Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.



General Specs


Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.


PCB Layout


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Review of Headphones AKG K451

Traditional headphones do not lose their topicality even with the development of high technologies and with the emergence of ever newer gadgets. This fact can be easily explained by their comfort in usage and portability. Headphones are designated for usage in home conditions as well as outdoors or in transport. This accessory is usually bantam, and can be, with certainty, attributed to the class of universal devices. Headphones AKG K451 may be connected practically with any device, starting from MP3 stereo, audio system, and finishing with PC, laptop or iPad.


Basic Features of AKG K451


Headphones AKG K451 are accredited to the class of wired accessories with the bandwidth from 11 to 29000 Hz. Heightened susceptibility of headphones, which reaches up to 126 dB/mW, is considered to be quite an attractive peculiarity. Such susceptibility means that the sounding will be played back with the optimal legibility and volume even if the volume button at the device is set for …

Meet New Mammoth MM01 PC Chassis from SilverStone

SilverStone Technology is about to launch a new full-tower chassis, entitled Mammoth MM01 (codename: SST-MM01B). Featuring 597x271x542 mm dimensions, the greenhorn might fit any environment due to a sleek all-black design. Besides, the framework is engineered in a way to give no chance to the dust to penetrate into the layout. The integrated dust filters are a great facilitation in this blockade.



SilverStone Mammoth MM01 is known to support nearly all types of motherboards, starting from standard ATX and finishing with eATX, SSI-CEB, SSI-EEB ones. The layout offers room for two 5.25-inch drives, seven 3.5-inch drives and four 2.5-inch storage solutions. In addition, one of the 3.5-inch drive slots supports hot-swap options. The chassis is also ready to accommodate a couple of two-slot videocards of up to 337 mm in length, ATX-compatible PSU of up to 225 mm in length and CPU cooler of up to 183 mm in height.


To continue, MM01 comes with two preinstalled 120 mm frontal fans, …
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