HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2: Graphics Card with an Offbeat Cooler

HIS has recently replenished its Radeon R9 series of graphics cards with a new model – the Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2. Based on AMD Hawaii Pro chip, this card is a combination of an ultimate efficiency and an offbeat design. The integrated GPU runs at an etalon frequency — 947 MHz. No changes have been incorporated into the frequency mode of GDDR5 memory: the 4 GB memory with 512-bus interface runs at nominal/effective 1250/5000 MHz frequency.

The major peculiarity pertained to the model is the employment of a proprietary two-slot cooler, codenamed IceQ X2. It consists of a spacious copper base (40x47.5 mm), a large aluminum heatsink, a pair of 89 mm fans, and five nickel-plated heatpipes: 2x 8 mm and 3x 6 mm. The cooler also accommodates additional heatspreaders, which dissipate heat in memory and VRM sections. Moreover, the framework boasts a dedicated stiffening plate that reduces loading on the printed circuit board.

To continue, HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2 comes with two …

Monitor Samsung S24A850DW Review

Customers all over the world are 'spoiled' by the predominance of monitors, developed under various technologies and targeted to fulfill various assignments. The market is full of items as from well-established companies with global recognition (LG, Asus, etc.) and from start-up companies that just keep up with all modern technologies. Samsung belongs to the high-end echelon and is continually competing with its renowned opponents, releasing ever newer monitors on regular basis. Monitor S24A850DW has been developed with high performance characteristics in mind, as well as, its accessibility to the vast groups.

General Specifications

Samsung S24A850DW belongs to the monitors of average price category and high-end specifications. It is based on S-PLS matrix and employs W-LED lighting. It goes in 1920x1200 resolution with 24 inch display. This model is furnished with D-Sub (VGA), audio-in/out, DVI-D, and DisplayPort interfaces. The availability of four-port USB 3.0 hub …

Release of New Wide-Screen Monitor Dell UltraSharp

Dell starts shipping a new wide-screen PC monitor UltraSharp U2913WM. Australian customers are happy to be the first to see these new products in free sale at approximately $690. The model is based on 29-inch AH-IPS panel with display aspect ratio of 21:9. The screen itself is characterized by an antiglare coverage and power-saving LED lighting that embraces not less than 99% of sRGB color spacing. It should be mentioned that the manufacturer has succeeded in implementing high resolution standards in its UltraSharp monitor: 2560x1080 pixels.

Dell UltraSharp U2913WM features quite outstanding parameters which make the monitor a universal means as for corporate clients, so for home-based needs. AH-IPS panel response time equals to 8 ms with viewing angles achieving 178/178 (V/H) degrees. Color specifications ensure the maximal brightness of 300 nits, maximal static contrast of 1000:1, and dynamic contrast of 2000000:1.

The implemented set of interfaces can marvel even …
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