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.

Intel Unveils DZ75ML-45K Board with LucidLogix Virtu MVP Support

CES 2013 provided room for Intel to show all its might and recent achievements in PC hardware industry. Hence, the company unveiled a series of new motherboards intended at the overclocking of Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs of the second and third generation. Model, codenamed Intel DZ75ML-45K, is a bright representative of this series, being a large-scale entry-level solution. It is developed in micro-ATX form-factor and features 226x216 mm dimensions.



Motherboard Intel DZ75ML-45K is based on Intel Z75 chipset and employs Socket LGA1155 CPU slot. Power supply subsystem is designed according to 4+2 scheme, where 4 phases are responsible for CPU management. The board accommodates four DIMM slots for the integration of two-channel DDR3 RAM; its overall capacity might achieve 32GB. Besides, Intel has taken care about wide memory facilities that manifest themselves is various operational frequencies (from 1066 MHz to 2400 (OC) MHz).


All expansion facilities are provided by …

Gigabyte Outs Brix GB-BSi5HAC-6300 Mini-PC

Gigabyte is about to launch another representative to Brix series of mini-PCs. The GB-BSi5HAC-6300 is an optimal solution for home & multimedia systems. The greenhorn is differentiated by a compact, stylish design (119.4x112.6x46.8 mm dimensions) that fits any environment. It is based on Intel Core i5-6300U CPU (15 W) that operates 2.4 GHz frequency but might overclock to 3.0 GHz index. It is attended by Intel HD Graphics 520 that runs at 300-1000 MHz frequency.



Gigabyte Brix GB-BSi5HAC-6300 is able to cater for three monitors simultaneously. It’s furnished with one HDMI & one mini-DisplayPort. The integrated PCB accommodates a pair of SO-DIMM DDR4 memory modules which run at 2133 MHz frequency. There is a possibility to expand memory up to 32 GB.


Storage subsystem is introduced by a single M.2 2280 and a single SATA III slot. Expansion facilities are ensured by one M.2 2230 slot that is occupied by Wi-Fi + Bluetooth module. The Realtek LAC255 controller takes …
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