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

All hardware base components are …

Cooler Master introduces power supply unit Silent Pro Platinum in denomination of 1000 and 550

The official website of Cooler Master describes detailed characteristics of the first PSU of

Silent Pro Platinum series. According to the statements, the contractor Enhance Electronics

has developed models with capacity of 550 and 1000 W. Their system effectiveness measure

(90% to 94% with 230v) distinguishes them among other offers. These measures also guarantee

moderate heat excretion.

Senior kilowatt power supply unit provides a supply of up to 984 watts of power on the +12 V

line, the youngest – up to 540 W. 135-mm fan on the hydrodynamic bearing is respective for the

cooling of both the representatives of the Silent Pro Platinum line.

In the composition of power sources heat-resistant capacitors made in Japan, the transformer

LP9, aluminum radiators, double EMI filter and active power factor correction mechanism

are used. Cooler Master reports about the possibility of constructing chords 4-Way SLI and

CrossFireX (with Silent Pro Platinum 1000W) and …

AOC Gets Ready to Release u3477Pqu Monitor

AOC is glad to announce a new 34-inch PC monitor, codenamed u3477Pqu. The product is addressed, first of all, to movie fans, graphics designers, and enthusiasts as well, due to its unusual dimensions and a large viewing area. The release is scheduled for July, nonetheless pricing or shipping details are still unknown.

AOC u3477Pqu is based on an ultrathin AH-IPS panel, featuring 21:9 aspect ratio, LED backlit, and 3440x1440 resolution. The model is differentiated by high color rendering, high color gamut, and high pixel density. In addition, it boasts 5 ms response time, 178/178 viewing angles, 320 cd/m2 brightness index, 1000:1 static contrast, accompanying by 50M:1 dynamic one.

The list of integrated video interfaces includes DVI-D port, D-Sub port, dual DisplayPorts, as well as HDMI port with HDCP-compatible rail. Along with a standard power-saving backlight, the display is equipped with a white LED that covers the screen from top to bottom.

Furthermore, the …
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