Gigabyte to Launch an Overclocked GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Videocard

Elegant design & astounding overclocking – that’s all about new GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming videocard from Gigabyte. The model (codename: GV-N1080XTREME-8GD) is based on Nvidia’s GP104-400 GPU that is characterized by a high efficiency and a stunning performance. It can operate in OC or Gaming mode to better comply with users’ needs. In the former instance, the base/dynamic clock frequencies make up 1784/1936 MHz, whereas in the latter instance, this index equals to 1759/1898 MHz (reference showings: 1607/1733 MHz).

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming boasts the integration of 8 GB of GDDR5X video memory (256-bit interface) that has been overclocked to 10.211 MHz (Gaming mode) & 10.416 MHz (OC mode) respectively. The card is differentiated by an offbeat design with an X-style cover. The PCB comes equipped with LED backlight, supporting 16.8 million colors as well as a few running modes.

To continue, the greenhorn accommodates 12+2 VRM subsystem and Ultra …

Motherboard ECS Z77H2-A4 Review

Chipset Intel Z77 can’t be called a novel product in the market, since it has already transformed into a customary platform for personal computers. The versatility of motherboards employing this chipset is countless, in fact, and each and every consumer is able to find the one to his specific needs. ECS boasts its own inventory of boards based on Intel Z77; Z77H2-A4 is an intermediate item between hi-end and entry-level models, due to its alluring price and improved functional facilities. This board attracts primarily thrifty customers who would like to get all modern commodities for a sensible price.

Design and Layout

Budgetary orientation of ECS Z77H2-A4 motherboard is manifested, first of all, through a diminished PCB dimensions. Nonetheless, the model accommodates a couple of PCI Express Graphics slots with the allotted twenty rails of PCI-e bus. There is no symmetric rail distribution between the slots, so the second PEG slot receives only four rails. The board’s …

Graphics Card MSI R7870 Hawk Review

MSI, a large-scale manufacturer of computer hardware and consumer electronics, has introduced its new lineup of graphics cards, codenamed R7870 Hawk. The new series goes with the upgraded Radeon HD 7870 video adapter, improved integrated circuit and overclocking base. In addition, these graphics cards will go with the implemented GPU Reactor and Unlocked Digital Power technologies. Upon the whole, the introduced integration and performance is called to compete for the customers' favor with other high-end top models designed by Gigabyte and Asus.

Design and Layout

Design of R7870 Hawk somehow resembles a short-cut version of R7970 Lightning from MSI as well. It has similar design of cooling system covered with blue strip. The cover hides five heat pipes and rather compact fans. The rear part of the card is covered by a metallic plate; there is a plastic boot opposite the graphics chip that covers GPU Reactor block. This block is based on a separate detachable board and …
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