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

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Cooler Master Releases GX II Power Supply Units

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Cooler Master GX II power supplies fully support Intel Core (Haswell-based) CPUs with APCF scheme. All the units are equipped with a sole +12V bus and support a range of protection functions, including OVP, UVP and SCP. A set of non-detachable cables varies depending on the power efficiency. There is a core set of sockets, consisting of the main 24-contact ATX and a pair of 4-contact EPS sockets; all other sockets differ from model to model (four 6+2-pin, three Molex, and nine SATA sockets).

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Promoted at Computex 2012 global technical exhibition, Acer Aspire 5600U and 7600U PCs have finally been launched. The models supplemented the series of Acer's all-in-one solutions and offered a number of unmatched opportunities for customers. Among others, Aspire 5600U and Aspire 7600U computers are distinguished by an adjustable stand that doesn't have any mind-bending gismos. One should take into account that the newly launched products feature both similar and dissimilar characteristics.

First of all, these all-in-one PCs operate under the instruction of Windows 8 platform. They are equipped with 8GB DRAM of DDR3 type, hard drive of 1TB volume capacity, an integrated card reader, and a couple of USB 3.0 ports. Network facilities are realized via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules.

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