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


All hardware base components are …

Multifunctional Monitor Dell P2314H Review

Dell has been one of the stakeholders in the visual solutions segment for a long time. Its updated ‘P’ series of monitors adds to the company’s merits, proving the high quality of provided products. The P2314H is the junior model within the lineup, featuring a number of advanced facilities that correspond to the up-to-date demands of exacting customers. It combines contemporary design and marvelous visual effects just to strike the imagination and facilitate day-to-day work.



Key Specifications


Dell P2314H features the following peculiarities:

— panel: type – AH-IPS, diagonal – 23 inches, aspect ratio – 16:9, response time – 8 ms (GtG), resolution: 1920x1080, backlit – W-LED, brightness – 250 cd/m2, number of displayed colors – 16.7 m, vertical refresh rate – 60 Hz, viewing angles – 178/178 degrees, contrast – 1000:1 (static), 2M:1 (dynamic);

— stand: tilt – from -4 to +21 degrees, rotation – from -45 to +45 degrees, height – 130 …

Gigabyte Unveils a Pair of Brix GB Mini PCs

Gigabyte has expanded its portfolio by a pair of mini PCs which entered Brix series. The GB-BSi5-6200 & GB-BSi5H-6200 are housed in compact cases (119.4x112.6x34.4 mm & 119.4x112.6x46.8 mm respectively) with a polished metal stylization. Both new-comers take a 2-core Intel Core i5-6200U CPU (14 nm) that is able to operate in a 4-channel mode. Its base clock frequency equals to 2.3 GHz, however during overclocking this index rises to 2.8 GHz.



Gigabyte Brix GB-BSi5-6200 and GB-BSi5H-6200 PCs come with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU. Memory subsystem is represented by two SO-DIMM slots, ready to welcome 6 GB of DDR3L-1600 MHz modules. The first model features one M.2 slot for the connection of storage devices; the second model boasts one M.2 and one SATA III slot, accompanied by a 2.5-inch drive bay.


Both mini PCs accommodate a single PCI Express expansion slot that is taken by Wi-Fi + Bluetooth adapter. Audio subsystem is based on Realtek ALC255 controller, while …
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