The Pair of ASUS Dual Radeon RX 480 Series 8-GB Video Cards at a More Affordable Price

The most functionally full models of the ASUS ROG STRIX RX 480 series have become the first exponents of the ASUS Radeon RX 480 video cards line. Recently they have been joined by the pair of ASUS Dual Radeon RX 480 series versions at a more affordable price. The simplified cooling system and lower number of features justify the lower price.



ASUS DUAL-RX480-8G and ASUS DUAL-RX480-O8G models are equipped with 8 GB of GDDR5 video RAM with the effective frequency of 8000 MHz, the Super Alloy Power II element base and the 2-fan cooler featuring the Wing-Blade design. These samples have been manufactured on the automatic ASUS AUTO-Extreme Technology line, and the power subsystem uses the 8-pin connector to guarantee the stable work even under the conditions of manual overclocking. In case you decide to connect the VR-headset, the pair of HDMI-ports on the interface panel will come in handy.


The only difference between ASUS DUAL-RX480-8G and ASUS DUAL-RX480-O8G is in their clock …

Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.



Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.


DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.

Stealth Announces a Powerful Mini-PC LPC-480



Stealth Computer, announces the release of its newest, the most powerful mini-PC to date, codenamed LPC-480. The model features merely 25.15x14.5x4.19 mm dimensions, but it still manages to gladden all potential customers with a wide range of interfaces and the highest performance. LPC-480 is based on a mobile Intel Core i7-3610QE processor (Ivy Bridge) and comes with the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics. The system logic is organized on Intel HM76 Express chipset.


Mini-PC Stealth LPC-480 is housed in a low-profile aluminum case. The frontal panel accommodates standard slots for the connection of headphones/microphone and four USB 3.0 ports. The rear panel is distinguished by the availability of RJ-45 port, a couple of COM ports, the same number of PS/2 and USB 2.0 ports, a linear audio output, DC-input, as well as video ports (VGA and DVI-D).


To continue, this mini-PC model is able to support Linux and Windows XP/7/8 OS platforms. Its internal layout …
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