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 …

AMD Officially Introduces Radeon HD 7790 Graphics Card

An official introduction of a new graphics card from AMD, entitled Radeon HD 7790, has been settled into a dedicated press briefing. Within the framework of this briefing, the company not only gave a detailed description of a long-awaited product but also divulged a comparative performance analysis with its main rival’s adapter – Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Therefore, AMD Radeon HD 7790 graphics card belongs to mainstream items and is targeting a wide range of customers. It is based on AMD Bonaire GPU with AMD GCN architecture developed under 28 nm technological process. The GPU consists of 896 current processors, 14 computing blocks, 56 texture blocks, and 16 ROP blocks.



Video memory subsystem comprises 1 GB of GDDR5 memory type, employing 128-bit bus. Its nominal clock frequency equals to 1500 MHz, while effective frequency makes up 6000 MHz. The overall efficiency level of this adapter is estimated at 1.79 TFLOPS; this index is twice larger than the one recorded with AMD …

Asus Showcases New PB238TR Monitor with Unprecedented Specs

Asus has recently showcased one more high-end PC monitor – the PB238TR. It features 23 inch display and boasts 549x323.7x244.5 mm dimensions (with stand). The model is peculiar by the support of Human Sensor technology. The latter keeps track of the user’s presence; on his absence for a predetermined time period, the monitor turns to a standby mode. This promotes for a well-judged power consumption, resulting in a dramatic cost efficiency.



Asus PB238TR is based on IPS array with 6 ms response time and Full HD resolution (1920x1080). IPS ensures also a perfect color rendering, wide viewing angles (178/178 degrees in both aspects), 250 cd/m2 maximal brightness, as well as a striking dynamic contrast of 50M:1. The model is furnished with onboard speakers (2W each) and two video ports: D-Sub and DVI-D. Connectivity with external peripherals is realized by means of two USB 2.0 ports.


To continue, this monitor features a functional stand that allows for the adjustment of …
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