HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2: Graphics Card with an Offbeat Cooler

HIS has recently replenished its Radeon R9 series of graphics cards with a new model – the Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2. Based on AMD Hawaii Pro chip, this card is a combination of an ultimate efficiency and an offbeat design. The integrated GPU runs at an etalon frequency — 947 MHz. No changes have been incorporated into the frequency mode of GDDR5 memory: the 4 GB memory with 512-bus interface runs at nominal/effective 1250/5000 MHz frequency.

The major peculiarity pertained to the model is the employment of a proprietary two-slot cooler, codenamed IceQ X2. It consists of a spacious copper base (40x47.5 mm), a large aluminum heatsink, a pair of 89 mm fans, and five nickel-plated heatpipes: 2x 8 mm and 3x 6 mm. The cooler also accommodates additional heatspreaders, which dissipate heat in memory and VRM sections. Moreover, the framework boasts a dedicated stiffening plate that reduces loading on the printed circuit board.

To continue, HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2 comes with two …

Western Digital My Passport: two compact terabyte

Compact, not too heavy, with USB 3.0 interface and the volume of 2 terabytes – by these words the description of an external hard drive Western Digital My Passport can be finished. But there are more options to check: see how fast the new drive is, convenience of software and general impressions.

The line of portable hard drives from Western Digital is now consists of five main devices created to manage different tasks, but the model My Passport has a special place among them. The fact that the capacity of this drive can be up to 2 TB – and it makes possible not only to store in a portable digital stock a huge collection of videos, photos and any other materials, but also free to move it from home to work or to take with you on long journeys. Particular strain is not necessary, because the dimensions of the new item are only slightly greater than other models of Western Digital external hard drives.

The novelty comes in a small cardboard box with a blister. Inside, in …

New External Storage from Century Japan with Four Drives

Century Japan is planning to launch in home market its new external data storage system stipulated for the installation of four hard drives. Codenamed CRCH35U3IS, this storage features 260x130x185 mm dimensions. It is able to accommodate 3.5-inch, as well as 2.5-inch drives with dedicated adapters, which support SATA 3 6 Gb/sec interface. The storage is connected to the PC with the help of high-speed USB 3.0 port.

The availability of four switches on the frontal plate of the casing is thought to be a basic distinctive feature of Century CRCH35U3IS system. Those switches allow the customers to monitor the power supply for each drive independently.

The storage receives power from a built-in power supply unit, while the ventilation activity is secured by a fan, located on the rear part within the casing. It is controlled by means of PWM technology and a special thermal sensor that enables forced activation and deactivation of rotational process.

Century CRCH35U3IS is …
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