HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2: Graphics Card with an Offbeat Cooler

HIS has recently replenished its Radeon R9 series of graphics cards with a new model – the Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2. Based on AMD Hawaii Pro chip, this card is a combination of an ultimate efficiency and an offbeat design. The integrated GPU runs at an etalon frequency — 947 MHz. No changes have been incorporated into the frequency mode of GDDR5 memory: the 4 GB memory with 512-bus interface runs at nominal/effective 1250/5000 MHz frequency.



The major peculiarity pertained to the model is the employment of a proprietary two-slot cooler, codenamed IceQ X2. It consists of a spacious copper base (40x47.5 mm), a large aluminum heatsink, a pair of 89 mm fans, and five nickel-plated heatpipes: 2x 8 mm and 3x 6 mm. The cooler also accommodates additional heatspreaders, which dissipate heat in memory and VRM sections. Moreover, the framework boasts a dedicated stiffening plate that reduces loading on the printed circuit board.


To continue, HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2 comes with two …

Deepcool Introduces a Universal IceEdge 400 E CPU Cooler

Deepcool Industries, a well-known Chinese designer of multifarious cooling solutions, is going to launch its newest universal CPU cooler, entitled IceEdge 400 E (Elite Edition). The new-comer has got a tower-type design and features 100x86x125.5 mm dimensions.


This model is predestined to be incorporated into all contemporary platforms, including Intel’s LGA775/1150/1155/1156 and AMD’s 754/939/940/FM1/FM2/AM2(+)/AM3(+). Moreover, it is able to cool down rather hot processors, which TDP level reaches 130 W.


Deepcool IceEdge 400 E consists of a heatsink block, featuring thin aluminum plates, four copper heatpipes that support direct contact technology, and a single 92 mm fan. The latter is based on a fluid bearing and develops speed up to 2200 RPM. The maximal noise level it is producing approximates 26 dB. The fan is fixed due to wire spikes.


Pricing and release date are still unknown.

Palit to Release GTX 1070 JetStream & GameRock Videocards

Following the official release of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1070 graphics adapter, the company’s partners have started unveiling their own modifications. Hence, Palit is about to launch four videocards, based on Pascal microarchitecture: GTX 1070 JetStream, GTX 1070 Super JetStream, GTX 1070 GameRock & GTX 1070 GameRock Premium Edition. All greenhorns employ GP104-200 GPU (16 nm, FinFet) with 1920 CUDA, 64 ROPs and 120 TMUs.



These videocards feature an 8-phase VRM system that uses a reliable hardware base, including solid-state capacitors and DrMOS chips. The GPU is accompanied by 8 GB of GDDR5 memory; its clock frequency across the line makes up 2.0/8.0 GHz (256 Gb/sec bandwidth) but for the GameRock Premium Edition model that delivers 2125/8500 MHz frequency & 272 Gb/sec bandwidth.


Cooling of all key components is provided by 2.5-slot coolers. They entail a copper base, a few copper heatpipes, a dual-section aluminum heatsink as well as a pair of 100 mm fans with …
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