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 …

Zotac Announces Magnus 10 Mini-PC with Pascal GPU

Zotac International is proud to announce a new lineup of mini-PCs, equipped with Nvidia Pascal GPUs. The Magnus 10 lineup so far consists of two series: the Magnus EN1060 & the Magnus EN1070. Consequently, the first item is equipped with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 videocard, while the second one – with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 adapter. Despite this fact, all models feature identical case dimensions: 210x203x62.2 mm.



Each series includes three models. Zotac Magnus EN1060/1070 are barebone systems, void of RAM, storage subsystem & OS. Zotac Magnus EN1060/1070 Plus PCs boast the availability of 8 GB RAM (DDR4), 1 TB HDD, 120 GB M.2 SSD. The third version, Zotac Magnus EN1060/1070 Windows 10 models add support for Windows 10 Home OS.


All mini-PCs come fitted with Intel Core i5-6400T 4-core CPU that operates at 2.2 GHz (base) & 2.8 GHz (dynamic) frequency. Power supply is realized with the help of an external 180-watt PSU. All models support the installation of SD/SDXC/SDHC …

ASRock Surfaces J3355B-ITX Mainboard

ASRock enters the market with a mainboard, targeting new Intel Apollo Lake CPUs (14 nm, Intel Goldmont micro-architecture). The J3355B-ITX model is thought to be integrated within laptops or entry-level all-in-one solutions. As seen from the codename, the board is developed in mini-ITX form-factor. It comes equipped with Intel Celeron J3355 processor, operating at 2.0-2.5 GHz frequency. The CPU features 10 W TDP; hence, cooling is backed by a noiseless passive cooler.



ASRock J3355B-ITX accommodates a pair of SO-DIMM slots for DDR3/DDRL3 modules with 1866 MHz frequency (up to 16 GB). The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 500 GPU that runs at 700 MHz. The connection of drives is realized via two SATA III ports. The incorporated PCIe 2.0 x16 slot is optimal for expansion cards, rather than a VGA card.


To continue, audio subsystem is based on 7.1-channel Realtek ALC887 controller, whereas network facilities are ensured with the help of Realtek RTL8111GR …
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