Meeting New GTX 970 DirectCU Mini OC Video Card from Asus

Tailored for mini-ITX motherboards, Asus has designed a new graphics card based on GeForce GTX 970 adapter. The GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU Mini OC features 170x122x40 mm dimensions only, targeting small-sized chassis for mini-ITX platforms. The heart of the card is Nvidia’s GM204-200-A1 GPU with 13 SMM blocks, 1664 CUDA cores, 104 TMUs, and 64 ROPs. It runs at the nominal 1088 MHz frequency but might be overclocked to 1228 MHz index.

Asus GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU Mini OC employs a shortcut PCB that accommodates a two-slot cooler with a vapor chamber, a backplate, and a high-efficiency CoolTech Fan. The latter is distinguished by a unique design that dramatically enhances airflow. The incorporated hardware base features Super Alloy Power design. It implies the inclusion of prime-quality chokes, capacitors, and power transistors. Their combination provides for some incredible efficiency and a prolonged lifespan.

The integrated GPU is accompanied with 4GB of GDDR5 memory; it …

Unveiling Limited Edition of USB-Drives from Silicon Power

Silicon Power, a renowned manufacturer of flash-memory solutions, unveils its plans about the upcoming release of two new USB-drives. Codenamed LuxMini 720 and Touch 830, the product will be supplied in limited edition. Both drives are compatible with Mac OS, Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and Linux platforms and correspond to the RoHS standards. Unusual design, — the implementation of thematic art prints, — is considered to be a chief peculiarity of LuxMini 720 and Touch 830 models.

Both models will be delivered in two versions: 8GB and 16GB capacities. These drives are known to support USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 standards and feature ten thousand activations durability term. The other characteristic feature ascribed to the upcoming products is free of charge brand software, codenamed SP Widget, which is intended at provision of seven most essential for data security options.

Model LuxMini 720 features approximately 54x16x7 mm dimensions and weights not more than 10 g. It is housed …

Review and testing of coolers GlacialTech Igloo H46 PWM and Igloo H58 PWM

The company GlacialTech Inc. known as a producer of cheap cooling systems aimed primarily at the lower and medium price segment. They are intended solely to cool the non-overclocked CPU. At the same time, GlacialTech has already made attempts to produce more efficient coolers that can cope with cooling of processors with high heat. It was the Siberia and Alaska, and F101 even before. Developing on its trend, the company has recently released two new models aimed at the medium price segment. It is about Igloo H46 PWM and Igloo H58 PWM.

Both coolers are available in the same decorated cardboard boxes, each on the right side shows the pictures of coolers and a list of supported platforms. On the other side of packaging there are specifications and key features of cooling systems. Packaging for both models are the same: it includes a steel universal clamping plate (backplate) with an adhesive base, two pairs of mounting with screws and key, two pairs of wire staples for installation …
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