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 …

Greeting a New Powerful CPU Cooler ‘Lucifer’ from Deepcool

Deepcool Industries, an established developer of high-efficient cooling solutions, introduces its new CPU cooler with a horrendous name Lucifer. This cooler features 140x110x168 mm tower-like framework that is ready to manage the heat produced by any up-to-date desktop processor platforms from Intel (LGA2011, 1366, 1156, 1155, 775) and AMD (Socket FM1, FM2, AM3, AM3+, AM2, AM2+).



Deepcool Lucifer embraces a voluminous heatsink section that contains thirty-six nickel-plated aluminum ribs, six U-shaped, nickel-plated copper heat pipes, and a single 140 mm fan. The latter employs a hydrodynamic bearing and is governed by PWM technology. Fan speed might vary from 700 RPM to 1400 RPM; the maximal airflow produced by the fan approximates 81.33 CFM, while the maximal noise level does not exceed the margin of 31 dB.


It should be mentioned that this cooler is able to remove up to 130 W heat in passive mode (without a fan). The availability of a thermal compound in the nominal …

Silverstone Launches a New Product – the RL06 Chassis

The Silverstone Company is going to release its new product – the RL06 computer case. This relatively cost-effective model is mostly manufactured out of steel and plastic and possesses a plastic window on the side panel. It is represented in two colour variants: black with red and white with silver accents. The basic version is equipped with one 120 mm fan, and a Pro version – with 3 extra 120 mm LED-backlit fans.



The RL06 framework allows to mount ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards. The max length of the graphics adapter equals to 348 mm, and the ultimate CPU coolers height is 158 mm. Up to 7 expansion cards can be installed. Two 2.5” bays and three 3.5” drive bays are available. This Silverstone product features a pair of USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and audio jacks.


The RL06 chassis costs $80, weighs 6 kg and has the following dimensions: 200 х 477 х 455 mm.
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