Graphics Card HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X Review

The number of graphics solutions designed by HIS cannot be figured from a cursory calculation only. Indeed, the company's product line counts dozens of cards destined at various audiences, with various needs and budgets. Take HIS HD 7850 series alone: it consists of ten models (three with 1GB memory and seven with 2GB memory). The latest HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X belongs to '2GB echelon' and is distinguished by the heightened GPU and memory frequency. Upon the whole, this graphics adapter features outstanding cooling and overclocking facilities.



Design and PCB


Graphics adapter HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X is a standard representative of the second HD 7850 revision. It is housed on a short printed circuit board and is equipped with only a single power socket, two heatpipes and a large fan. HIS developers advanced the heatpipes outside the board to elongate its contours; nevertheless, this card can't be considered voluminous, since its width hasn't been touched at all. The top part …

One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.



CPU & Memory


Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).


The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

Adata Boasts a Pair of Originally-Styled External HDDs

Adata strikes the storage market by a couple of external HDDs with an exotic design. The HD650X & HD710M are housed in solid cases, featuring green and camouflage coloring. The chassis of both models is totally protected from shocks, dust, humidity or electrostatic discharge. Thus, the customers can rest assured in the data integrity.



Both 2.5-inch HDDs are equipped with USB 3.0 interfaces, although their other specifications speak of diverse destinations. Adata HD650X features 121x81x21 mm dimensions and offers 2 TB of capacity. It is compatible with Xbox 360 & Xbox One gaming consoles, promoting for the achievement of new gaming records.


In its turn, Adata HD710M (132x99x22 mm) is thought to meet IP68 standards as well as MIL-STD-810G 516.6 military specifications. Hence, it’s possible to use the drive underwater without the threat of data loss. The drive is available in two capacity variations: 1 TB or 2 TB.


Both models are compatible with various OS, including …
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