Sapphire Unveils Small-Sized R9 285 2GB GDDR5 ITX Compact Edition Graphics Cards

Optimized energy efficiency offered by AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics adapters has become a key factor for Sapphire to elaborate a pair of original proprietary versions. The new-comers, codenamed R9 285 2GB GDDR5 ITX Compact Edition, are targeting mini-ITX systems with huge performance ambitions. The pair traditionally involves a standard model with etalon specifications and OC model with a factory overclocking.



Both graphics cards employ a small-sized two-slot cooler that consists of a compact heatsink, four copper heatpipes, and a single fan of 100 mm dimensional type. Connection with PC monitors and other visual solutions is realized by means of HDMI, DVI-I, and a couple of mini-DisplayPorts. Additionally, the models feature dual BIOS chips (standard and UEFI) which might be switched with the help of a dedicated key on the case.


To continue, Sapphire R9 285 2GB GDDR5 ITX Compact Edition and OC Edition are based on AMT Tonga GPU (28 nm, GCN) with 1792 stream processors, 112 …

HIS Reveals an Overclocked Version of AMD Radeon HD 7750 Adapter

Hightech Information System Ltd., being an exclusive AMD's partner, reveals its own version of AMD Radeon HD 7750 graphics adapter. The model, codenamed HIS Radeon HD 7750 IceQ X (Blue) Turbo 1GB GDDR5, is based on Cape Verde GPU, manufactured under 28 nm technological process with the implementation of Graphics Core Next micro-architecture. The basic distinguishing feature ascribed to the adapter is that it features an atypical cooling system and factory overclocking index.



This graphics card model is housed on a blue PCB, designed for PCI-e 3.0 x16 bus. The integrated GPU counts 512 current processors and operates at 900 MHz frequency. The rear part of the adapter accommodates a pair of mini-DisplayPort outputs, one HDMI, and one DVI video port. The model is furnished with GDDR5 memory type with 128-bit interface; its overall volume capacity equals to 1GB. Memory modules operate at 4500 MHz frequency.


To continue, Radeon HD 7750 IceQ X (Blue) Turbo 1GB GDDR5 houses an …

Thermalright Readies Le Grand Macho Passive Cooler

Thermalright decided to gladden all devotees of ultra-quiet PC systems by designing an efficient passive cooler – Le Grand Macho. This is a conventional tower cooler, supporting new and outdated CPUs of up to 95 W TDP. Hence, the greenhorn is compatible with Intel LGA 775/115x/1366/2011/2011-3 as well as AMD FM2/FM2+/FM1/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ platforms.



Initially, Thermalright Le Grand Macho is void of any fan; nonetheless, its framework presupposes the installation of one or two high-efficiency fans (120/140 mm), which are able to cope with 300-watt CPUs.


The cooler consists of a nickel-plated base, seven heatpipes and a voluminous aluminum heatsink with 35 fins. The latter come with perforations which counteract air between the plates with low air resistance. The base features a convex-shaped contact surface (that optimizes cooling efficiency) and is perfectly polished. Seven 6-mm heatpipes are solidly integrated into the base, ensuring ideal heat dissipation.


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