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 …

Deepcool Comes Out with White SW Chassis

Deepcool Industries has added a new White SW model to its mid-tower PC chassis series. The new-comer features 472x210x454 mm dimensions and fits office environment the best. Its framework is made of galvanized steel plates (SECC), painted white, with black-and-white frontal edging, perforated notches, and a large side acrylic window. The model might be already procured at the retail price of $35.



Deepcool White SW is compatible with mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX motherboard types. It provides space for four external 5.25-inch drives, four internal 3.5-inch drives, and three internal 2.5-inch drives. Expansion of facilities becomes possible due to seven expansion slots. It should be mentioned that all the bays are equipped with special slides which facilitate mounting without screws.


In order to ensure an optimal airflow, the case accommodates an efficient cable management system and dust filters. The top-front I/O panel boasts USB 3.0, USB 2.0 ports as well as 3.5 mm slots …

ASRock Launches Z170M-PIO2 Mainboard with Unusual Layout

ASRock has stricken the general public by the development of a motherboard with an extraordinary layout. As a rule, mainboards targeting all-in-one solutions are void of expansion slots for graphics cards, due to lack of space. However, ASRock has designed a space-efficient model with an integrated PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot. Yet, it’s localized parallel to the PCB as against standard items with perpendicular slot orientation.



ASRock Z170M-PIO2 is based on Intel Z170 chipset for Socket LGA1511 platforms. It supports Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 CPUs. The PCB features a pair of DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4 memory modules with the maximum clock frequency of 3466 MHz (up to 32 GB of capacity). Storage subsystem is introduced by 4 SATA 6 Gb/sec ports as well as a single Ultra M.2 x4 slot.


As far as expansion is concerned, the model accommodates a single PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot and one M.2 2230 slot, occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. The 7.1-channel …
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