Asus Introduces a New Powerful Motherboard Z87-A

The line of Haswell-compatible motherboards from Asus has been recently replenished with a new model – Z87-A. The new-comer is supposed to be the most ‘customer-friendly’ board, due to the correlation of incorporated facilities and price: based on the prime chipset (Intel Z87) on Socket LGA1150 platform, this board boasts an extreme functional combined with the price of $150 only. Thus, it might become a perfect solution for a powerful gaming PC.

Motherboard Asus Z87-A is elaborated in ATX form-factor and supports Intel Core i3, i5, i7, Pentium, and Celeron processors. Memory is represented by four DDR3 DIMM slots that are able to run at the maximal 3000 MHz frequency. Their overall capacity might achieve 32 GB. CPU power supply subsystem involves 8 phases; this is quite enough for a full-scale overclocking. Audio facilities are ensured by the integrated 7.1-channel Realtek ALC892 controller. Network facilities are backed by a separate gigabit Realtek 8111GR controller.
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Meet WinFast GTX 960 Hurricane Adapter from Leadtek

Leadtek expands its production line with a brand version of GeForce GTX 960 videocard. Entitled WinFast GTX 960 Hurricane, the model is differentiated by factory overclocking and a powerful dual fan cooling system. Initially, the company will launch a 2 GB version but later on there might appear a 4 GB version.

Leadtek WinFast GTX 960 Hurricane is based on GM206 GPU with 1024 CUDA cores, 10 SMM, and 64 ROPs. It runs at 1228 MHz frequency but might be overclocked to 1291 MHz frequency. The integrated 2 GB GDDR5 memory with 128-bit interface operates at 7010 MHz index. Furthermore, this videocard consumes up to 120 W power.

Cooling system consists of two fans and a voluminous heatsink. All integrated video interfaces found their place at the rear panel: three DisplayPort ports, one HDMI 2.0 and one DVI-I. By the way, the nominal delivery set offers a dedicated DVI to VGA adapter.

What is more, similar to other GTX 960 solutions, Leadtek’s graphics card is known to …

Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.

Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.

DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.
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