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

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AOC Launches Earlier Announced q2963Pm Monitor

AOC has finally put its new monitor, codenamed q2963Pm, on sale. Announced earlier this year, at CES 2013 to be precise, the product is now available in official European retail stores at a price of about 314 Euro. As the name suggests, the monitor enjoys quite a voluminous 29-inch display, and in combination with the suggested price, it might become the most affordable option in this format segment.

AOC q2963Pm employs IPS panel type that ensures high resolution showings: 2560x1080. The display aspect ratio equals to 21:9, whilst array response time does not go beyond 5 ms (in GtG mode). The implementation of an advance panel promotes for the utmost viewing properties. Therefore, the monitor offers wide viewing angles in both vertical and horizontal aspects (178/178 degrees), maximal brightness of 250 nits, typical static contrast – 1000:1, and rather high dynamic contrast – 5 million to 1. Besides, q2963Pm is equipped with a power-saving WLED based on white diodes. The …

PSU Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W Review

Power supply units manufactured by Cooler Master gained solid reputation long time ago. The company tries to deliver products targeted at different customer segments, however premium-class products enjoy the greatest popularity among the audience. Silent Pro Gold 800W enters into a series of five models from 600W to 800W and aspires to take the place in the high-end market and compete with other series of products from Cooler Master (Silent Pro Hybrid). Upon the whole, the model does not provide for any technological innovations, still bringing the customers the utmost performance and reliability.

General Information

Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W is delivered in a quite large card box that counts a few useful PSU components, including a set of cables for the connection of PC elements. The delivery box is designed in goldish and black colors to imply that the unit belongs to the top-class segment. Practically all basic specifications of the product are listed on the …
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