Sapphire Introduces Edgy R9 290 Vapor-X OC Graphics Card

Sapphire Technology Ltd., the first-string supplier of graphics cards based on AMD chips, introduces its proprietary version of Radeon R9 290 adapter – R9 290 Vapor-X OC. As seen from the title, the model features an original Vapor-X cooler with three low-noise fans and has received factory overclocking. Bright design and outstanding performance makes this card a desirable acquirement for enthusiasts and overclockers.



Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X OC is based on Hawaii PRO GPU (28 nm, GCN architecture) with 2560 stream processors. It runs at 1030 MHz frequency. The chip is accompanied by 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit interface) that operates at 5600 MHz effective frequency. The card is developed for PCI Express 3.0 x16 rail and is powered through a pair of sockets: 1x 8-pin and 1x 6-pin.


The award-winning Vapor-X cooler consists of an evaporator and five heatpipes. The main heat-pipe features 10 mm diameter, two other – 8 mm, and the last two – 6 mm. This combination is …

Power Supply Unit FSP Raider RA550 Review

Power supply units with 80Plus Bronze standard were rarity in earlier times and distinguished themselves by rather high cost. Nevertheless, nowadays customers are able to acquire PSU models with this standard for quite a moderate price. This is explained by the surplus congestion of products in the market and the need to supply different consumer groups with high-end, but at the same time, cheap PSU solutions. FSP Raider RA550 is characterized exactly by moderate price and high efficiency index. This allowed the very model of PSU to receive 80Plus Bronze marker.



Design and Framework


First of all, it should be mentioned that FSP Raider series is presented by several models which include RA 450W, 550W, 650W and 750W. PSU model under consideration, RA550 cannot boast a refined design template. Quite the contrary, it is developed in a classical design, with the provision of specifications on the side and rear plates. The casing is made of thin hard steel which is covered by a …

Thermalright to Release a New Venomous X RT Rev.SB-E Cooler



Less than a week is left till the official launch of a new CPU cooler from Thermalright, codenamed Venomous X RT Rev.SB-E. The product is going to hit the market already on 12 April and will cost around $69. One of the key peculiarities assigned to the novel lies in its universal bracket system that promotes for a hassle-free installation into the majority of present-day platforms: AMD Socket AM2(+), FM2, FM1, AM3(+), as well as Intel Socket 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011.


This tower-type CPU cooler consists of a large heatsink, six heat pipes and a single fan. The heatsink is made of aluminum and has got nickel-plated cooper base. Its dimensions feature 127x60x160 mm. The integrated heatpipes boast nickel-plated coverage that ensures longer durability and better heat removal performance.


Thermalright Venomous X RT Rev.SB-E is equipped with TY-120 fan, featuring 120x120x25 mm dimensions and 95 g weight. Its operation is monitored by means of PWM technology that …
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