Sapphire Outs iCafe Gaming OC Graphics Card

Sapphire, the largest global retailer of graphics cards with AMD GPUs, comes out to the market with its own rendition of Radeon R7 260X adapter – the Radeon R7 260X iCafe Gaming OC. The new-comer features 215x105x35 mm dimensions and a purely black design. Its key differentiation is the integration of a two-slot aluminum cooler without heatpipes and a low-noise PWM fan. The nominal retail price makes up 124 EUR.

Sapphire Radeon R7 260X iCafe Gaming OC is based on AMD Bonaire XTX GPU (GCN 1.1) with 896 stream processors, 16 ROPs and 56 TMUs, running at 1050 MHz frequency. Its major ally – 2 GB GDDR5 memory with 128-bit interface – operates at 6000 MHz frequency. Power supply subsystem boasts 5+3-phase configuration, while connection to the PSU is realized by means of a single 6-pin socket.

To continue, I/O panel accommodates three video ports: DL DVI-I, HDMI, and DisplayPort 1.2. The list of supported standards and technologies includes DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3, …

Zalman Introduces Three New Fan Series for PC Cases

Zalman, a highly-acclaimed designer of miscellaneous hardware pieces, has elaborated three completely new series of low-noise fans: ZM-FDB(SF), ZM-LED(SF) and ZM-Plus(SF). The ‘triple’ embraces the models of 80 mm, 92 mm and 120 mm dimensions. The fans do not support PWM technology, thus feature a stable rotational speed. The most peculiar feature is low noise level (not more than 23 dB), despite the range of speed.

Zalman ZM-FDB(SF) are characterized by the implementation of high-quality fluid-dynamic bearings. Their lifespan is estimated as 150.000 hours. The other two fan series – Zalman ZM-LED(SF) and Zalman ZM-Plus(SF) — involve long-life bearings, which are thought to be quite reliable and effective. Their framework features dust-repelling mechanisms and this promotes for the elongated lifespan.

Certainly, the ‘triple’ enjoys similar features. For instance, all the fans employ an original Shark Fin blades design. It allows for the decrease of airflow …

Release of New Wide-Screen Monitor Dell UltraSharp

Dell starts shipping a new wide-screen PC monitor UltraSharp U2913WM. Australian customers are happy to be the first to see these new products in free sale at approximately $690. The model is based on 29-inch AH-IPS panel with display aspect ratio of 21:9. The screen itself is characterized by an antiglare coverage and power-saving LED lighting that embraces not less than 99% of sRGB color spacing. It should be mentioned that the manufacturer has succeeded in implementing high resolution standards in its UltraSharp monitor: 2560x1080 pixels.

Dell UltraSharp U2913WM features quite outstanding parameters which make the monitor a universal means as for corporate clients, so for home-based needs. AH-IPS panel response time equals to 8 ms with viewing angles achieving 178/178 (V/H) degrees. Color specifications ensure the maximal brightness of 300 nits, maximal static contrast of 1000:1, and dynamic contrast of 2000000:1.

The implemented set of interfaces can marvel even …
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