Asus Boasts One More Graphics Adapter with a Two-Slot Cooler

Asus has replenished its graphics card series based on Kepler architecture with a brand variation of one-chip GeForce GTX 680 adapter. Brand Asus GeForce GTX 680 card has been developed on an original in design circuit board and is notable by the doubled to 4GB GDDR5 memory capacity. Nevertheless, the most outstanding characteristic of a new product is the implementation of a two-slot cooling system, codenamed DirectCU II. Earlier Asus equipped its GeForce GTX 680 adapters with three-slot coolers.

The company decided to concentrate mainly on the introduction of an uncommon cooling system, leaving all frequency showings identical to the recommended by Nvidia index. Thus, graphics core operates at 1006 MHz frequency, while memory module works at 6008 MHz. Memory chips are soldered on both sides of the circuit board. The reverse side of PCB is covered by an aluminum plate that is in direct contact with GDDR5 chips.

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Motherboard Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX Review

Latest Asus development, motherboard Asus Maximus V Formula, is notable for a rather high price. This is explained primarily by the implementation of high-end overclocking options and support of advanced brand technologies. Moreover, one might find this model at even higher price due to the availability of ThunderFX sound board in the nominal delivery set. Despite the pricing policy, this model is a desirable acquirement, since it provides unmatched performance and limitless facilities for overclockers.


Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX is developed in XL-ATX form factor. The model is based on Intel Z77 chipset specifically for Socket LGA 1155 CPU slot. CPU supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and Asus TurboV EVO technologies which give access to overclocking facilities. Dedicated facilities allow the customer to alter Bclk frequencies from 80 MHz to 300 MHz (with 0.1 MHz shot) and to change voltage index in CPU, memory chips, PLL, CSA.

This motherboard …

Eizo Intros Professional ColorEdge CS240 Monitor

Eizo, a well-known Japanese designer of professional visual solutions, is about to launch its newest CS240 monitor that replenished ColorEdge series. The model features 24-inch display and 575x553x245 mm overall dimensions. It is intended at those professionals who require the utmost color rendering (i.e. photo/video editors, graphical designers), due to the availability of an in-built correctional sensor for color calibration. Pricing is so far unknown, although shipping contents will definitely include a 5-year’s limited warranty.

Eizo ColorEdge CS240 offers 1920x1080 display resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, and is based on an advanced IPS panel. The latter ensures the ultimate brightness of 350 cd/m2, a quite fast 7.7 ms response time, the widest viewing angles (178 degrees in both planes), as well as 1000:1 static contrast. The integrated visual facilities allow for displaying up to 99% color gamut in Adobe RGB environment. The model consumes not more than 27 W power at …
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