Asus Launches Ultra-wide PC Monitor MX299Q

Asus announces the release of a new 29-inch ultra-wide PC monitor MX299Q that enters the ranges of Designo series. The model differentiates itself, in the first place, by an unusual height-to-width aspect ratio of 21:9 and an enhanced resolution of 2560x1080 pixels. According to the manufacturer, the monitor is able to propose much more than the above mentioned facilities only: i.e. 100% accurate color rendering and an improved sounding of onboard audio system. Therefore, MX299Q is the best choice for gamers, graphics designers and professionals who used to work with high-efficiency applications.



The heart of Asus MX299Q is AH-IPS panel with a power-saving LED backlit. This panel provides for wide viewing angles (178/178 degrees V/H), utmost brightness (maximal index makes up 300 cd/m2), quick response time (5 ms), and high dynamic contrast index of 80M:1. A set of video interfaces consists of Dual-Link DVI port, DisplayPort and HDMI port with the support of MHL interface for …

Sapphire Unveils Small-Sized R9 285 2GB GDDR5 ITX Compact Edition Graphics Cards

Optimized energy efficiency offered by AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics adapters has become a key factor for Sapphire to elaborate a pair of original proprietary versions. The new-comers, codenamed R9 285 2GB GDDR5 ITX Compact Edition, are targeting mini-ITX systems with huge performance ambitions. The pair traditionally involves a standard model with etalon specifications and OC model with a factory overclocking.



Both graphics cards employ a small-sized two-slot cooler that consists of a compact heatsink, four copper heatpipes, and a single fan of 100 mm dimensional type. Connection with PC monitors and other visual solutions is realized by means of HDMI, DVI-I, and a couple of mini-DisplayPorts. Additionally, the models feature dual BIOS chips (standard and UEFI) which might be switched with the help of a dedicated key on the case.


To continue, Sapphire R9 285 2GB GDDR5 ITX Compact Edition and OC Edition are based on AMT Tonga GPU (28 nm, GCN) with 1792 stream processors, 112 …

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Review

The second generation of AMD A-Series hybrid processors, announced earlier in October, are already integrated in a number of graphics solutions. The newly appeared products are compatible with Socket FM2 only and cannot be applied for Socket FM1 infrastructure. This implies that a number of motherboards lose their upgrade facilities and can't be updated with a new advanced solution. Still, the market is currently ready to present a few boards destined to operate with the updated AMD A-Series. Gigabyte is one of the pioneers in this respect, introducing its motherboard GA-F2A85X-UP4, developed specifically for Socket FM2.



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Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm PCB dimensions. AMD A85X chipset is a heart of the motherboard; it secures the compatibility with A-Series (second gen.) APU and Athlon CPUs in the implementation of Socket FM2. The overall TDP level claimed for the model is not more than 100W. The PCB allots four DIMM slots …
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