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.

In Anticipation of Sharp PN-K322B Official Release

Sharp, a Japanese manufacturer of high-quality PC displays and various consumer devices, is going to launch a new 32-inch monitor with Ultra HD resolution. Codenamed PN-K322B, this innovative product is intended for professional use, in graphics/video development, for instance. The model is based on an advanced IGZO array that takes benefit from semiconductors based on indium, gallium, zinc and oxide. Along with a striking resolution, the new-comer is distinguished by touch-screen technology support, recognizing up to ten simultaneous touches.

Sharp PN-K322B features a sophisticated and elegant design. It has got a thin frame and a sliding stand that can be detached when necessary. In such condition the display might be used as a panel, controlled by an onscreen pen. Moreover, the model supports a unique technology that allows the user’s hand to stay on the screen while utilizing the pen.

Sharp promises to start selling its outstanding PN-K322B monitor already in late …

A Few Days Left till the Launch of E2080HSD from iiyama

Iiyama Corp., a renowned Japanese supplier of TV and PC displays, is going to launch a new 20-inch monitor in several days. Codenamed E2080HSD, a new product extends ProLite series and features 478x204x351 mm dimensions. The monitor is notable by outstanding saving characteristics, since it consumes 35% less power than analogous displays from other suppliers: the level of power consumption does not exceed the index of 16W in operational mode, and on conditions of EcoMode activation, this level might be reduced at 15% more.

Monitor iiyama ProLite E2080HSD is based on TN panel type with white LED light. Featuring 20-inch display, it differentiates itself by 1600x900 resolution, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 5 ms array response time, and 1000:1 static contrast index. Horizontal and vertical viewing angles differ a bit from other similar displays and equal to 85 and 80 degrees correspondingly.

The model is equipped with two stereo speakers (1W each), a single DVI and D-Sub video …
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