Greeting PowerColor Radeon R9 290X New-Generation Graphics Cards

PowerColor has officially introduced a pair of high-efficiency graphics cards developed on the new-generation Radeon R9 290X series adapters. Codenamed PowerColor Radeon R9 290X, both new-comers support the latest graphics technologies, i.e. DirectX 11.2 and OpenGL 4.2. The models feature a totally identical design, still there is one differentiation: one of the models is equipped with a key to Battlefield 4 game. Such ‘bonus’ has resulted in a bit heightened price of $580, if compared with the standard model that costs $550.

Both cards are based on AMD Hawaii XT chip. It has been dynamically overclocked by PowerColor to 1030 MHz, whereas the nominal clock frequency remained the same – 800 MHz. In order to enhance the performance, the GPU has been supplemented with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with 512-bit interface that runs at 5000 MHz.

To proceed with the specifications, both graphics adapters accommodate four rear video ports (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I, and DVI-D). …

ASRock Launches Z170M-PIO2 Mainboard with Unusual Layout

ASRock has stricken the general public by the development of a motherboard with an extraordinary layout. As a rule, mainboards targeting all-in-one solutions are void of expansion slots for graphics cards, due to lack of space. However, ASRock has designed a space-efficient model with an integrated PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot. Yet, it’s localized parallel to the PCB as against standard items with perpendicular slot orientation.

ASRock Z170M-PIO2 is based on Intel Z170 chipset for Socket LGA1511 platforms. It supports Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 CPUs. The PCB features a pair of DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4 memory modules with the maximum clock frequency of 3466 MHz (up to 32 GB of capacity). Storage subsystem is introduced by 4 SATA 6 Gb/sec ports as well as a single Ultra M.2 x4 slot.

As far as expansion is concerned, the model accommodates a single PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot and one M.2 2230 slot, occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. The 7.1-channel …

Acer Showcases Aspire Z3-615 All-in-One PC

Acer is preparing for a May launch of the newest all-in-one PC, codenamed Aspire Z3-615. It is built on Haswell-based Intel Core CPU and employs (optionally) Nvidia graphics adapter. What is more, the model runs under the updated version of Windows 8.1 OS. The customers will be able to acquire a high-efficiency device for the price tag of $999.

Acer Aspire Z3-615 features 23-inch IPS display that supports Full HD resolution. It houses inbuilt speakers with the support for Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater technology, as well as an inbuilt microphone with Acer Purified Voice option. The latter ensures background noise clipping and high voice audibility on video-chat sessions. The implemented stand allows for the alteration of display pitch angle within the range from -5 degrees to +25 degrees.

This all-in-one solution comes with 16 GB RAM and 500 GB/1 TB hard drive. It is also equipped with BD drive, multi-format card reader, and a webcam with the support for video call in …
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