Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.

Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.

DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.

I-O Data Intros LCD-MF225XBR2 Monitor with Full HD Support

I-O DATA, an outstanding Japanese manufacturer of versatile PC devices, is preparing to release a new 21.5-inch monitor, codenamed LCD-MF225XBR2. The greenhorn features 507x178x390 mm dimensions and is based on LCD panel with TN technology. The display is equipped with LED backlight and supports Full HD resolution (1920x1080). Pricing is so far a mystery, although the model will be backed by 3-year’s limited warranty.

I-O Data LCD-MF225XBR2 comes with wide viewing angles – 160/170 degrees in vertical and horizontal aspects. The integrated panel ensures 5 ms response time in GtG environment, the ultimate brightness of 250 cd/m2, static contrast of 1000:1, and dynamic contrast of 5M:1. Besides, the model is able to display up to 16.7 million colors.

The rear part of the screen accommodates three video outputs: HDMI, DVI and D-Sub. The frontal part houses two speakers with a total power of 2 W and 3.5 mm audio socket.

According to the designers, this monitor is …

Greeting New Gaming PC Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

Lenovo is glad to introduce a new gaming PC, featuring small-sized dimensions (252.3x393.3x314.5 mm). The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube boasts an aggressive asymmetric design that immediately compels attention. The new-comer supports 64-bit Windows 10 Home OS & is based on a powerful configuration of a 4-core Intel Core i7-6700 CPU (3.4 GHz-4.0 GHz frequency), 16 GB of DDR4-2133 MHz memory as well as Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics.

Storage subsystem consists of a 256 GB solid-state drive, replenished by a 1 TB HDD. Network facilities are represented by wired Gigabit Ethernet port, controlled by Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400, wireless Wi-Fi 802.11ac adapter, and Bluetooth 4.0 adapter.

To continue, despite compact dimensions, this gaming rig accommodates a bunch of external interfaces, including 5x 3.5-mm audio mini-jacks, 8x USB ports (2.0 & 3.0 versions), 1x RJ-45, a single Optical S/PDIF Out, and three video ports (DVI, D-Sub & HDMI).

Pricing is set at $2037.
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