MSI is preparing new model - Radeon HD 7970 with a water-block

The well-known in IT-maker Company MSI announced about appearance of new videoadapter based on GPU Tahiti XT chipset. Its diversity from the other Radeon HD 7970 can be seen with the naked eye, instead of an air cooler practically the entire surface of the PCB is covered with waterblock brand EK. It differs markedly from the original version, since it is designed specifically for the MSI R7970 Lightning model. Relation of adapter to the Lightning series is easily determined by the inscription at the interface connector PCI-E 3.0 x16, as well as non-standard set of video outputs (2x DVI, 4x Mini DisplayPort) and configuration of additional power connectors (2x PCI-E Power 8-pin).



Obviously, the accelerator is positioned as the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and has a nominal frequency of at least 1050 MHz. Will MSI risk, like Sapphire did, and provide the card with 6 GB of memory? Probably not. The «advanced» composition of the printed circuit board and water block of full coverage …

Akasa Intros a Small-Sized AK-CC1101EP02 CPU Cooler

Following the release of a low-profile cooler, codenamed AK-CC7122EP01, Akasa is glad to introduce one more small-sized item. The AK-CC1101EP02 features 80x80x28.3 mm dimensions and is predestined to be employed as a part of a compact system within mini-ITX/micro-ATX chassis. The model is compatible with AMD FM1/FM2/754/939/AM2(+)/AM3(+) sockets only.



Akasa AK-CC1101EP02 involves an aluminum heatsink with cam-lever clip installation type, a thermal compound on the base, and a 80 mm fan. The latter is based on EBR bearing and equipped with PWM technology that adjusts the rotational speed from the minimal 600 RPM to the maximal 3000 RPM.


Its efficiency achieves 26.53 CFM, producing up to 27 dB noise. The estimated time of fail-proof operation equals to 40.000 hours. The fan is adjoined to the motherboard via a 4-pin connector and receives voltage power via 12VDC bus.


Just for comparison means, the predecessor — AK-CC7122EP01 – features 85.2x87.2x26 mm dimensions. …

Asus Showcases a Multi-Feature PB279Q Monitor

The first 4K Ultra HD monitors cost a pretty penny for real enthusiasts. Sometimes the price tag approximated several thousand dollars! Luckily, with the advancement of a new technology, the input has been dramatically reduced, so the end price nowadays does not exceed $1.000. Asus is not an exclusion. Its latest 27-inch PC monitor, entitled PB279Q, costs only $799 without prejudice to efficiency. Therewith, it offers all the privileges 4K displays boast.



Asus PB279Q is powered by a high-quality IPS array with a 10-bit color mapping depth. It ensures the widest possible viewing angles (178/178 degrees), 100% color gamut in sRGB environment, and 5 ms response time. The latter allows for the prime imaging in action games and movies. The display features 16:9 aspect ratio and 3840x2160 pixels resolution on DisplayPort/mini-DisplayPort connection. Moreover, thanks to the implementation of WLED, the model consumes less power on high workload.


To continue, this monitor is able …
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