Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.

Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.

DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.

Enermax to Announce a New Mid-Tower Case Fulmo ST

Enermax Technology, an established Taiwanese developer of various PC hardware components, is about to announce its new roomy PC case within the boundaries of Fulmo series. Codenamed Fulmo ST, the case is designed in mid-tower form-factor and is distinguished by massy dimensions. Featuring 485x244x513 mm, the product’s weight approximates 8.2 kg. The novice will be available in two color variations: gray (ECA3270A-G-BL) and black (ECA3270A-B-BL).

Fulmo ST is ready to accommodate up to eight PCI expansion cards, three 5.25-inch drives and eight drives either of 3.5- or 2.5-inch standard. The case is compatible with ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, quite lengthy graphics cards (up to 412 mm if demounting the top HDD/SSD bay), as well as rather lengthy dual-heatsink for the water-cooling system (up to 280 mm). The latter might be replenished by ten fans of either 120 mm or 140 mm dimensional type.

Upon the whole, Enermax will deliver its Fulmo ST case with three …

Chieftec Navitas Gets a 450-Watt Update

First launched in 2013, Chieftec Navitas series of PSUs included five high-efficiency models of up to 1250 W power. This year the company has introduced four new editions to the family which are characterized by low power: 450 W, 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W. This update is called to satisfy the needs of unpretentious customers who require stability rather than records.

New Chieftec Navitas power supply units come equipped with a single +12V bus that covers 100% power. Hence, it’s possible to integrate the models into the latest system configurations. All of them correspond to 80 Plus Gold standard, achieving up to 87% efficiency in a wide range of operational conditions.

Their other peculiarities involve a fully modular cable system, the availability of a low-noise 120 mm fan, the support for Active PFC technology and all known protection features (i.e. OPP, OTP, UVP, OVP, SCP).

To continue, Chieftec Navitas GPM-450S ensures 450-watt power on +12V rail & up to …
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