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.

Meeting New Gaming Memory Kits AMD Radeon RG2133

A couple of days ago AMD introduced a new series of DDR3 memory kits within the boundaries of AMD Unified Gaming Strategy development. Codenamed AMD Radeon RG2133, the new-comers are available in two- and four-channel kits, the overall capacity of which equals to 16 GB and 32 GB correspondingly. The most striking feature is that they can be employed as on AMD, so on Intel platforms, supporting AMD AMP and Intel XMP technologies for improved settings optimization.

The other peculiarity is that these memory kits run at 2133 MHz frequency. On such conditions there is always a chance to dramatically increase the system performance up to 22% (with APU AMD A10 on board). Herewith, voltage index equals to 1.65 V, while latency index looks the following way: 10-11-11-30. Memory chips are cooled down by the forces of a high-quality aluminum heatspreader. Its design is called to ensure a stable operation in response to the increased frequencies.

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Iiyama Enters into the Market with T2336MSC-2 Display

Iiyama Corp., a renowned Japanese designer of hi-end PC displays & TV-screens, enters into the market with a new touchscreen monitor that replenished ProLite family. The T2336MSC-2 model features 561x238.5x379 mm dimensions and is targeting platforms based on Windows 8.1 OS. Besides, the new-comer is distinguished by the employment of a projective-reactive technology that enables a trouble-free sensor input.

The 23-inch Iiyama T2336MSC-2 is housed in a glazed-black case. The integrated screen also boasts a glazed coating. Its maneuvering might be realized twofold: with the help of fingers or by means of a magnet stylograph that supports 10-touch interface. It should be underlined that touchscreen facilities are enabled only through USB connection.

The display is based on AH-IPS panel with 16:9 aspect ratio and in-built LED backlight. The panel ensures 1920x1080 resolution (Full HD), 5 ms response time, 213 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 degrees viewing angles, 16.7 million of …
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