Midi-Tower Chassis CoolerMaster HAF XM Review

Chassis of full-tower form factor have always been considered an appropriate base for the integration of super computers. Such chassis usually have enough spacing for the installation of solid cooling systems, graphics cards, as well as several hard drives. However, full-tower means voluminous, and not everyone is ready to 'add' this chassis to the surrounding design. Thus, there appeared a perfect substitute for full-tower devices: midi-tower chassis. Despite the existing outlooks concerning midi-tower capacity, the market is replenishing with products that are called to comply with contemporary design and performance requirements. CoolerMaster HAF XM belongs to the range of midi-tower chassis which show unmatched efficiency and are ergonomic in design simultaneously.

Design and Layout

Chassis CoolerMaster HAF XM is differentiated by a singular charisma in design and comparatively compact dimensions. The chassis is designed in a restrained manner, but with an obvious …

Palit Announces an Overclocked GTX 760 JetStream Graphics Card

Palit has replenished its line of gaming graphics adapters with a new model, codenamed Palit GeForce GTX 760 JetStream. It is differentiated by an original design of the PCB, a highly-efficient JetStream cooling system, and a factory overclocking. Outstanding overclocking potential is secured by the implementation of high-quality components, such as DrMOS MOSFET transistors.

The new-comer employs PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface and is based on GK104 GPU (28 nm Kepler microarchitecture). The core consists of 1152 stream processors, 32 ROPs and 96 TMUs. It runs at an overclocked frequency of 1072 MHz, but on activating GPU Boost technology, this index rises to 1137 MHz high. Such showings exceed the reference parameters at about 10%.

To continue, this graphics card is equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory type that runs also at heightened frequencies. Hence, the nominal clock frequency makes up 1550 MHz, while GPU Boost increases this index to 6200 MHz. Memory subsystem employs …

Gigabyte Unveils a Pair of Brix GB Mini PCs

Gigabyte has expanded its portfolio by a pair of mini PCs which entered Brix series. The GB-BSi5-6200 & GB-BSi5H-6200 are housed in compact cases (119.4x112.6x34.4 mm & 119.4x112.6x46.8 mm respectively) with a polished metal stylization. Both new-comers take a 2-core Intel Core i5-6200U CPU (14 nm) that is able to operate in a 4-channel mode. Its base clock frequency equals to 2.3 GHz, however during overclocking this index rises to 2.8 GHz.

Gigabyte Brix GB-BSi5-6200 and GB-BSi5H-6200 PCs come with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU. Memory subsystem is represented by two SO-DIMM slots, ready to welcome 6 GB of DDR3L-1600 MHz modules. The first model features one M.2 slot for the connection of storage devices; the second model boasts one M.2 and one SATA III slot, accompanied by a 2.5-inch drive bay.

Both mini PCs accommodate a single PCI Express expansion slot that is taken by Wi-Fi + Bluetooth adapter. Audio subsystem is based on Realtek ALC255 controller, while …
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