PSU Gigabyte GreenMax Plus 550W Review

Gigabyte, being one of the major players in the motherboards and graphics markets, quite rarely replenishes its production line with PC chassis and power supply units. Rarely, but right on target! Its GreenMax Plus PSU series is an evidence of the company’s versatile maturity. The series includes three models of 450W, 550W and 650W power. Let’s see what Gigabyte has to offer to all ‘high-fed’ by multiple products customers by the example of GreenMax Plus 550W (codename: GZ-EMS55A-C1) model.



General Features


The GreenMax Plus 550W is delivered in a handheld cardbox with a convenient holder. The unit itself is housed in a typical case with a black semi-gloss coating and a large ventilation grid. All basic specifications are marked on its side facet. The manufacturers claim the power of 504W (42A) for the +12VDC bus. Thereat, the correlation of power on the bus with the total power reaches the index of 0.916, which is considered to be an average benchmark for such type …

Philips Announces Flicker-Free-Compatible 258B6QJEB Monitor

MMD, within the framework of Philips Monitors brand, enters the market with a 25-inch monitor, entitled 258B6QJEB. The new-comer is primarily differentiated by the support for Flicker-Free technology that adjusts the brightness and eliminates screen flickering, thus reducing eye strain. The model features a thin frame which is called to visually boost the screen surface. The implemented stand allows for the adjustment of the display in various aspects.



Philips 258B6QJEB is based on AH-IPS panel with Quad-HD resolution (2560x1440) and W-LED backlight. It boasts the widest viewing angles (178/178 degrees), the highest brightness (350 cd/m2), the largest number of displayed colors (16.7 million), and fast response time (5 ms). Therefore, the monitor is an appropriate solution both for business purposes and home entertainments.


The list of integrated facilities includes:

— a pair of inbuilt speakers;

— a set of video interfaces: D-Sub, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort;

— 4 …

Sapphire Outs Nitro Series of Gaming Videocards

Sapphire is about to launch a new series of gaming graphics cards, entitled Nitro. The family counts three models: Nitro R7 370 4G D5, Nitro R9 380 4G D5 and Nitro R9 390 8G D5. Since the models take different GPUs as the basis, they are targeted diverse market segments, taking into account as budget-oriented gamers so spendthrift enthusiasts.



Sapphire Nitro videocards are distinguished by two major features. First of all, they employ a top-notch hardware base consisting of solid-state capacitors and Black Diamond ferrite chokes. Second of all, their cooling system boasts the implementation of a molten heatsink, supplemented by a new coating framework and a kit of fans, based on dual ball-bearings. The fans are equipped with IFC-II intelligent system that halts their rotation on low GPU temperature, ensuring noiseless operation.


Sapphire Nitro R7 370 4G D5 is the most cost-efficient solution within the series. It relies on AMD Radeon R7 370 GPU, running at 985 MHz …
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