Cooler Master to Release a New Budgetary Midi-Tower Chassis

New PC chassis from Cooler Master appear in the market with an enviable regularity. Each customer group, starting from entry-level customers and finishing with overclockers, can totally avail themselves with the up-dated facilities provided by the developer. This time, individuals with a quite modest budget will have an opportunity to enjoy all the privileges of contemporary technologies, since Cooler Master is going to release next month a new budgetary PC case of midi-tower form-factor. Codenamed CM Force 500, the case features 491.5x190.426 mm dimensions and is entirely painted black.

Chassis CM Force 500 supports motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX standard, and is ready to welcome all graphics adapters of up to 320 mm in length. Internal framework is estimated for the installation as of air cooling system, so of liquid coolers; hence, the maximal admissible height of the CPU air cooler approximates 164 mm, while dimensions of the heatsink attached to the liquid cooler should …

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 …

Here Goes! Zotac Announces GeForce GTX Titan Graphics Card

Once Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan officially emerged in the market, all graphics cards manufacturers has proceeded with the announcement of new products based on super-fast GPU. Zotac is among the pioneers to implement this new and advanced adapter into its own card which is promised to demonstrate utmost image detailing and sharpness. According to Zotac developers, their novel product differs immensely from the ones delivered earlier in terms of speed and performance. Due to the employment of 6GB memory modules and processors frequently integrated into supercomputers, Zotac GeForce GTX Titan will be able to satisfy all hardcore enthusiasts’ requirements.

Graphics card from Zotac features an intellectual automatic overclocking system. An improved Nvidia GPU Boost 2.0 technology will provide for an automatic overclocking but only when there are favorable system conditions for heightened frequencies. Thus, the system relies not on power consumption index but on real GPU temperature …
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