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.

Network Storage EonNAS Pro 500 Review

Everlasting practice proves that people are more inclined to buy products designed by well-known, established companies, and treat with certain mistrust towards start-up manufacturers. However, 'new' does not mean 'of poor quality'. Infotrend got little attention from the part of customers, but it still manages to produce high-quality and high-performance storage systems. Its latest development, network storage EonNAS Pro 500, deserves special attentions due to competitive facilities and attractive price.



Design Peculiarities


Network storage EonNAS Pro 500 is intended for the installation of five drives. This implies about the product's dimensions which equal to 17.5x24.5x22 cm without the cables. This model is distinguished by simple and strict design, as well as, a solid casing. The frontal panel is made of black dull plastic; the larger part of it is alloted for the drive bay which is covered by a lid. Each of the drive disk features a couple of activity indicators. The …

Aresze Announces Chassis with Noiseless Cooling System

Enthusiasts and gamers might sigh with relief after their prolonged attempts to find the chassis for the creation of high-performance gaming systems. Aresze is going to release chassis, codenamed Seediq 8003, of new generation which is a perfect match for high-end gaming systems with unique cooling facilities. The chassis is developed in midi-tower form factor and features 520x215x508 mm dimensions. The casing is made of steel alloy, and is ready to accommodate motherboards of micro-ATX and ATX standards.



Despite the average dimensions, Aresze Seediq 8003 is compatible with CPU fans of 175 mm in height, large graphics adapters of up to 300 mm in length with HDD bays and up to 430 mm – without HDD bays, as well as, power supply units of ATX/EPS standard. This chassis has got quite efficient internal layout. Hence, it's equipped with ten sections for drives (four external 5.25 inch drives and six internal 2.5- 3.5 inch drives) and eight PCI slots for four graphics adapters.
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