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 …

HIS RX 460 4 GB Slim-iCooler OC Graphics Card with a Single-Slot Cooler

Welcome an extraordinary and a very interesting graphics adapter solution from HIS, namely the HIS RX 460 4 GB Slim-iCooler OC (HS-460R4TCNR). While most of competitive prototypes possess coolers with two slots, this sample is equipped with a single-slot cooling system. This highlighting moment lets HIS RX 460 4 GB Slim-iCooler OC occupy less place in a chassis.



The new product is based on the AMD Polaris 11 graphics engine and supports 896 streaming processors, 56 texture and 16 raster units. The GPU base clock matches the benchmark of 1090 MHz, and the dynamic frequency has increased from 1200 MHz to 1220 MHz. Video RAM encloses 4 GB GDDR5 chips with the 7000 MHz effective frequency and 128-bit bus, which goes in accordance with the reference scope of functionality.


The cooling system of HIS RX 460 4GB Slim-iCooler OC consists of a compact heatsink and an axial flow fan. The front-end interface set offers such ports as DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.

Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition, Controlled Through the Smartphone Utility

In most cases one can manage fan options with the help of BIOS, special utilities from mother boards manufacturers or an external controller. The Thermaltake Company equipped a smartphone with this function while designing a Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition (CL-F051-PL14SW-A) model, managed through the mobile app.



This is a 140 mm solution (140 х 140 х 25 mm). Its rotary speed lies in the range of 500–1,400 rpm, its maximum air flow rate is 73.91 CFM (126 m3/hr), its static pressure equals to 1.38 mm H2O and its noise level is up to 29.4 dB. Due to fluid bearings in the construction the guaranteed life span is estimated to be 40,000 hours. Connection is performed through the 9-pin USB 2.0 port.


All the Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition options, including the 256-colour RGB-lighting, can be set with the help of the Riing RGB Software utility, available for devices under Windows, Android and iOS. On sale one can find …
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