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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Built-in DAS Raidon SR261-2S-S2R Review

Individuals who got used to work with little amount of information can barely understand those people who are obliged to work with loads of data on daily basis. That is the major reason why they choose different devices for data storage. The first group of users will probably use flash-drives, while the second group will try to acquire a device that could manage huge information, such as NAS and DAS solutions. Today Raidon, a developer of efficient storage solutions, offers the customers, who long for safe and high-performance storage device, a new built-in DAS model, codenamed SR261-2S-S2R. This is a two-disk storage that is able to fully satisfy the needs of the targeted audience.



Delivery Set and Specifications


Raidon SR261-2S-S2R is delivered in a large cardbox which contains a set of components vital for layout and operation. Thereby, a customer will see SATA cable, a set of screws for hard drives fixture, CD with dedicated software, COM adapter and cable, and helpful …

Adata Intros M.2-Type SX8000 Solid-State Drive

Adata keeps on developing its hardware potential. This time the company introduces a lineup of M.2 2280 solid-state drives, targeting gamers & enthusiasts. The XPG SX8000 is based on 3D MLC NAND chips, combined with SMI 2260 controller. The drive employs PCI Express 3.0 x4 external interface and shows a total compatibility with NVMe 1.2 standard.



Adata XPG SX8000 will be available in four capacities: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB & 1 TB. Nonetheless, the company has unveiled performance showings only for the first three models. Thus, the junior model offers 1000/300 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations (ATTO compression); 1000/300 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations (CrystalDiskMark uncompressed); 900/280 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations (AS SSD uncompressed). At the same time, the drive’s random showings make up 45000/75000 IOPS (Read/Write).


To continue, the XPG SX8000 256 GB item features the following efficiency specifications: …
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