Sapphire Outs Nitro Series of Gaming Videocards

Sapphire is about to launch a new series of gaming graphics cards, entitled Nitro. The family counts three models: Nitro R7 370 4G D5, Nitro R9 380 4G D5 and Nitro R9 390 8G D5. Since the models take different GPUs as the basis, they are targeted diverse market segments, taking into account as budget-oriented gamers so spendthrift enthusiasts.



Sapphire Nitro videocards are distinguished by two major features. First of all, they employ a top-notch hardware base consisting of solid-state capacitors and Black Diamond ferrite chokes. Second of all, their cooling system boasts the implementation of a molten heatsink, supplemented by a new coating framework and a kit of fans, based on dual ball-bearings. The fans are equipped with IFC-II intelligent system that halts their rotation on low GPU temperature, ensuring noiseless operation.


Sapphire Nitro R7 370 4G D5 is the most cost-efficient solution within the series. It relies on AMD Radeon R7 370 GPU, running at 985 MHz …

‘Mini-Mighty’ MSI Z97I Gaming AC Motherboard Review

Ever-increasing popularity of mini-ITX mainboards is accounted for the augmentation of small-sized PC systems, work- and multimedia stations, as well as gaming platforms. The latter lay down specific demands towards hardware base, requiring the combination of high performance, durability and price-efficiency. MSI is ready to satisfy those demands, by offering ‘mini, but mighty’ Z97I Gaming AC system board. Being a part of Intel Z97 chipset family, this tiny tot owns all ‘Gaming’ series facilities, despite compact dimensions. Let’s check them out.



Specs Overview


MSI Z97I Gaming AC is based on Intel Z97 chipset targeting Haswell-based CPUs for Socket LGA1150 platform (Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7 series). The implemented PCB accommodates a pair of DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules (16 GB volume) with the clock frequencies from 1333 MHz to 3300 MHz. Expansion facilities are introduced by a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot with no backup from PCI slots. The board comes …

EVO X DDR4 Memory Kits and Modules with RGB Lighting from GeIL

GeIL has announced the release of EVO X DDR4 Memory Kits and Modules for PCs equipped with motherboards based on the Intel X99 and Z170 chipsets.



The key speciality of these products is the GeIL HILM (Hybrid-Independent-Light-Module). These entirely independent solutions feature LEDs, a microcontroller, a mode select switch and two power supply connectors.


On one side of modules there is a 12 volt 4-pin slot for establishing a connection with LED strips on the motherboard. It enables adjustment of the backlighting. Compatibility with MSI Mystic Light, ASUS Aura and Gigabyte Ambient LED systems is provided. On the other side of modules one can see a 9/12 volt 2-pin slot, which makes it possible to choose one of the lighting modes with the help of the switch.


The EVO X memory is presented as separate 4, 8 or 16 GB modules and as kits, containing two such products. The frequency range is 2,133–4,133 MHz. The supply voltage equals to 1.2 or 1.35 v. Novelties are …
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