AMD Launches a New Driver Package Catalyst 13.8 Beta2

AMD has launched a second version of driver package Catalyst 13.8 that is called to dramatically enhance the efficiency in some games. The soft is compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista OS (32-/64-bit), supporting AMD Radeon (5000/6000/7700/7800/7900 series) and AMD Mobility Radeon (5000M/6000M/7000M/8000M series) GPUs.

Users can expect the following improvements:

— the resolution of problems with the image quality in ‘Van Helsing’ on anti-aliasing activation via Catalyst Control Center;

— the minimization of frame pacing delays in ‘Sniper Elite’, ‘Watch Dogs’, ‘World of Warcraft’, and ‘Tomb Raider’;

— the elimination of game image distortion in ‘Doom 3 BFG Edition’;

— the increase in efficiency in ‘Minimum’ (in CrossFireX), ‘Castlevania Lords of Shadow’ (in CrossFireX), and ‘RIPD’;

— the 9% increase in fps efficiency in ‘Splinter Cell Blacklist’ (Ultra settings);

— the 25% increase in efficiency in ‘Saints Row …

Oval CPU Cooler Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 Review

Rivalry in the CPU cooling market is rather tough nowadays. Each and every manufacturer tries to exceed its competitors by elaborating high-performance and durable coolers. Some companies pay attention primarily to efficiency, while the others try to draw potential audience by an unusual design. Xigmatek, a renowned manufacturer in this segment, has been introducing qualitative and original solutions for many years. Its Colosseum SM128164 is a vindication of the assumptions that unusual in design coolers can be efficient. Let’s have a look at it.

Design and Framework

The Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 at the first sight looks as an ordinary cooler of a rectangular form with the height of 157 mm. It consists of a heatsink block, a fan, a mirror-like base, and five heat pipes. The central pipe is larger than the other four: its diameter equals to 8 mm, whereas the side pipes feature 6 mm diameter. Nonetheless, if turning the cooler sideways, it becomes vivid that the item is a …

MMD Announces 241P6VPJKEB Monitor under Philips Brand

MMD, the owner of Philips Monitors brand, has designed a new monitor, entitled 241P6VPJKEB. The greenhorn is distinguished by the support for 4K Ultra HD resolution (3840x2160) that is appropriate as for corporate so for multimedia needs. The display features 23.8-inch diagonal and 16:9 aspect ratio. Sales are scheduled to start in early 2016 for the recommended price tag of 549 EUR.

Philips 241P6VPJKEB takes AH-IPS panel with WLED backlight as the basis. It boasts some prominent specifications: 300 cd/m2 – maximal brightness, 178/178 – the widest viewing angles, the possibility to display 1.074 billion colors, the 99% coverage of sRGB gamut. Besides, the model comes equipped with a pair of speakers (2W each) and an integrated webcam (2 mp) with a microphone.

The kit of external interfaces includes 1x DVI port, 1x D-Sub, 1x DisplayPort, 1 HDMI 2.0 port with the support for MHL 3.0 technology; the latter enables trouble-free connection, charging and processing of …
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