HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2: Graphics Card with an Offbeat Cooler

HIS has recently replenished its Radeon R9 series of graphics cards with a new model – the Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2. Based on AMD Hawaii Pro chip, this card is a combination of an ultimate efficiency and an offbeat design. The integrated GPU runs at an etalon frequency — 947 MHz. No changes have been incorporated into the frequency mode of GDDR5 memory: the 4 GB memory with 512-bus interface runs at nominal/effective 1250/5000 MHz frequency.



The major peculiarity pertained to the model is the employment of a proprietary two-slot cooler, codenamed IceQ X2. It consists of a spacious copper base (40x47.5 mm), a large aluminum heatsink, a pair of 89 mm fans, and five nickel-plated heatpipes: 2x 8 mm and 3x 6 mm. The cooler also accommodates additional heatspreaders, which dissipate heat in memory and VRM sections. Moreover, the framework boasts a dedicated stiffening plate that reduces loading on the printed circuit board.


To continue, HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2 comes with two …

Wide-Screen Monitor AOC i2252Vwh Review

No one would dare to complain about the poor choice of wide-screen monitors, as this segment is presented by dozens of models targeted at various customer groups. Professionals seek to acquire exactly such monitors to work with up-to-date graphic, video and image formats, while average customers are craving for watching movies and videos in Full HD format. Monitor AOC i2252Vwh belongs to the flotilla of wide-screen products and is able to satisfy the needs of people appreciating outstanding color rendering and contrast.



Design


Monitor AOC i2252Vwh is based on IPS architecture and goes with 1920x1080 resolution. Screen casing, standing and base are made of solid plastic with dull surface. The screen is equipped with LED indicator and is differentiated by the glare absence due to the dull texture. Five control buttons and status display are located in the bottom-right angle; button designations are impressed on the frontal frame. Interface, power and Kensington lock sockets …

ASRock Showcases Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX Motherboard

ASRock is about to launch a small-sized gaming mainboard based on Z170 chipset. The Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX is developed in mini-ITX form-factor to fit compact PC systems. The model is differentiated by the implementation of High Density Glass Fabric PCB design that is called to absolutely eliminate the possibility of short circuit in case of prolonged humidity. The board also strikes the eye by an outstanding black-and-red styling.



ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX supports 6th-gen Intel LGA1151 CPUs. The PCB involves 8-phase VRM system and high-quality hardware. The range of included components boasts premium power chokes 60A, dual-stack MOSETs and supreme 12K Nichicon capacitors with 12000 hours lifespan. The model features a couple of slots for DDR4-4000 MHz memory modules, a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot, one mini-PCI-e slot, two SATA III ports, and one SATA Express port.


This motherboard is known to support configurations with three monitors. To ensure the maximal …
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