Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.

Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.

DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.

Microsoft’s Undertakings in Open-Source Soft Sphere

Microsoft Corporation is known for its high performance and compliance with the demands of contemporary consumers. In this light, Microsoft has recently created a subsidiary company, Microsoft Open Technologies, which is called to develop and improve the software with the open-source code. Among other responsibilities of newly-created company, Microsoft Open Technologies is entitled with the liability to track and manage all the corporate investments directed to the open-source software sphere.

It should be stated that software with the open source code is a quite promising sphere in IT field. This is explained by the fact that such soft allows developing, changing, replenishing, and polishing the programs and applications by different users at once. This becomes possible due to the open source code available for several users simultaneously. Microsoft Open Technologies will serve also the unifying factor for the multiple companies and communities that long for cooperation with …

Corsair Outs H105 CPU Liquid Cooler from Hydro Series

Corsair is glad to announce an official release of a new CPU liquid cooler from Hydro series. Entitled H105, the greenhorn is remarkable by easy mounting without any tools and by absence of need in maintenance. Both models are compatible with the majority of latter-day platforms, embracing AMD Socket AM2, AM3, FM1, and FM2, as well as Intel LGA 2011, 1150, 1155, 1156, and 1366.

Corsair Hydro Series H105 consists of a massive heatsink (272.5x120x38 mm dimensions), a small-sized waterblock with a copper plate and micro-channels, and a pair of low-noise fans. The augmentation of heatsink thickness from 27 to 38 mm resulted in the widening of heat dissipation area. The waterblock is furnished with a bright backlight.

Two 120 mm SP120L fans feature 120x120x25 mm dimensions. Their rotational speed is adjusted by means of PWM technology, relying on CPU temperature. Hence, they operate in a quite extensive rotational range: 800-2700 RPM. Their maximal airflow achieves the margin …
Get computer-assisted driver search with our brand utility *
* The Utility requires installation. Upon installation and running DevID Agent will detect
which devices require drivers and which drivers require updates.
The Utility doesn't contain viruses or malicious code
Registered at: 19 May 2012, 02:34
Last visit: 19 May 2012, 02:34