Sapphire Introduces Edgy R9 290 Vapor-X OC Graphics Card

Sapphire Technology Ltd., the first-string supplier of graphics cards based on AMD chips, introduces its proprietary version of Radeon R9 290 adapter – R9 290 Vapor-X OC. As seen from the title, the model features an original Vapor-X cooler with three low-noise fans and has received factory overclocking. Bright design and outstanding performance makes this card a desirable acquirement for enthusiasts and overclockers.

Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X OC is based on Hawaii PRO GPU (28 nm, GCN architecture) with 2560 stream processors. It runs at 1030 MHz frequency. The chip is accompanied by 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit interface) that operates at 5600 MHz effective frequency. The card is developed for PCI Express 3.0 x16 rail and is powered through a pair of sockets: 1x 8-pin and 1x 6-pin.

The award-winning Vapor-X cooler consists of an evaporator and five heatpipes. The main heat-pipe features 10 mm diameter, two other – 8 mm, and the last two – 6 mm. This combination is …

MSI AM1I: Motherboard with Military Class 4 Hardware Base

MSI is one of the first manufacturers to introduce a motherboard for the newly launched AMD AM1 platform. The MSI AM1I features rather compact dimensions (170x170 mm) but its mini-ITX form-factor does not affect the specified functional possibilities for entry-level systems. The model supports AMD Athlon/Sempron processors for the above-mentioned socket.

The employment of Military Class 4 hardware base is supposed to be a major advantage of AM1I motherboard. It involves dark chokes, dark capacitors and other crucial components, which are backed by Military Class Essentials technology. The latter is called to protect the PCB from varied unfavorable happenings, i.e. high humidity, electrostatic discharge or high temperatures.

The PCB comes with two DIMM slots for the incorporation of one-channel DDR3 memory modules (up to 32 GB) with 1333/1600 MHz frequency. Storage is organized by means of two SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, whereas expansion of functional is due to two PCI …

Official Presentation of CPU Cooler Thermaltake BigTyp Revo

Thermaltake, a world-known producer of thermal solutions, chassis and PSU, has officially presented its new CPU cooler modification, codenamed BigTyp Revo. This model has already been introduced at Computex 2012 where it got a lot of encouraging reviews and good prospects for the sale campaign. BigTyp Revo is considered to be an efficient solution for the cooling down of the around-socket spacing due to the horizontal radiator localization. Thermaltake representatives underline that their new product is compatible with Intel (LGA775/1155/1156/1366/2011) and AMD (Socket AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1) platforms.

BigTyp Revo framework consists of a compact radiator, low-noise fan, five heat pipes and a set of aluminum plates. The new model has got an aluminum base and is furnished with five copper heat pipes (6 mm each). Each of the pipes directly 'gets in touch' with the CPU surface, providing an outstanding heat removal power. The top of the radiator accommodates 120 mm fan which can be …
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