Graphics Card MSI R7870 Hawk Review

MSI, a large-scale manufacturer of computer hardware and consumer electronics, has introduced its new lineup of graphics cards, codenamed R7870 Hawk. The new series goes with the upgraded Radeon HD 7870 video adapter, improved integrated circuit and overclocking base. In addition, these graphics cards will go with the implemented GPU Reactor and Unlocked Digital Power technologies. Upon the whole, the introduced integration and performance is called to compete for the customers' favor with other high-end top models designed by Gigabyte and Asus.

Design and Layout

Design of R7870 Hawk somehow resembles a short-cut version of R7970 Lightning from MSI as well. It has similar design of cooling system covered with blue strip. The cover hides five heat pipes and rather compact fans. The rear part of the card is covered by a metallic plate; there is a plastic boot opposite the graphics chip that covers GPU Reactor block. This block is based on a separate detachable board and …

Meeting Four New PSU Series from LEPA

Ecomaster has recently expanded its production line by four new PSU series under LEPA brand name. Codenamed P, GM MaxGold, GM MaxBron and MX, this quadruple is targeting high-end, middle-end, and mainstream market segments. It is noteworthy that each of the series involves several models of various power and efficiency showings to meet the power supply requirements of diverse PC systems.


P series is attributed to the high-end market segment and consists of three high-capacity models: P1700-MA, P1375-MA and P1050-MA with 1700 W, 1375 W and 1050 W correspondingly. The triple features totally modular cable management system and identical cooling system, introduced by 135 mm low-noise fan on ball bearing. Super high efficiency level allowed all power supply units within the series to receive 80Plus Platinum certificate.


GM MaxGold series boasts 80Plus Gold certificate due to high power efficiency. The series includes five models that feature a …

Evga Expands SuperNova T2 Series of High-Wattage PSUs

Evga has added to its sensational SuperNova 1600 T2 power supply unit a triplet of high-wattage models of 750 W, 850 W & 1000 W power. All of them correspond to 80Plus Titanium standard thanks to quite high efficiency level (up to 96% in 230 V networks). Moreover, the new-comers are backed by a 10-year’s limited warranty that vindicates unprecedented reliability of the asset.

Evga SuperNova T2 units come equipped with high-profile Japanese capacitors and a single +12V rail. The latter ensures that the models could stand tough loading, close to par: 748.8 W at 62.4 A, 849.6 W at 70.8 A and 999.6 W at 83.3 A respectively. The triplet is cooled down by a 140-mm fan based on dual ball bearings; on low loading the fan deactivates to provide for optimal noise level.

Similar to other advanced solutions, the greenhorns are packed with all innovative protection mechanisms, including overcurrent, overheating, overloading & short circuit tools. The list of integrated connectors …
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