Graphics Card MSI R7870 Hawk Review

MSI, a large-scale manufacturer of computer hardware and consumer electronics, has introduced its new lineup of graphics cards, codenamed R7870 Hawk. The new series goes with the upgraded Radeon HD 7870 video adapter, improved integrated circuit and overclocking base. In addition, these graphics cards will go with the implemented GPU Reactor and Unlocked Digital Power technologies. Upon the whole, the introduced integration and performance is called to compete for the customers' favor with other high-end top models designed by Gigabyte and Asus.



Design and Layout


Design of R7870 Hawk somehow resembles a short-cut version of R7970 Lightning from MSI as well. It has similar design of cooling system covered with blue strip. The cover hides five heat pipes and rather compact fans. The rear part of the card is covered by a metallic plate; there is a plastic boot opposite the graphics chip that covers GPU Reactor block. This block is based on a separate detachable board and …

HGST Announces Corporate-Class Ultrastar C10K1800 Hard Drives

Despite the emergence of ultra-fast and voluminous SSD devices, data processing centers still require classical storage solutions. Hence, HGST, an affiliate company of Western Digital, decided to comply with the corporate demands by introducing budgetary hard drives entitled Ultrastar C10K1800. The new-comers are targeting exactly DPC-systems which are in need of high performance combined with fail-safe behavior.



HGST Ultrastar C10K1800 drives feature 2.5-inch form-factor and come in diverse capacity variations (from 300 GB to 1.8 TB). The models employ SAS interface with 12 Gb/sec throughput. It should be noted that designers involved the minimal amount of plates on the maximal possible tape density. The latter are thought to rotate with 10.520 RPM.


The implementation of only few plates provides for the reduction of power consumption; this is supposed to be a great benefit since the drives are estimated for a durable 24/7 operation. Thus, an average power consumption …

Giada announced the sale of Mini PC i53 based on Ivy Bridge

The range manufactured by SHENZHEN JIEHE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., Ltd. of small-sized desktop computers is provided by Giada company.



Developer of productive PC in nettop form factor, announced sales of the new Mini PC i53, using mobile processors Core i3/i5/i7-3000 (Ivy Bridge) and the platform Intel HM76. The trump of the computer is its dimensions — 192 (W) x 155 (W) x 26 (H) mm, which roughly corresponds to the usual format of the book.


Giada Mini PC i53 is made ​​in the case of strict colour. It has a built-in graphics Intel HD 4000, from 2 to 4 GB of RAM SO-DIMM DDR3, 2,5-inch hard disk drive with 320 or 500 GB, wireless adapters Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n) and Bluetooth. On the hull there are USB 2.0 (4), USB 3.0 (1) ports, card reader SD / MMC / MS / MS Pro, video outputs HDMI and D-Sub, headphone and microphone slots. There is an external power supply, with power 30 watts. Optionally Windows 7 Home Premium OS is attached to a computer.

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