MSI is preparing new model - Radeon HD 7970 with a water-block

The well-known in IT-maker Company MSI announced about appearance of new videoadapter based on GPU Tahiti XT chipset. Its diversity from the other Radeon HD 7970 can be seen with the naked eye, instead of an air cooler practically the entire surface of the PCB is covered with waterblock brand EK. It differs markedly from the original version, since it is designed specifically for the MSI R7970 Lightning model. Relation of adapter to the Lightning series is easily determined by the inscription at the interface connector PCI-E 3.0 x16, as well as non-standard set of video outputs (2x DVI, 4x Mini DisplayPort) and configuration of additional power connectors (2x PCI-E Power 8-pin).

Obviously, the accelerator is positioned as the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and has a nominal frequency of at least 1050 MHz. Will MSI risk, like Sapphire did, and provide the card with 6 GB of memory? Probably not. The «advanced» composition of the printed circuit board and water block of full coverage …

Fractal Design Showcases an Offbeat Define S Chassis

Fractal Design, a well-known Swedish PC hardware developer, comes out with an innovative PC chassis, entitled Define S. The new-comer offers an ideal balance of functionality with a perfect soundproofing. Its exterior is differentiated by a classic strictness and style combined with a totally black coverage. The case might accommodate as mini-ITX/mATX motherboards, so full ATX items. Moreover, potential customers are able to choose between a windowed version ($90) and an entirely blind version ($80) of the chassis.

Key peculiarity of Fractal Design Define S model is absence of traditional bays for ODD and HDD/SSD. Instead of them, there are dedicated vertical seats on the reverse side of the motherboard tray for three 3.5-inch drives and two additional 2.5-inch drives. Seats for the 5.25-inch ODD are absent at all.

The layout allows for the installation of 425-mm graphics cards (if frontal fans are excluded, the maximal admissible length of cards might be 450 mm), CPU …

Corsair Expands its Dominator Platinum DDR3 Memory Kit Series

Corsair, an American supplier of RAM memory and SSD solutions, is mapping out the forthcoming release of three new DDR3 memory kits. All three kits will be delivered within the confines of Dominator Platinum series: CMD8GX3M2A2400C10, CMD32GX3M4A2400C10 and CMD32GX3M4A1866C9 models. The kits will be delivered with a lifetime warranty.

Memory modules, included in these kits, are equipped with DHX aluminum heatsinks and improved cooling technology, feature 56 mm height, and support Intel XMP overclocking profiles. Their optimal operational frequency is estimated at 1866 MHz and 2400 MHz.

Corsair CMD8GX3M2A2400C10 kit consists of two 4GB DDR3 modules (8GB overall capacity) and feature 1.65V nominal voltage index. The timings for the kit are shown as 10-12-12-31. Its framework accommodates white LED bar.

Four-channel Corsair CMD32GX3M4A2400C10 kit operates at 2400 MHz frequency. Its overall capacity equals to 32GB, while all other specifications are similar to the 8GB …
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