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 …

The Switchover to Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

Nvidia has officially introduced one more graphics adapter from 700 series: GeForce GTX 760. As it was expected earlier, the card is based on GK104 graphics chip (on Kepler architecture) with 1152 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 96 TMUs. Its nominal clock frequency makes up 980 MHz, still this index might be overclocked at average to 1033 MHz.

Reference adapter is furnished with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory that employs 256-bit interface. Nonetheless, Nvidia does not exclude the possibility of introducing the models with 4 GB memory capacity. The nominal memory clock frequency equals to 1502 MHz, while its overclocked frequency reaches up 6008 MHz. This adapter is thought to support GPU Boost 2.0 technology that adjusts the overclocking frequency in reliance on GPU thermal condition. Thus, the more powerful cooling system is, the higher frequencies the users might expect.

To continue, power supply subsystem is represented by a couple of 6-contact power sockets. The maximal claimed TDP …

Company LEPA produces new power supplies B-series

LEPA introduced three new power supplies — B650-SA, B700-MAS and the B800-MAS, which will replace older models B750-MA, and B850-MA. Newcomers have been certified with 80 Plus Bronze (efficiency of 88% of the networks 230V), and met the standards of ATX12V v2.3 and EPS12V 2.92, and positioned as solutions for gamers and owners of GPU configurations SLI and CrossFire, workstations and small servers.

New items are equipped with inverter DC-DC (to improve stability), have the topology of Double Forward Circuit, as well as high-quality electrical components: solid capacitors and heat resistant (105 ° C) capacitors made in Japan.

Active cooling LEPA B700-MAS/B800-MAS is provided by 140-mm fan on double bearings. The model B650-SA has a fan size of 120 mm. The intensity depends on the rates of temperature sensor. Power Cables PCI-E, SATA and Molex flat are detachable. The main ATX 24-pin, as well as “CPU” EPS12V 8-pin are collected in a nylon sheath. LEPA B650-SA has …
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