Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.

Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.

DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.

A Few Days Left till the Launch of E2080HSD from iiyama

Iiyama Corp., a renowned Japanese supplier of TV and PC displays, is going to launch a new 20-inch monitor in several days. Codenamed E2080HSD, a new product extends ProLite series and features 478x204x351 mm dimensions. The monitor is notable by outstanding saving characteristics, since it consumes 35% less power than analogous displays from other suppliers: the level of power consumption does not exceed the index of 16W in operational mode, and on conditions of EcoMode activation, this level might be reduced at 15% more.

Monitor iiyama ProLite E2080HSD is based on TN panel type with white LED light. Featuring 20-inch display, it differentiates itself by 1600x900 resolution, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 5 ms array response time, and 1000:1 static contrast index. Horizontal and vertical viewing angles differ a bit from other similar displays and equal to 85 and 80 degrees correspondingly.

The model is equipped with two stereo speakers (1W each), a single DVI and D-Sub video …

Real premium-class: motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V Premium review

Most motherboards do not just resemble each other, they are exactly the same devices that for the vast number of users differ only in colour. But this time, a truly interesting product — ASUS P8Z77-V Premium is displayed for users. By appearance it has no different features to other models. However, when looking closer, a 'regular' SSD is noticed right on the board. The motherboard is packed into a standard series box. Of course, the box has many kinds of logos and icons that tell about the characteristics of the product.

Delivery kit of the motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V Premium includes: user manual, user guide of Wi-Fi module, CD with software, plug for the rear panel, card for connecting complete Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the module Wi-Fi, module Bluetooth, Quad-Sli, Triple-SLI, CrossFireX, cables SATA 3, an external unit with two ports USB 3.0.

Remote power USB 3.0 — is much more useful component than it might seem at first glance. The fact is that there are a lot of …
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