The Release of Two 3D Graphics Cards from Sparkle Computer

Sparkle Computer, a Taiwanese supplier of graphics solutions and consumer electronics, has released two 3D graphics cards simultaneously. The two models have been codenamed Calibre X680 Captain and Calibre X670 Captain. Both cards are based on Nvidia GK104 GPUs developed under 28 nm standards. The chief peculiarity of the products is the integration of extraordinary cooler CoolPro; the uncommonness is seen in the localization of three fans that found their places under the radiator. This radiator is connected with the base, which is in direct touch with GPU, by means of six heat pipes.



Calibre X680 Captain and Calibre X670 Captain are equipped with DisplayPort, DVI, DVI-D, and HDMI video outputs. Graphics cards employ PCI Express 3.0 interface and support DirextX 11 interface, as well as, such Nvidia technologies as CUDA, PhysX, 3D Vision, and 3D Vision Surround. They are also notable for the availability of eight-phase voltage regulators and the enhanced depth of ground on the …

SilverStone Comes up with Grandia GD10 HTPC Case

All devotees of full-scale systems might now revel in an opportunity to ‘locate’ ATX-motherboards into a small-sized elegant enclosure. SilverStone is glad to introduce a new HTPC case with horizontal orientation – the Grandia GD10. It is predestined not only for CEB and micro-ATX boards, but also for standard ATX models with the maximum of 8 expansion slots; that should become a major advantage of the new-comer.



SilverStone Grandia GD10 features 442x171x362 mm dimensions and draws attention by a stylish, compact design. The layout allows for creating diverse system configurations with multiple unique elements. Therein, the case accommodates a single slot for 5.25-inch drives that might be converted, if necessary, into a bay for a single 3.5-inch drive or two 2.5-inch drives. Additionally, there are two separate 3.5-inch bays and one 2.5-inch bay for hard drives.


Internal spacing is estimated for the graphics cards with the ultimate length of 309.88 mm and for the …

Unusual PC Monitor HP Envy 27 Review

High-end PC monitors segment is abundant in models of different frameworks, designs and facilities. Nevertheless, the majority of manufacturers offer rather alike solutions, leaving demanding consumers dissatisfied. HP is the company known for challenging the rising demands, so the introduction of HP Envy 27 was an ‘expected surprise’ for all interested parties. This monitor distinguishes itself by an unusual design, remarkable specifications, and traditionally high price. It’s time to vindicate those privileges de visu.



General Specifications


PC Monitor HP Envy 27 features the following specifications:

— dimensions: 622x454x140 mm, weight — 6.9 kg;

— panel: type — AH-IPS, backlight – W-LED, aspect ratio/diagonal – 16:9/27-inch, resolution – 1920x1080, maximal brightness – 250 cd/m2, response time – 7 ms (GtG), viewing angles – 178/178 (down/across), number of displayed colors – 16.7 m, contrast – 1000:1 (static) and 10M:1 (dynamic);

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