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 …

Cryorig Readies a Pair of Uncanny Ola & Taku Chassis

Cryorig, a renowned designer of CPU coolers & fans, decided to expand its expertise by developing a couple of one-off PC chassis – the Ola and the Taku. Both greenhorns are differentiated by an extraordinary design, a far cry from traditional tower-cases. They are thought to support mini-ITX motherboards and come with a pair of drive bays (2.5-/3.5-inch). The models will be promulgated within the framework of the Computex 2016.

Presumably, Cryorig Ola’s cylindrical case features 378.5x226x205 mm dimensions. Cryorig Taku positions itself as a monitor stand, featuring 567x270x134.8 mm dimensions. Their internal layout allows for the installation of SFX power supply units (130-mm long) as well as 280/240-mm long videocards. The permissible height of the CPU cooler makes up 82 mm & 42 mm correspondingly.

To continue, the Ola is considered to support CPUs with up to 100 W TDP. The case comes with multiple ventilation grids which are called to improve airflow. The top facet …

Asus Launches 4K-Capable MG24UQ Monitor

Asus is about to launch a 23.6-inch PC monitor, first seen at CES 2016. The new-comer is basically targeting inveterate gamers who would love the company’s brand facilities such as GamePlus & GameVisual. The model is developed on IPS panel with 16:9 aspect ratio, 4 ms response time, 178/178 degrees viewing angles as well as 4K Ultra HD resolution (3840x2160).

Asus MG24UQ is able to ensure the premium brightness of 300 cd/m2, dynamic contrast ratio of 100M:1 and the maximal amount of displayed colors (16.7 million). The monitor is furnished with a pair of 4-watt speakers (2 watt each) which provide for a powerful & pure sounding.

The other privileges of the model are: the integration of VESA bracket for trouble-free wall mounting, the possibility to adjust the display in different aspects (height, tilt, swivel and pivot adjustments), the availability of different video ports (HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0) and one 3.5-mm audio port.

The MG24UQ ensures 87-134 kHz of …
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