Arctic Cooling Intros Two Modifications of Freezer CPU Cooler

Arctic Cooling AG, a well-known Swiss developer of cooling solutions, has recently introduced its newest CPU cooler, Freezer, in two modifications: i11 and A11. Both versions have got tower-like framework, featuring 108x90x130 mm dimensions. The Freezer i11 is compatible with Intel LGA 2011/1156/1155/1150 socket platforms, whereas its companion is intended for AMD Socket FM1, FM2, AM3, AM3+, AM2, and AM2+. To say more, this pair is able to cool down the ‘blaze’ of CPUs with 150 W TDP.

Arctic Freezer i11/A11 consists of an aluminum heatspreader with forty-five plates, three U-shape copper heatpipes, and one 92 mm fan. The heatpipes are thought to support direct contact technology that dramatically improves heat transfer process.

The implemented fan is developed on a fluid dynamic bearing and is equipped with a PWM controller. The latter assures that the blades could change their rotational speed within the ranges from 500 RPM to 2000 RPM. Herein, the maximal airflow …

Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.

General Specs

Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.

PCB Layout

All hardware base components are …

Kingmax Releases High-Performance SSD Series with SATA III Interface

Demands of customers towards the performance of SSDs become tougher each day. In this respect, the necessity to produce truly qualitative products goes to the limelight. Kingmax marches in step with the prevailing tendencies and releases high-performance SSD series, codenamed Client Pro. The series is represented by two models, SMU32 and SMU35, which go in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB volume capacities. These SSD models boast SATA III interface and high-speed synchronous flash-memory which are called to promote for the outstanding Write and Read speeds.

SSDs Kingmax SATA III Client Pro are based on high-end Sandforce controller that enables the boost of performance, reliability and data security facilities. The manufacturer employs the highest level of synchronous memory with the purpose to ensure the products' durability and retention of speeds in the course of time. If compared with the SSDs based on asynchronous memory type, Client Pro series is able to demonstrate more …
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