Sapphire Outs a Mid-End R7 260X OC Gaming Graphics Card

Sapphire is glad to offer an affordable but quite efficient graphics card targeting inveterate gamers. The R7 260X OC is developed on AMD Radeon R7 260X GPU with Graphics Core Next architecture (28 nm). It features 896 stream processors and runs at the heightened frequency of 1150 MHz. Along with 2GB of GDDR5 memory (128-bit interface and 6600 MHz frequency) the core is able to guarantee a perfect balance between gaming efficiency and price.

Sapphire R7 260X OC employs PCI Express 3.0 x16 internal interface, while the connection of monitors is realized by means of four external video ports: DisplayPort, HDMI and 2x DVI (DVI-I and DVI-D). Cooling is ensured by a brand two-slot cooler; it consists of an aluminum heatsink, a pair of copper heatpipes, and one fan of axial type.

Like other graphics solutions based on R7 260X adapter, the new-comer from Sapphire supports a multiplicity of various technologies. Some of them are described below:

— AMD CrossFireX: allows for …

Hard drives still confidently dominate on the notebook market, according to analysts

SSDs are gradually penetrating into mobile computers, but can not yet can become a serious competitor of hard disk drives. Even recently observed slowdown in demand for notebooks with hard drives will not lead to a decrease of the part pf these models in favour of laptops, where SSD is the main storage, analysts believe.

According to the first quarter of this year, models from the HDD larger than 500GB, offered at $ 450-550, formed the largest segment of the market at a rate of 32% of total deliveries. Second place with 26% take laptops with HDD capacity over 320GB, which cost $ 350-450. They are followed by models with HDD larger than 640GB ($ 550-650 price range), than go HDD larger than 750GB ($ 650-750), they are followed — with 250 GB HDD (price less than $ 350), next — the HDD larger than 1 TB ($ 750-900). And only in last place, relevant to market by about 3%, are laptops with SSD volume 128GB or HDD with very large volume (price — $ 900 or more).

The …

FX 7750 Monster: New Exclusive Graphics Card from XFX

XFX is about to release an exclusive graphics card, devoted to the Eastern New Year festivities. Codenamed FX 7750 Monster, this model will firstly appear in the Chinese market at about $128. The company has designed its own, original version of AMD Radeon HD 7750 adapter, and endowed the product with some 'monstrous' specifications.

Graphics card FX 7750 Monster is based on and advanced Graphics Core Next architecture and takes Cape Verde chip developed under 28 nm technological process as the core element. The chip counts 512 current processors and operates at 800 MHz clock frequency. The card itself is compatible with PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus and features 4-phase power supply subsystem.

This model is furnished with an elaborated UVD graphics processor and VCE engine. Video interface panel provides for the DVI, D-Sub and HDMI connection that is realized due to dedicated ports on the rear panel. Cooling system consists of a two-slot cooler of 90 mm dimensional type. …
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