EKWB Launches a New Water Block for GV-N680SO-2GD

Early August of 2012 was marked for Gigabyte by the release of its one more graphics card, codenamed GeForce GTX 680 SOC (GV-N680SO-2GD). This card can boast the availability of high factory frequencies and quite mighty cooling system. The nominal frequencies have been heightened to 1137MHz, 1202MHz, and 6200MHz for memory. Such outstanding characteristics required the integration of a high-quality and high-performance cooling system which consisted of five(!) fans. This made the card rather voluminous, cumbersome and noisy. That was when EKWB decided to design a dedicated water block to be employed with this remarkable graphics adapter.



Water block EK-FC 680 GTX SOC is housed on a copper base, good-quality acetal cover, and rubber shims as a compressor. The model is delivered with pre-installed fixing stands to facilitate the installation. It should be noted that this water block entirely covers the frontal part of the graphics card, along with the adjacent RAM modules and …

Intel Kabby Lake Core i5 7600K Processor Review

Join us for checking out the new Kabby Lake Core i5 7600K processor from Intel which has just appeared on sale. Based on the 14nm Node the new processors of the Core i5 series are meant for being used by mainstream consumers and are quite budget friendly as opposite to the other Intel products. So let’s look at the processor’s performance in a wide variety of situations and different benchmarks.



Core i7 7700K as well as Kaby Lake Core i5 7600K processors have been developed for the desktop platform and are a mere respin of the previous Skylake which means that both previously mentioned processors are Socket 1151, though possessed as a brand new chipset.


So this means that your Z170 or H170 motherboard will be absolutely compatible with any of the two Kaby Lake processors after a BIOS upgrade. In addition to being quite powerful for such a moderate price, both of the newly released processors are energy efficient enough to compete with their more expensive brethren. …

New details about the video card Colorful iGame GTX 680

In June, at Computex 2012 exhibition Chinese manufacturer of Colorful graphics cards announced its plans to release GeForce GTX 680 model with a passive cooling system. These «monsters», of course, require careful laboratory testing, so retail sales of iGame GTX 680 will not be performed at least until upcoming autumn.


Meanwhile, the upcoming release collects more and more of new details. According to the manufacture, graphic card is equipped with a reinforced VRM and dual memory — 4 GB of GDDR5. The power connectors PCI-E Power 8-pin made are located on the back of the PCB.



There are only three video outputs, as opposed to the reference, but all of full-size — DVI-I, HDMI and DisplayPort. The exact code name of the model looks like following «GK104HA-D32». Information on the frequencies is unknown so far. The presence of mini-PCIe slot for connecting the mains board PowerKit is generally an indirect sign of a factory overclock and overclocking orientation of …
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