Asus Showcases GTX 960 DC2 Videocard

Asus has complemented its Black Edition series of videocards with another model – the GeForce GTX 960 DC2 (codename: GTX960-DC2-4GD5-Black). Its major peculiarity is the employment of 4 GB GDDR5 memory that is sure to improve gaming efficiency in multi-display high-resolution environment. The model supports all modern standards (DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4) as well as proper Nvidia’s technologies: SLI, G-Sync, GameWorks, GPU Boost 2.0, ShadowPlay, GameStream.



Asus GeForce GTX 960 DC2 is based on Nvidia GM206-300 GPU (1024 CUDA, 64 TMUs, 32 ROPs). It operates at 1126 MHz frequency with overclocking possibility of 1178 MHz. The integrated 128-bit memory operates at 7010 MHz efficient frequency.


This graphics card entails Super Alloy Power components and an optimized DirectCU II cooling system. The latter ensures that heatpipes touched CPU surface for an unprecedented heat dissipation. The cooler comes with a pair of fans, one of which features CoolTech hybrid design. The …

Thermalright Unveils a Colossal HR-22 CPU Heatsinks

Thermalright, a top-ranked Taiwanese developer of cooling solutions, has recently unveiled its newest CPU heatsink, entitled HR-22. The new-comer features 120x150x159 mm dimensions and is peculiar by nearly ‘colossal’ cooling effect. The HR-22 is targeting all up-dated platforms with Intel LGA2011/LGA1366/LGA115x and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3/AM3+ sockets. The company promises to start the sales in the nearest future, though pricing is still unknown.



Thermalright HR-22 boasts a tower-like framework, consisting of a copper base, thirty-five aluminum plates, and eight nickel-plated heatpipes (6 mm each). The only hexagonal notch in the center is thought to simplify the heatsink installation.


All the plates contain rectangular holes that facilitate the airflow when used in passive mode. Such peculiarity is called Direct Passive Airflow System (DPAS). It not only provides for an efficient cooling and unimpeded airflow, it saves the users’ ears from noise: a powerful heatsink is …

Intel Claims Its Clover Trail More Efficient than Tegra 3

The stonewall in the tablet and mobile CPU segment is gradually mounting, with Intel and Nvidia increasing their influence and rivalry. Hence, Intel's developers claim that its latest tablet processor, two-core Atom Clover Trail, surpasses Nvidia's Tegra 3 in both performance and power consumption. To be precise, Clover Trail proves to be more efficient in a range of applications, but at the same time, it consumes power twice less than its counterpart. To exemplify such claims, Intel takes Imagination Technologies graphics that consumes less power than Tegra 3.



Numerous testing results conducted by Intel and some leading IT analysts demonstrate that Tegra 3 with four main cores and one additional core is slower that Clover Trail. Testing of performance and power consumption has been held on Microsoft Surface RT with Tegra 3 chip and Windows 8 tablet with Clover Trail chip. Nevertheless, Intel hasn't conducted any comparison in mobile OS from Google.


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