The Second Generation of Polaris: Introduction to the Radeon RX 570 Using the ASUS ROG Strix Video Card as an Example

Currently, the situation with the total dominance of NVIDIA in the segment of top-end graphics solutions has developed. AMD is unlikely to present its progressive Vega accelerators shortly. But a series of mid-level video cards based on GPU Polaris has already been developed. Their second generation is presented, so let’s start studying the new products.


Polaris 20 Based Video Cards

The updated line of video cards includes four models: Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570, Radeon RX 560 and Radeon RX 550. They are direct successors of similar models of the RX400 series; in particular, the Radeon RX 580/570 replaces the Radeon RX 480/470. So, let’s consider the changes in the new video cards in this review.


The Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570 are based on the Polaris 20 graphics processor which has no major changes with respect to Polaris 10. This is the development of the AMD GCN architecture and its fourth implementation. The GPU counts 36 Compute Unit (CU) computational …

Monitor Dell U2713HM Review

Monitors with high resolution have deeply penetrated into our lives. Full HD resolution is considered to be a necessity for the up-to-date video standard, so manufacturers of not only PC monitors but also other devices, such as smart phones, mobile gadgets, etc., try to implement this standard into their products. Still, progress marvels us with a new development: more advanced WQHD resolution of 2560x1440 is gradually integrated into the monitors. Dell decided not to lag behind the pioneers in this sphere and designed a new model U2712HM.



Design and Ergonomics


Monitor Dell U2713HM is housed in a black or silver-black dull casing. The implementation of WLED lighting allowed the manufacturer to reduce the depth of the enclosure. It is fixed on a durable plastic stand connected to a black base with beveled angles and a central turntable. The base is made of solid metal; its rear board accommodates six rubber feet which are firmly pressed to the surface and save the monitor …

Overview of the Aerocool P7-C1 Mid Tower Case (Part I)

Let’s review the sensational novelty of a Project 7 series – mid tower Aerocool P7-C1, intended for the installation of motherboards of the following form factors: ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX. On sale it appeared as recently as the end of 2016.


The case is supplied in two colors: black and white. Each variant may be purchased either with a standard acrylic window, or with the side panel of tempered glass. Totally, there are four options to choose from.


Packaging and Equipment

The novelty comes in a very large box, with the dimensions of 300x610x510 mm and the weight of ~ 8.5 kg. The package looks attractive enough. On a black background the front panel of the case with the backlight on is shown, and the name of the model is printed with same color. On the front side there is a promotional text in eleven languages, and on the rear one exhaustive specifications are listed in English.


Inside the package, the case is wrapped in a plastic bag and the clips made of …
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