Cooler Master Starts a Batch Production of Two Seidon Models

Cooler Master announces an official release and starts a batch production of two new liquid cooling systems that join Seidon series. Codenamed Seidon 120XL and Seidon 240M, these two models will become a real smile of fortune for the devotees of up-dated technologies. Compact size and affordable price are the key advantages of Seidon representatives. Both liquid coolers demonstrate compatibility with such platforms, as Intel LGA 775, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, and AMD FM1, FM2, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+.

According to Cooler Master, Seidon 120XL and Seidon 240M are quite independent systems which require minimal efforts while mounting or maintenance. They are a perfect choice for those people willing to provide enough room around CPU socket and simultaneously get the utmost cooling effect.

The first model, Seidon 120XL, is a refined version of Seidon 120M. It consists of a quite thick aluminum heatsink, copper micro channels, and a single 120 mm fan. In its turn, Seidon 240M …

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 …

Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.

General Specs

Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.

PCB Layout

All hardware base components are …
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