Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 550 Graphics Cards Are 158 mm Long

Radeon RX 550 graphics cards were to hit store shelves yesterday. The suggested price of the product is 80 USD, however, there is no reference sample. With this background, AMD partners may set prices of their own free choice.



The Sapphire Company introduced two RX 550 models under the Pulse Radeon RX 550 2GD5 and Pulse Radeon RX 550 4GD5 code names. It’s not hard to figure out, that the only difference between them lies in the memory volume.


The GPU boost clock of these video cards equals to 1,206 MHz, and the memory operates at the 7,000 MHz frequency. Owing to the low TDP level (50 W, as reported by AMD), the adapter doesn’t require a superpowerful cooling system. That’s why Sapphire models are rather compact – 158 mm long only!


Chilling is provided by a cooler with a small heatsink and one fan. The HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort interfaces are located on the rear panel.

New Freezer 12/12 CO Coolers Push the Arctic Company Forward

On a recent day, the Arctic Co. has broadened its CPU coolers range with the Freezer 12 and Freezer 12 CO (CO means “continuous operation”) samples under the ACFRE00027A and ACFRE00030A code names.



The heatsink is the same for both coolers; fans are different, though. The Freezer 12 fan is built on a hydrodynamic bearing, and Freezer 12 CO is based on a fan with a dual ball bearing, which operates extremely long comparing to the better part of models.


The heat dissipator is designed so, that U-shaped 6 mm copper heat pipes stay in touch with each other, thus enhancing the cooling system productivity. The aluminium pressure plate and 45 bent radiator fins also contribute to that.


Fans start to operate at the PWM signal with 40 % pulse width and ensure passive CPU cooling while completing trivial tasks. This lets coolers work silently during such periods. The ultimate noise rate is 22.5 dBA, and the max speed comes up to 2,000 rpm.


Both Arctic novelties support …

Dell Adds UltraSharp UP3017 Monitor to Its Inventory

Dell has enriched its inventory with a 30-inch monitor, featuring 2560x1600 resolution & 16:10 aspect ratio. The UP3017 is equipped with a high-quality IPS panel that has a power-efficient LED backlight. The display is characterized by the widest viewing angles – 178/178 degrees in both aspects and the coverage of 99% in sRGB & Adobe RGB environment.



Dell UltraSharp UP3017 is targeting professionals who specialize in animation, graphical design, image/video processing. The model supports 1.07 billion colors and allows for the combination of several monitors in a single chain, thanks to the incorporation of two DisplayPort 1.2 (in/out), one mini-DisplayPort, and two HDMI 1.4 ports.


The new-comer boasts 1000:1 contrast ratio as well as 350 cd/m2 top brightness index. It takes only 6 seconds for the panel to respond to the call (GtG). The display rests on an ergonomic stand that supports swivel, pivot and height adjustments. There is also VESA bracket for trouble-free wall …
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