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 …

Overview of the Aerocool LS-5200 PC Case

Most cases from Aerocool fully justify the name of the brand as all their chassis lines are mainly made for air cooling. However, the case LS-5200 belongs to a series specially designed for the installation of liquid cooling systems.


Characteristics

Case type: Midi-Tower

Dimensions, mm: 530 (H) x 220 (W) x 430 (D)

Material: ABS plastic, steel, acrylic

Weight, kg: 6.1

Color: black/white

Form factor: ATX

Devices 5.25": –

3.5" external devices: –

3.5 "/ 2.5" internal: 5/2 devices (2.5" drives fit to slots of 3.5" drives)

Number of supported expansion slots: 8

Fans: front – 3 x 120/2 x 140 mm (optional)

rear – 1 x 120/140 mm (1 x 120 mm installed)

upper – 2 x 120/140 mm (optional)

Interface slots: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, microphone in and headphone out

Other features: transparent side panel, two three-position speed controllers for two fans, removable dust filter of the power supply unit.


Biostar to Release a Budget-Oriented A68I-450 Deluxe Motherboard

Biostar Microtech is going to release a new budget-oriented motherboard of mini-ITX form-factor. Codenamed Biostar A68I-450 Deluxe, it is peculiar by the employment of an onboard two-core hybrid processor – AMD 450D. The latter comprises two x86 Bobcat blocks, running at 1.65 GHz, and an in-built AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics that is compatible with DirectX 11 standard. It should be noted that this CPU is cooled down thanks to a small-sized fan.



The motherboard is based on AMD A68 chipset for socket BGA FT1. It is able to offer a pair of 240-contact DIMM slots for DDR3 RAM with the maximal clock frequency of 1066 MHz (up to 16 GB modules). Expansion facilities are represented by a single PCIe 2.0 x16 slot, while storage is secured by three SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports. Network operation is relied on gigabit Ethernet adapter (Realtek RTL8111F), whereas audio subsystem runs under Realtek ALC662 controller, providing 5.1-channel sounding.


To continue, Biostar A68I-450 Deluxe is …
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