Scythe Showcases Asymmetric Byakko CPU Cooler

Scythe, a well-known Japanese manufacturer of cooling solutions, is about to release an uncommon CPU cooler. Entitled Byakko, the Tower model features an asymmetric design: an aluminum heatsink is superseded backwards against the nickel-plated base; such framework ensures an ideal compatibility of the cooler with high RAM modules. Moreover, the item is only 130-mm high, so it can fit any PC case.



Scythe Byakko is reconcilable with the majority of modern platforms, including Intel Socket LGA 1366/115x/775 & AMD Socket FM1/FM2/FM2+/aM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+. The cooler accommodates three nickel-plated 6-mm heat pipes, replenished by a single 92-mm fan. The Scythe Slip Stream 92 PWM is based on a sleeve bearing. Thanks to the PWM support, the fan is able to rotate within 300-2300 RPM range. Therewith, the maximal noise level does not surpass the margin of 28.26 dBA (the minimal index is 7.2 dBA).


The model is able to produce 6.70-46.55 CFM airflow, depending on the rotational speed. …

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H: plus two ports Thunderbolt, plus 40 euros

Gigabyte has released the first motherboard form factor microATX, equipped with two ports Thunderbolt — GA-Z77MX-D3H TH. Taking into account the availability of the precursor (Z77MX-D3H), it’s interesting to compare the design and price of these models. First, about the cost of the product. The novelty is estimated at € 150, and its «little sister» — at € 108,50. If to subtract 10 euros from each of two amounts, there will be the minimum for which the cards will be available soon.



Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H TH


What causes the difference in more than 40 euros? In general, the presence of two ports Intel Thunderbolt 10 Gb / s, which are implemented by the controller Intel DSL3510L. A high-speed connection can simultaneously serve several drives and a monitor. Minor changes were made to the design of the CPU power supply subsystem, which, nevertheless, remained a 6-channel. One of the long PCI Express slots was replaced by the second PCI-E 2.0 x1.


By and large, …

LG Unveils 24UD58-B 4K Monitor

The latest graphics findings made it possible to use a mainstream video card in 4K Ultra HD environment. LG has announced a 23.8-inch monitor with 4K resolution (3840x2160) that can be integrated within a standard PC system. The model features 16:9 aspect ratio & boasts the widest viewing angles – 178 degrees in both aspects. Nonetheless, its price makes up $349.99 only.



LG 24UD58-B is developed on IPS panel with 5 ms response time. It ensures the most efficient viewing conditions: 250 cd/m2 top brightness and outstanding contrast index. The support for AMD FreeSync technology allows for automatic adjustment of refresh rate in order to guarantee premium viewing level. The model typically consumes 23 W power.


The I/O panel accommodates a single DisplayPort 1.2 and two HDMI 2.0 ports. Besides, it’s possible to detach the display from the stand and apply it to the wall, thanks to 100x100 VESA bracket.


LG’s new monitor boasts a range of advanced elaborations. …
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