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 …

Power Supply SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 750

The range of power supply consists of five series with different positioning. The top series Strider Gold Evolution presents four models ranging from 750 to 1200 watts. Power Supply SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 750 comes in a cardboard outer box with a glossy print, made with a predominance of black and gold colors. Power supply enclosure has matte texture and looks quite stylish, but without too much glitz and tinsel, that pleases.

All parameters are specified on the body the power supply in full. +12 VDC power bus is declared in the amount of 744 W. This value is between the corresponding values of standard power supplies 750 and 800 W, the ratio of the power bus +12 VDC and full power is 0.992. This model can be completely off the wires. Such solution may add some convenience in assembling the system. The number of connectors and their placement on the wiring harness is optimal, at least very close to that of today for the power supply of such power. Of course, it would …

Qualcomm to Enter Into Contract with GlobalFoundries

Qualcomm, a world-known provider of chips for mobile gadgets, has entered into a contract with GlobalFoundries company with the intention to develop chips based on 28 nm technology. Such information has been voiced by an authoritative Chinese publication Commercial Times, referring to the reliable sources. It is presupposed that the manufacturer will start the first dispatches for Qualcomm in the end of this year. The previously voiced data claimed that Qualcomm had arranged orders of 28 nm chips from UMC with the similar dispatch dates.

The estimated reason for the cooperation with GlobalFoundries is the insufficient delivery of 28 nm chips by TSMC. Moreover, Nvidia is supposedly targeting at the cooperation with one more manufacturer except for the TSMC as well. It should be mentioned that the preliminary memorandum between Qualcomm and GlobalFoundries was concluded in 2010; according to this memorandum, the designer got the access towards 45 nm LP and 28 nm LP technological …
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