Sapphire Outs Nitro Series of Gaming Videocards

Sapphire is about to launch a new series of gaming graphics cards, entitled Nitro. The family counts three models: Nitro R7 370 4G D5, Nitro R9 380 4G D5 and Nitro R9 390 8G D5. Since the models take different GPUs as the basis, they are targeted diverse market segments, taking into account as budget-oriented gamers so spendthrift enthusiasts.



Sapphire Nitro videocards are distinguished by two major features. First of all, they employ a top-notch hardware base consisting of solid-state capacitors and Black Diamond ferrite chokes. Second of all, their cooling system boasts the implementation of a molten heatsink, supplemented by a new coating framework and a kit of fans, based on dual ball-bearings. The fans are equipped with IFC-II intelligent system that halts their rotation on low GPU temperature, ensuring noiseless operation.


Sapphire Nitro R7 370 4G D5 is the most cost-efficient solution within the series. It relies on AMD Radeon R7 370 GPU, running at 985 MHz …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Enermax Announces Fulmo ST ECA3270 Flagship PC Chassis

Enermax boasts a new Mid-tower PC chassis developed specifically for inveterate gamers. Codenamed Fulmo ST ECA3270, this chassis is ready to welcome the motherboards of ATX or micro-ATX form-factor, along with eight expansion slots. In retail sale the model will be available in two variations: Fulmo ST ECA3270A and Fulmo ST ECA3270B. The difference between them lies in the color of cases (black and gray-black) and in the amount of pre-installed fans.



Upon the whole, Enermax has taken care about sufficient internal spacing for the creation of a really powerful gaming system. Thus, the chassis is able to house CPU coolers of up to 185 mm height, three two-slot graphics cards with the maximal length of 286 mm; it’s also feasible to free some space for more lengthy adapters (up to 412 mm), due to the demounting of dedicated drive bays. Fulmo ST ECA3270 has got enough space for the installation of eight 3.5/2.5-inch drives. The nominal delivery set contains an additional bay for a …
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