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.

Company LEPA produces new power supplies B-series

LEPA introduced three new power supplies — B650-SA, B700-MAS and the B800-MAS, which will replace older models B750-MA, and B850-MA. Newcomers have been certified with 80 Plus Bronze (efficiency of 88% of the networks 230V), and met the standards of ATX12V v2.3 and EPS12V 2.92, and positioned as solutions for gamers and owners of GPU configurations SLI and CrossFire, workstations and small servers.



New items are equipped with inverter DC-DC (to improve stability), have the topology of Double Forward Circuit, as well as high-quality electrical components: solid capacitors and heat resistant (105 ° C) capacitors made in Japan.


Active cooling LEPA B700-MAS/B800-MAS is provided by 140-mm fan on double bearings. The model B650-SA has a fan size of 120 mm. The intensity depends on the rates of temperature sensor. Power Cables PCI-E, SATA and Molex flat are detachable. The main ATX 24-pin, as well as “CPU” EPS12V 8-pin are collected in a nylon sheath. LEPA B650-SA has …

Welcome in a New Mid-Tower GT-A Chassis from Aerocool

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, an award-winning hardware manufacturer from Taiwan, is glad to announce the replenishment to the GT series, launching Aerocool GT-A — a budgetary mid-tower chassis. The model features 475x185x485 mm dimensions and is housed in a zinc-coated steel SECC case. Moreover, potential customers might revel in both, Black Edition and White Edition case versions. Retail price set by the manufacturer makes up 66 EUR.



Aerocool GT-A is targeting saving gamers with particular demands towards the chassis design. Hence, it boasts a non-trivial design with perforated frontal panel, a large side-panel acrylic window, as well as a dedicated dock-station for 2.5/3.5-inch drives. The layout is characterized by the support for ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards, the availability of three 5.25-inch drive bays (external), a triplet of 3.5 inch internal drive bays and identical number of 2.5-inch drive bays.


Expansion facilities are introduced by seven slots …
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