Graphics Card HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X Review

The number of graphics solutions designed by HIS cannot be figured from a cursory calculation only. Indeed, the company's product line counts dozens of cards destined at various audiences, with various needs and budgets. Take HIS HD 7850 series alone: it consists of ten models (three with 1GB memory and seven with 2GB memory). The latest HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X belongs to '2GB echelon' and is distinguished by the heightened GPU and memory frequency. Upon the whole, this graphics adapter features outstanding cooling and overclocking facilities.



Design and PCB


Graphics adapter HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X is a standard representative of the second HD 7850 revision. It is housed on a short printed circuit board and is equipped with only a single power socket, two heatpipes and a large fan. HIS developers advanced the heatpipes outside the board to elongate its contours; nevertheless, this card can't be considered voluminous, since its width hasn't been touched at all. The top part …

Spire Showcases New Cylinder-Shaped Swirl IV CPU Cooler

Spire is going to release a new extraordinary cooling solution: a cylinder-shaped CPU cooler, entitled Swirl IV. It is targeting Intel processors for Socket 2011/1366/115x/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM2/AM3 platforms with the maximum TDP level of 130 W. The new-comer has received RoHS and CE certification that proves its environmentally-friendly nature. An official release is postponed to January 2015.



Spire Swirl IV features 131x125x62 mm dimensions and weighs 690 g. Its heatsink consists of 45 aluminum fins, pierced by three copper zinc-plated U-shaped heatpipes (8 mm). Inside the heatsink one can find a 60 mm fan with blue LED backlit. Its rotational speed is controlled by PWM technology so that the blades could run between 600 RPM up to 2000 RPM.


The fan is equipped with a slide bearing, estimated for 50.000 hours of fool-proof operation. It is powered by means of a 4-pin connector, ensuring up to 83.12 CFM airflow at 26 dB noise. Besides, at the highest rotational speed the …

AOC Expands Its Lineup of PC Monitors with 69ID Series

AOC, a renowned developer of PC displays, has recently showcased its new series of IPS/AH-IPS monitors, entitled 69ID. According to the manufacturer, all models within the series feature the latest visual facilities, including 3D technology, and boast the most updated bezel-less framework. The users will get an opportunity of acquiring affordable 21.5-inch, 23-inch and 27-inch displays to be employed in office or home environment. Upon the whole, the new series counts six monitor models: AOC 69ID i2269Vw, AOC 69ID d2769Vh, AOC 69ID i2769Vm, AOC 69ID i2369v, AOC 69ID i2369Vm, and AOC 69ID i2269Vwm.



All 69ID displays support Full HD resolution and are equipped with white LED backlight. The latter is characterized by power-saving facilities. In combination with Eco Mode and e-Saver, LED backlight allows for a substantial cut in power consumption. In regards to design, the frontal coverage and a stand are made of brushed aluminum, whereas the rear panel distinguishes by a glossy …
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