‘Deadly’ MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Mainboard Review

Despite the fact that Intel Z97 chipset appeared in the market long ago, mainboards on this platform have not lost their vitality till nowadays. The MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC is an acknowledgement of this. Being a representative of top-tier segment, this product is supposed to be an ideal match for gamers and enthusiast overclockers who look for stability and unbelievable facilities. Let’s see what kind of benefits this model can offer to the army of sophisticated users.



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The full-format ATX MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC motherboard is based on Intel Z97 chipset that supports Intel Core Haswell/Haswell Refresh CPUs with LGA1150 socket. Wisely-elaborated printed circuit board (PCB) accommodates four DIMM slots for DDR3 modules of 32 GB overall capacity (with XMP profiles). The integration of expansion and graphics cards becomes possible due to three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots & the same amount of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. If equipped with two videocards, the board …

HIS Starts Selling Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition in US Market

Hightech Information System presents its own version of AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics card to the US hardware market. Codenamed Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X2 GHz Edition, this card is characterized by the integration of the most up-dated technologies and high-end components. The model is based on Tahiti XT chip developed under Graphics Core Next architecture template (28 nm technological process).



HIS Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X2 GHz Edition takes blue printed circuit board designed for PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus as the basis. It is distinguished by the implementation of the reinforced power subsystem and by the compatibility with DirectX 11.1 technology. The employed GPU houses 2048 current processors. It operates at 1000 MHz frequency in nominal mode but can be accelerated to 1050 MHz during overclocking activity.


This graphics card accommodates 3GB of GDDR5 video memory which features 384-bit interface. Its frequency formula demonstrates up to 6000 MHz on standard …

Cooler Master Boasts V1200 Platinum Power Supply

Cooler Master is glad to introduce a new proprietary power supply unit with 80Plus Platinum certificate. Entitled V1200 Platinum, the model boasts 93% efficiency that promotes for the ‘energizing’ of the most demanding system components. Besides, efficiency index can’t be less than 0.95 on 50% loading. This puts the model out of the competition with 7-year’s warranty. All customers are able to acquire this PSU for 259 EUR.



Cooler Master V1200 Platinum features a single +12V durable rail (estimated for 100 A loading) and a totally modular cabling system. The layout accommodates heat-resistant Japanese capacitors (solid-state and electrolytic), LP9 transformer, double EMI filter, Active PFC, as well as aluminum heatspreaders.


The PSU facilities do not limit themselves by hardware only, offering 4-way SLI and CrossFireX configurations support. In order to guarantee graphics sustainability, the manufacturer equips the PSU with twelve PCI Express 6+2 cables. In …
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