Sapphire Vid-2X Display Expander Review

Display expanders cannot be found in abundance on PC hardware market. In fact, not every user knows what the main purpose of those devices is. In the most general meaning, display expanders are splitters that allow the connection of two monitors towards a single output on a graphics card. However, their destination is not limited by this function only, since it might serve some other means as well. Sapphire introduces its own similar solution in the form of Vid-2X Display Expander model. The manufacturer assures that this splitter differs from traditional couplers in terms of functional and reliability.


Splitter Sapphire Vid-2X Display Expander is housed in a black plastic casing with gray side plates. The casing's cover is divided in two parts; the spacing between them serves ventilation and heat management means. The base accommodates rubber stands which provide for the framework steadiness. It should be mentioned that Sapphire delivers two models simultaneously …

MSI Unveils GTX 1050 & GTX 1050 Ti Lineups of Video Cards

MSI has taken its fans by surprise by introducing two lineups of video cards simultaneously. The lines (which embrace 10 models in total) are based on Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 & GeForce GTX 1050 Ti adapters. The new-comers feature either one or two fans and differ by the operational performance as well as functional. It stands to reason that the company has enlarged its Gaming series with 4 new products.

One-fan video cards are distinguished by the implementation of Military Class 4 hardware base, whereas the two-fan versions boast the incorporation of MSI Twin Frozr VI cooling system (TORX 2.0 fans), three operational profiles and overclocking features.

The MSI GeForce GTX 1050 series is introduced by the following models (Nvidia GP107-300 GPU, Pascal, 640 CUDA, 2GB GDDR5, 128-bit bus, DVI-D, HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4):

— MSI GeForce GTX 1050 2G: base GPU frequency – 1354 MHz, dynamic GPU frequency – 1455 MHz, efficient memory frequency – 7.0 GHz;

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Samsung Ativ One 7 2014 Edition: All-in-One PC with Bluetooth Music Play Support

Samsung is glad to show off its newest all-in-one solution, codenamed Ativ One 7 2014 Edition. The device features 24-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution. It is noteworthy that its design has a visual integrity with mobile devices of Samsung Galaxy series, boasting a minimalistic exterior and 26.6 mm thickness. Therein, the screen frame equals to 4.5 mm only. The company does not provide information about the pricing, although the release is scheduled for February.

Samsung Ativ One 7 2014 Edition is based on IPS panel with anti-glare coating. It ensures the ultimate viewing angles in both aspects (178/178) and the production of high-quality imaging. The heart of the system is Intel Haswell platform. Designers offer model variations with Intel Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs with an integrated graphics.

Additionally, the device is furnished with 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, and a slot for 3-in-1 memory cards. It’s also feasible to add a second drive: either one …
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