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 …

Asus Showcases GTX 960 DC2 Videocard

Asus has complemented its Black Edition series of videocards with another model – the GeForce GTX 960 DC2 (codename: GTX960-DC2-4GD5-Black). Its major peculiarity is the employment of 4 GB GDDR5 memory that is sure to improve gaming efficiency in multi-display high-resolution environment. The model supports all modern standards (DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4) as well as proper Nvidia’s technologies: SLI, G-Sync, GameWorks, GPU Boost 2.0, ShadowPlay, GameStream.

Asus GeForce GTX 960 DC2 is based on Nvidia GM206-300 GPU (1024 CUDA, 64 TMUs, 32 ROPs). It operates at 1126 MHz frequency with overclocking possibility of 1178 MHz. The integrated 128-bit memory operates at 7010 MHz efficient frequency.

This graphics card entails Super Alloy Power components and an optimized DirectCU II cooling system. The latter ensures that heatpipes touched CPU surface for an unprecedented heat dissipation. The cooler comes with a pair of fans, one of which features CoolTech hybrid design. The …

Intel Core i7-4000 Release is Scheduled for Q3’13

Intel has just unveiled its current year release plans and made a specific focus on Intel Core i7-4000 processor series. According to Intel, the new line of products, known also as Intel Ivy Bridge-E, is going to hit the market in Q3’13. Their launch will replace the Sandy-Bridge-E series – Intel Core i7-3000. The new-comers will support Socket LGA2011 CPU sockets, as well as Intel X79 chipset. This is called to dramatically facilitate the updating process of the current systems.

The first three models to appear in the market will be Intel Core i7-4960X, Intel Core i7-4930K, and Intel Core i7-4820K. They will all be delivered with an unlocked multiplier. The first two models are known to have six physical and twelve virtual processor cores.

The nominal frequency of Intel Core i7-4960X equals to 3.6 GHz and the dynamic frequency might achieve 4.0 GHz index. This processor will be equipped with 15 MB of cache-memory. Its cost will fluctuate within the measures of $1000. …
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