Greeting PowerColor Radeon R9 290X New-Generation Graphics Cards

PowerColor has officially introduced a pair of high-efficiency graphics cards developed on the new-generation Radeon R9 290X series adapters. Codenamed PowerColor Radeon R9 290X, both new-comers support the latest graphics technologies, i.e. DirectX 11.2 and OpenGL 4.2. The models feature a totally identical design, still there is one differentiation: one of the models is equipped with a key to Battlefield 4 game. Such ‘bonus’ has resulted in a bit heightened price of $580, if compared with the standard model that costs $550.

Both cards are based on AMD Hawaii XT chip. It has been dynamically overclocked by PowerColor to 1030 MHz, whereas the nominal clock frequency remained the same – 800 MHz. In order to enhance the performance, the GPU has been supplemented with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with 512-bit interface that runs at 5000 MHz.

To proceed with the specifications, both graphics adapters accommodate four rear video ports (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I, and DVI-D). …

Meet New AE222/G and AE201 AIO Solutions from MSI

MSI has enlarged its inventory of all-in-one PCs with a pair of new models – the AE201 and the AE222/G. Both greenhorns are based on the advanced Intel Core i3/i5 4th gen processors and are thought to support the latest Windows 8.1 platform version. The first model, AE201, features 20-inch display with Full HD resolution (1920x1080). Official press-release does not give a hint about detailed specifications, though it mentions that this model supports Flicker-Free and Less-Blue Light technologies.

Nonetheless, the larger part of the presentation is devoted to the AE222/G AIO PC. This model features 21.5-inch Full HD display and supports the above mentioned technologies, as well as optional sensor facilities. All functional possibilities are relied on Intel H81 Express chipset. The product will come in two variations: either with Intel Core i3-4130 CPU, running at 3.4 GHz, or with Core i5-4440s. The latter boasts overclocking abilities, demonstrating 2.8 GHz nominal and 3.3 GHz …

Liquid-Cooling System Zalman LQ315 Review

A few months after the last release of water-cooling systems, Zalman introduces a new series of products with a title attribute LQ3xx. The series consists of three models, LQ320, LQ315 and LQ310, which differentiate themselves primarily by dimensions. The senior cooler (LQ320) features 32 mm water block and 52 mm heatsink, the medium LQ315 cooler features 38 mm heatsink and analogous in dimensions water block; the junior cooler (LQ310) is the tiniest one and features 28 mm heatsink and water block. Zalman LQ315 greatly resembles its predecessor, CNPS20LQ, in design, however, is ready to offer some improved options, if compared with the previous cooler generations.

Design and Framework

Like any other water-cooling system, Zalman LQ315 consists of a water block combined with a pump and joined with a heatsink by means of flexible tubes. The water block is notable by the availability of 'Z' logo on its surface that is lighted blue during operation. Its round base, made of …
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