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 …

Biostar Launches Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard for Audiophiles

Biostar, paying much attention to the needs of real audiophiles, has recently launched a new full-format ATX motherboard, entitled Hi-Fi Z97WE. As seen from the codename, the greenhorn is based on Intel Z97 Express chipset, showing compatibility with Intel Core i3/i5/i7 and Pentium processors (4th and 5th gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The model combines a variety of dedicated options, bringing multimedia experience to a new level. Despite the functional, the board comes at an affordable price of $143.



Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE features 10-phase VRM subsystem and draws power via 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors. The PCB accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 memory slots (up to 64 GB capacity), a pair of PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots, PCI-e 2.0 x1 and PCI slots. Storage functional is realized by means of six SATA 6 Gb/sec ports; they support RAID 0/1/5/10 configurations. In addition, the model employs 100% solid-state capacitors that ensure stability on overclocking, combined with a prolonged …

It Happened: the Phanteks Enthoo Elite Pre-order Is Real Now

Phanteks has worked very hard to produce its new extraordinary RGB-backlit PC case – Enthoo Elite, and nowadays it is available for pre-order at a price of £800. This Big-Tower chassis with the dimensions of 270 x 750 x 615 mm is supplied in the special shipment case and has a steel frame and 4 mm aluminium panels. The tempered glass side panel and modular structure let anyone see inner parts and customize the case to meet one’s demands.



Phanteks Enthoo Elite is able to hold an E-ATX system with a CPU cooler of up to 21 cm height, as well as graphic cards of any length. An additional Mini-ITX system can be installed. The novelty is powered by two ATX supply units or one ATX supply unit combined with the Phanteks Power Splitter.


There is enough space for five 140 mm fans and two hubs for PWM fans connection. Up to four 480 mm radiators and a big reservoir for the water cooling system can be mounted. Customers can also use fittings for pumps.


The interface is …
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