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.

Biostar Launches High-Performance Motherboards TZ77B

Biostar has recently introduced its new series of motherboards, codenamed Biostar TZ77B, and is currently starting mass delivery of them to the market. TZ77B model is developed on Intel Z77 logics kit and goes in ATX form-factor. Manufacturers claim that the new series is able to ensure high performance and stability of operation at moderate price. These motherboards support all LGA1155 processors Intel Core (i3, i5 and i7) of the 2nd and 3rd generation.



Powerful graphics core DirectX 11, integrated into Intel Core processors (of the third generation), enables the compatibility with the majority of up-dated 3D games and HDMI 3D Visual technology. Video output is realized via digital HDMI, VGA (analogue), and DVI (with HDCP technology) interfaces. The availability of PCI-E 3.0 x16, PCI-E x16 2.0 (x4) and PCI-E x1 2.0 interfaces adds facilities for digital graphics.


Biostar TZ77B proves to demonstrate up to 95W TDP level, including unblocked CPU with K index. The motherboard …

The Release of Unprecedented Extrememory USB Xtasy

Extrememory, a German manufacturer of versatile memory drives and PC components, has just announced the release of a new flash-drive series USB Xtasy. There would be nothing special in this release, but the company decided to amaze average customers, as well as IT professionals, by the unprecedented compact dimensions of their new drives. The drives have got solid aluminum casing of 39mm x 12mm x 4mm in size and are designed with the note of refinement and style in mind.



Extrememory USB Xtasy are based on COB technology which presupposes the aggregation of the circuit board and memory chip into a single unit. The drives are able to develop the reading and writing speed up to 18 Mb/sec and 6 Mb/sec correspondingly. They are equipped with the integrated USB 2.0 socket and have the backward compatibility with USB 1.1 sockets. USB Xtasy series will go in 8, 16, 32, and 64 GB of volume capacity to comply with the needs of different target groups.


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