introduces New Premier-Pro SP310 Solid-State Drives Series

Adata has recently introduced a new series of solid-state drives, entitled Premier-Pro SP310. The series consists of 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB models that are developed in mSATA form-factor. The drives feature 50.95x30x4 mm dimensions and are intended to be used as a speedy cache-memory or boot partition in OS for desktop and mobile devices.

Premier-Pro SP310 SSDs employ SATA 6 Gb/sec interface and are based on JMicron JFM-667 controller. The latter ensures that the drives could achieve the highest performance with the outstanding data transfer speeds. Therefore, the maximal sequential Read speed makes up 410 MB/sec, whereas the maximal sequential Write speed – 180 MB/sec. In its turn, the maximal random Read/Write speed reaches up 45.000 IOPS. Such showings are able to guarantee a substantial increase in system response speed.

To continue, the new-comers from Adata support all updated technologies, including NCQ, TRIM and S.M.A.R.T. They enhance the possibilities of the …

Greeting PowerColor Radeon R9 290X New-Generation Graphics Cards

PowerColor has officially introduced a pair of high-efficiency graphics cards developed on the new-generation Radeon R9 290X series adapters. Codenamed PowerColor Radeon R9 290X, both new-comers support the latest graphics technologies, i.e. DirectX 11.2 and OpenGL 4.2. The models feature a totally identical design, still there is one differentiation: one of the models is equipped with a key to Battlefield 4 game. Such ‘bonus’ has resulted in a bit heightened price of $580, if compared with the standard model that costs $550.

Both cards are based on AMD Hawaii XT chip. It has been dynamically overclocked by PowerColor to 1030 MHz, whereas the nominal clock frequency remained the same – 800 MHz. In order to enhance the performance, the GPU has been supplemented with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with 512-bit interface that runs at 5000 MHz.

To proceed with the specifications, both graphics adapters accommodate four rear video ports (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I, and DVI-D). …
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