Graphics Card HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X Review

The number of graphics solutions designed by HIS cannot be figured from a cursory calculation only. Indeed, the company's product line counts dozens of cards destined at various audiences, with various needs and budgets. Take HIS HD 7850 series alone: it consists of ten models (three with 1GB memory and seven with 2GB memory). The latest HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X belongs to '2GB echelon' and is distinguished by the heightened GPU and memory frequency. Upon the whole, this graphics adapter features outstanding cooling and overclocking facilities.

Design and PCB

Graphics adapter HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X is a standard representative of the second HD 7850 revision. It is housed on a short printed circuit board and is equipped with only a single power socket, two heatpipes and a large fan. HIS developers advanced the heatpipes outside the board to elongate its contours; nevertheless, this card can't be considered voluminous, since its width hasn't been touched at all. The top part …

Adata Boasts Three New Premier Pro Solid-State Drives

The product line of SSDs from Adata has been replenished with three high-performance models. The SP910, SP900 M.2 2242 and SP900 M.2 2280 enter the award-winning Premier Pro series and might be implemented within various market segments (desktop, laptop or ultrabook solutions). In keeping with the manufacturer, the triple is thought to marvel the customers by super-high speeds, reliability, and instant response.

Adata Premier Pro SP910 is developed in 2.5-inch form-factor, featuring MLC NAND flash memory chips and Marvell 88SS9187 controller. The model employs SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and offers 128 GB or 1TB storage area. Moreover, it supports a variety of useful tools, including S.M.A.R.T., ECC, etc.

This SSD is differentiated by some striking speed characteristics. Thus, its ultimate sequential Read/Write speed equals to 560/460 MB/sec, whereas the ultimate random Read/Write speed (4 K) makes up 91.000/77.000 IOPS. The new-comer is delivered along with a 3.5-inch …

Biostar Announces Budget-Oriented H110MD PRO Mainboard

Biostar has replenished its PRO series of motherboards with a budget-friendly model – H110MD PRO. The greenhorn is based on Intel H110 chipset compatible with Intel Skylake Socket LGA 1151 CPUs. As far as this micro-ATX board is an entry-level solution, it offers just basic facilities, including 5-phase VRM, a pair of DIMM slots for DDR3L-1600 MHz modules (maximal capacity – 16 GB).

Biostar H110MD PRO accommodates four SATA III (6 Gb/sec) ports for storage devices, one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (for graphics adapter) and a pair of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots for expansion cards. Network possibilities are ensured by means of gigabit Realtek RTL8111G controller.

The I/O panel boasts the availability of two PS/2 ports, two video ports (D-SUB and DVI-D), one RJ-45 port, three audio sockets, and four USB ports (2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0). Additionally, the motherboard supports a range of advanced features, such as Biostar Flash, BIO-Flasher, BIO-Relife, Watch Dog, e-HotLine, BIOS …
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