HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2: Graphics Card with an Offbeat Cooler

HIS has recently replenished its Radeon R9 series of graphics cards with a new model – the Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2. Based on AMD Hawaii Pro chip, this card is a combination of an ultimate efficiency and an offbeat design. The integrated GPU runs at an etalon frequency — 947 MHz. No changes have been incorporated into the frequency mode of GDDR5 memory: the 4 GB memory with 512-bus interface runs at nominal/effective 1250/5000 MHz frequency.



The major peculiarity pertained to the model is the employment of a proprietary two-slot cooler, codenamed IceQ X2. It consists of a spacious copper base (40x47.5 mm), a large aluminum heatsink, a pair of 89 mm fans, and five nickel-plated heatpipes: 2x 8 mm and 3x 6 mm. The cooler also accommodates additional heatspreaders, which dissipate heat in memory and VRM sections. Moreover, the framework boasts a dedicated stiffening plate that reduces loading on the printed circuit board.


To continue, HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2 comes with two …

New All-in-One Business Solution MSI AP190

MSI has just unveiled its newest all-in-one PC, codenamed AP190. The model of 575x447x197 mm dimensions is an ideal solution for corporate needs with a sleek design and outstanding possibilities. It features a removable rack that facilitates in switching the display into a portrait mode and in manipulation with sensor functional. Along with the display, the customers receive a keyboard, a wired mouse, and an optional TV-tuner. MSI promises to launch AP190 already in late January, though pricing is still unknown.



MSI AP190 runs under Windows 8.1 platform. The heart of the system is a two-core Intel Celeron 1037U CPU with an integrated Intel HD Graphics controller. Its maximal TDP level makes up 12 W only. The model features 18.5-inch display, supporting 1366x768 resolution.


Along with 4 GB DDR3 memory, this all-in-one solution is equipped with 3.5-inch drive of 500 GB capacity (SATA 6 Gb/sec), DVD SuperMulti drive, multi-format card-reader, a web cam, two inbuilt speakers …

Meeting New Cooling System Brocken 2 from Alpenfoehn

Only a couple of weeks are left till the official release of a new cooling system Brocken 2 designed by Alpenfoehn. This is a long-awaited launch, since the fist version of the system, entitled Brocken, was honored to gladden the audience long time ago. Hereby, Brocken 2 has got a wee bit modified framework, if compared with the predecessor. Its dimensions together with a fan equal to 146x100x165 mm.



The base is shaped by means of five 6 mm copper heat pipes, tightly pressed together. Aluminum plates of the heatsink seem to be ‘cut’ in the center, unlike the one-piece construction of plates implemented in Brocken.


Active cooling power is ensured by a nine-blade fan of 140 mm standard size, known as WingBoost 2. The fan supports PWM technology that allows altering its rotational speed within the boundaries of 400-1100 RPM. Its activity stimulates the airflow index of 109 CFM, while the noise level barely achieves 19.6 dB (A). WingBoost 2 features small distance between …
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