Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.



General Specs


Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.


PCB Layout


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The Designer Series of BenQ Monitors Has Been Widened by the 27-inch PD2710QC Model

A new model of BenQ monitors under the PD2710QC codename has recently broadened the Designer line. This novelty, with Animation, Darkroom and CAD/CAM special modes preinstalled, is intended for designers and professionals working with graphics and video.



PD2710QC has an IPS 27-inch LCD panel with the 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. Its brightness factor is 350 cd/m2, contrast ratio – 1000:1, and the response time – 12 ms. The device covers 100 % of sRGB and Rec.709 sets of colours, as well as supports Flicker-free and Low Blue Light technologies.


Among other peculiarities of this BenQ product one can notice embedded speakers of the total 2 W capacity and a convertible stand, which allows to adjust the height in the 130 mm range and to change the landscape display operation mode into the portrait one.


The interface contains an HDMI, a DisplayPort and a USB-C port.

Power Supply Unit Hiper Type M900 Review

The market of power supply units is full of beneficial options from a range of designers. Some of them are resplendent with new products rather often, the others release the units rather seldom but right on target. Hiper belongs exactly to the last mentioned designers, rejoicing its potential customers with only high-quality solutions. PSU Hiper Type M900 is a worthy representative of M series that is known to be efficient in the majority of operational modes. Let’s review this model in more details.



General Information


Hiper Type M900 is delivered in a small-sized cardbox with a convenient handle. The unit itself is housed in a matte black case with a spacious ventilation grid covering a high-performance fan. All key specifications can be found at the unit’s case: +12VDC rail is able to handle 900 W power at 75 A; the correlation of power on +12VDC rail with the total power makes up the maximal 1.0 index.


Sockets and Connectors


This power supply unit …
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