Fractal Design Updates Its Core 1000 Chassis to USB 3.0 Version

Fractal Design, an outstanding Swedish PC cases developer, decided to update its mini-tower Core 1000 chassis model with the purpose to heighten its competitive power. Released in 2011, this case has not undergone major design renovations but its layout has been a bit modernized: the manufacturers integrated a single super-speed USB 3.0 port to provide for a better performance.



Codenamed Core 1000 USB 3.0, this chassis features 175x355x420 mm dimensions and supports mini-ITX/micro-ATX motherboards. It’s housed in a totally black, austere casing and has got a grid-like frontal panel with removable anti-dust filters. Internal layout is predestined to accommodate two 5.25-inch drive bays, two 3.5-inch HDD bays or three 2.5-inch SSD/HDD bays, four PCI expansion cards, CPU coolers of up to 148 mm in height, PSUs of up to 185 mm in length, as well as graphics cards of up to 350 mm in length (without HDD bay) or up to 210 mm in length with an installed HDD bay.


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Samsung Showcases SD850 Series of Corporate Monitors

Samsung has officially introduced a new series of corporate-class monitors entitled SD850. The series currently combines two models: the S27D850 and the S32D850. Both boast a number of similar features, including resolution, imaging modes, the number of video interfaces, although are differentiated by dimensions and some other specifications. Pricing and release date are unknown.



Samsung S27D850 is equipped with 27-inch PLS panel that offers 350 cd/m2 brightness and a standard 1000:1 static contrast. Its companion, Samsung S32D850, features 32-inch VA panel with the maximal brightness of 300 cd/m2 and static contrast index of 3000:1.


Both new-comers are characterized by 2560x1440 pixel resolution, 5 ms response time, and what is more striking, 100% color gamut in sRGB environment. The rear facet of the display accommodates three video ports: DisplayPort 1.2, DVI, HDMI 1.4. Besides, there is a USB-hub that offers four USB 3.0 ports.


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Graphics Card HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X Review

The number of graphics solutions designed by HIS cannot be figured from a cursory calculation only. Indeed, the company's product line counts dozens of cards destined at various audiences, with various needs and budgets. Take HIS HD 7850 series alone: it consists of ten models (three with 1GB memory and seven with 2GB memory). The latest HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X belongs to '2GB echelon' and is distinguished by the heightened GPU and memory frequency. Upon the whole, this graphics adapter features outstanding cooling and overclocking facilities.



Design and PCB


Graphics adapter HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X is a standard representative of the second HD 7850 revision. It is housed on a short printed circuit board and is equipped with only a single power socket, two heatpipes and a large fan. HIS developers advanced the heatpipes outside the board to elongate its contours; nevertheless, this card can't be considered voluminous, since its width hasn't been touched at all. The top part …
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