SilverStone Comes Out with Precision PS12 Chassis

The lineup of tower cases developed by SilverStone has been replenished by a new price-efficient solution, entitled Precision PS12. The model features 405x360x170 mm dimensions and is ready to accommodate small-sized motherboards (mini-ITX, micro-ATX) as well as four expansion cards. The chassis is made of high-quality plastic, supplemented by a fine-meshed metallic grid on the front panel.

Inside, there is a single rack for the installation of optical drives; it’s estimated for two 5.25-inch units. There is also space for 4x 3.5-inch drives and 1x 2.5-inch drive. Hence, there is little space for graphics adapters, the length of which should not exceed 358 mm. The layout is intended for 140-mm high CPU coolers & standard ATX PS/2 power supply units.

SilverStone Precision PS12 is shipped with a single preinstalled 120-mm fan (front panel). Additionally, it’s possible to include one 80-mm fan (front panel) and one 80-/92-mm fan (rear panel). Pricing is set at $45.

AMD Officially Launches FreeSync Technology

The much-talked about graphical technology from AMD – FreeSync – is already out. Its privileges over rival solutions might be seen from different angles. To begin with, it dramatically optimizes the gameplay by improving image smoothness, reducing lag time, and eliminating splitting. FreeSync enables the synchronization of screen refresh time with GPU refresh time in real time; hence, images are updated only when the graphical adapter shapes the frame.

To continue, AMD FreeSync, is an open standard which does not require calculations, since it is integrated within an updated DisplayPort 1.2a interface. As distinct from Nvidia’s G-Sync, there is no need to equip the monitor with a dedicated module. Moreover, this technology supports the widest refresh range: 9-240 Hz; therefore, monitors manufacturers receive a tool for a standalone definition of operational limits for a particular model.

Currently, FreeSync is implemented within six graphics adapters and within …

PC Monitor Acer S275HL Review

Some PC monitors developers pay great attention to the products' design, the others try to stuff them with all novel technologies. But only a few know how to combine a sophisticated design with a prime display quality. Acer belongs exactly to this echelon, gratifying its customers only with outstanding products. Monitor Acer S275HL constitutes this corroboration, as it provides for an optimal compromise between the integrated facilities and price.

General Specifications

Acer S275HL employs eIPS panel and features 27-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio. The nominal display resolution equals to 1920x1080 pixels. This model is equipped with LED backlit that promotes for wide viewing angels (178/178 degrees V/H), fast response time (GtG) of 6 ms, and maximal brightness of 250 cd/m2. The number of displayed colors approximates 16.7 m. Static contrast demonstrates analogous to the rival models index – 1000:1, while dynamic contrast is considered to be outstanding, showing the …
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