They Did It! Official Release of AMD Radeon HD 7990 ‘Malta’

Much rumored reference graphics adapter from AMD has been recently officially introduced. As it was suggested before, Radeon HD 7990, codenamed ‘Malta’, employs two Tahiti XT2 GPUs, each of which contains 128 TMUs, 32 rasterization blocks (ROPs), and 2048 current processors (GCN architecture). Smooth work of both graphics cores is synchronized by means of PLX PEX8747 controller that supports 48 lines of PCI Express 3.0. Nominal clock frequencies ascribed to GPUs operation equal to 950 MHz, but Turbo mode enables the increase of frequencies up to 1000 MHz.



Video memory is represented by GDDR5 memory modules, the overall capacity of which equals to 6 GB (3 GB per each graphics core). Memory modules utilize 384-bit bus and run at 6000 MHz frequency with bandwidth of 288 Gb/sec per core. The incorporated PCB accommodates a single CrossFireX socket for the creation of various graphics configurations, including Quad-CrossFireX. Video interface panel boasts the availability of …

AMD Officially Launches FreeSync Technology

The much-talked about graphical technology from AMD – FreeSync – is already out. Its privileges over rival solutions might be seen from different angles. To begin with, it dramatically optimizes the gameplay by improving image smoothness, reducing lag time, and eliminating splitting. FreeSync enables the synchronization of screen refresh time with GPU refresh time in real time; hence, images are updated only when the graphical adapter shapes the frame.



To continue, AMD FreeSync, is an open standard which does not require calculations, since it is integrated within an updated DisplayPort 1.2a interface. As distinct from Nvidia’s G-Sync, there is no need to equip the monitor with a dedicated module. Moreover, this technology supports the widest refresh range: 9-240 Hz; therefore, monitors manufacturers receive a tool for a standalone definition of operational limits for a particular model.


Currently, FreeSync is implemented within six graphics adapters and within …

Computer Case be quiet! Silent Base 600 Overview (Part I)

The case be quiet! Silent Base 600 is offered in three colors: black, orange and silver, which differ only in color of inserts on the front panel. Additionally, each modification is supplied in two versions: with and without a window. This is a typical «middle tower» designed to set motherboards of ATX form-factor, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX.





Packaging and Equipment

be quiet! Silent Base 600 is supplied in a medium-sized box, which is slightly wider than the standard packaging of Mid Tower class models. It has a schematic picture of the case and the list of its specifications. The box is equipped with recesses at the ends which makes transportation process much easier. Its weight is a little more than 9.5 kg.


The case inside is wrapped in a white non-woven fabric bag, and then sandwiched between two foam retainers. The content of delivery is packed in a small corrugated cardboard box. All the necessary screws, slides to install hard drives, four plastic ties for …
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