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.

Greeting Two Universal Waterblocks EK-VGA Supremacy Clean CSQ

EK Water Blocks, a well-known Slovenian designer of gamer- and enthusiasts-targeted waterblocks, has recently announced the launch of its two updated modifications of CPU-waterblocks EK-VGA Supremacy Clean CSQ. Entitled Full Copper and Full Nickel, both products are attributed to the universal cooling solutions, due to the incorporation of special fixtures which are known to show compatibility with all contemporary desktop processors. Hence, their mounting might be realized without the engaging of any tools.

The major differentiation between the two models lies in the enclosure: Full Copper features a copper base and a copper waterblock lid, while Full Nickel is distinguished by all nickel coverage. At the same time, both novices have got similar framework of the base with an advanced system of micro-channels. The surface of copper base itself is thoroughly polished to provide for a better adhesion to the CPU cover.

Pricewise, EK-VGA Supremacy Clean CSQ Full Nickel …

HIS Reveals an Overclocked Version of AMD Radeon HD 7750 Adapter

Hightech Information System Ltd., being an exclusive AMD's partner, reveals its own version of AMD Radeon HD 7750 graphics adapter. The model, codenamed HIS Radeon HD 7750 IceQ X (Blue) Turbo 1GB GDDR5, is based on Cape Verde GPU, manufactured under 28 nm technological process with the implementation of Graphics Core Next micro-architecture. The basic distinguishing feature ascribed to the adapter is that it features an atypical cooling system and factory overclocking index.

This graphics card model is housed on a blue PCB, designed for PCI-e 3.0 x16 bus. The integrated GPU counts 512 current processors and operates at 900 MHz frequency. The rear part of the adapter accommodates a pair of mini-DisplayPort outputs, one HDMI, and one DVI video port. The model is furnished with GDDR5 memory type with 128-bit interface; its overall volume capacity equals to 1GB. Memory modules operate at 4500 MHz frequency.

To continue, Radeon HD 7750 IceQ X (Blue) Turbo 1GB GDDR5 houses an …
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