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

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Greeting Kingston SSDNow mS200 Solid-State Drive

Kingston Technology, a large-scale developer of varied memory solutions from California, announces the launch of a new solid-state drive from SSDNow series, codenamed mS200. Currently, the model is available in two larger versions of 240 GB and 480 GB. Both new-comers are designed in mSATA form-factor, featuring 50.88x30 mm dimensions. Upon the whole, their dimensions are 8 times smaller than those imposed to standard 2.5-inch products.

Kingston mS200 are targeting budgetary segment of laptops, tablets and ultrabooks. Nonetheless, the drives are able to demonstrate high performance and allow the user to install two items within one system at a time in order to enlarge the storage volume. The new SSDs support Intel Smart Response Technology, TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., as well as 128-bit automatic encoding; they are thought to dramatically enhance the performance.

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LG Puts on Sale 27EA83 Monitor with Impressive Resolution

Monitors with high resolution are not rarity nowadays. However, LG still managed to marvel the general public with its new monitor model 27EA83 that features really impressive resolution: 2560x1440, also knows as WQHD. The manufacturer has already put it on sale but only by reservation. The price for such a marvelous product fluctuates within the boundaries of $960.

Model 27EA83 features 27 inch IPS panel that is equipped with a power-efficient LED backlight. The estimated array response time does not go beyond 6 ms. According to the official data uncovered by LG, this monitor comprises up to 98% of Adobe RGB color spacing. The maximal display brightness achieves 350 cd/m2, while viewing angles, both vertical and horizontal, equal to 178 degrees. Static contrast is fixed at 1000:1 and dynamic contrast comprises 5 million to 1.

LG furnishes its 27EA83 monitor with a functional stand. Due to its facilities the user is able to adjust the angle of gradient, display height, …
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