Oval CPU Cooler Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 Review

Rivalry in the CPU cooling market is rather tough nowadays. Each and every manufacturer tries to exceed its competitors by elaborating high-performance and durable coolers. Some companies pay attention primarily to efficiency, while the others try to draw potential audience by an unusual design. Xigmatek, a renowned manufacturer in this segment, has been introducing qualitative and original solutions for many years. Its Colosseum SM128164 is a vindication of the assumptions that unusual in design coolers can be efficient. Let’s have a look at it.

Design and Framework

The Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 at the first sight looks as an ordinary cooler of a rectangular form with the height of 157 mm. It consists of a heatsink block, a fan, a mirror-like base, and five heat pipes. The central pipe is larger than the other four: its diameter equals to 8 mm, whereas the side pipes feature 6 mm diameter. Nonetheless, if turning the cooler sideways, it becomes vivid that the item is a …

MSI Releases an Affordable Motherboard of Micro-ATX Form-Factor

Right after the release of FM2-A75MA-P33 motherboard, MSI has taken a decision to design one more model for AMD Trinity platform. Codenamed MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35, a new model is based on a more efficient chipset – AMD A85X. This motherboard is a typical representative of entry-level solutions, though can boast a number of attractive facilities.

MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 is developed in micro-ATX form-factor for Socket FM2 CPU sockets. The model is known to support AMD A and Athlon II processors. This board accommodates two DIMM slots for the installation of DDR3 memory modules, the overall volume of which can rise up to 32GB. The supported memory operating frequencies might vary: DDR3-1066 MHz, 1333MHz, 1600 MHz, 1866 MHz, and 2133 MHz. Power subsystem features a rather unpretentious framework and consists of five phases; thus, this model isn't intended for overclocking purposes.

Expansion facilities implemented in MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 can be found in any other entry-level …

TUL Takes Up Producing Brand PowerColor Graphics Adapter

TUL Corporation has announced the release of its brand high-performance graphics adapter, codenamed PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 Boost State Edition. The major peculiarity of the new product is the integration of GDDR5 memory type with 384 bit interface and support of multiple advanced technologies.

The model is based on black circuit board with the integrated Tahiti PRO chip, developed under 28 mm technological process. This chip accommodates 1792 current processors designed on Graphics Core Next architecture. This graphics adapter is compatible with PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus and DirectX 11.1 facility. The overall volume capacity of GDDR5 memory equals to 3072 MB. Heat management process is realized due to the two-slot cooling system of active type. The rear panel of the adapter is alloted for HDMI and DVI slots, as well as, for a couple of mini-DisplayPort ports.

The nominal frequency of graphics core equals to 850 MHz; nevertheless, the implementation of AMD PowerTune …
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