Praiseworthy Monitor Iiyama XB2779QS-S1 Review

Present-day inventory of 27-inch monitors marvels the imagination. However, not all devices are identical in image quality and color sharpness. If you are not looking for a cheap solution with average showings, then you would probably appreciate the merits of ProLite XB2779QS-S1 display from Iiyama. This is not a mainstream product as its major rivals are award-winning Apple Cinema Display and Crossover. As distinct from them, Iiyama’s elaboration comes at a more alluring price that draws various audiences. Why is XB2779QS-S1 so special?

Core Info

The monitor is based on AH-IPS panel (codename LM270WQ1-SDF1 LG Display) with W-LED backlight, WQHD resolution (2560x1440), and 16:9 aspect ratio. The implemented matrix array contributes to a quick response time (5 ms GtG), a marvelous brightness index (440 nits), the widest viewing angles (178/178 degrees in both aspects), and an outstanding contrast ratio (1000:1/5M:1 S/D). The estimated color gamut demonstrates some striking …

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 …

Raijintek Intros High-Efficiency CPU Cooler Entitled Nemesis

Raijintek, a young but future-proof company, has recently showcased another addition to its CPU cooling solutions – the Nemesis. This is a tower-like model targeting initially overclockers and PC enthusiasts. It features 140x130x166.5 mm dimensions and weighs 1050 g. The fans of extreme cooling can enjoy all privileges of Nemesis right now, since it’s already available for pre-order in the European market for the retail price of 60 EUR.

Raijintek Nemesis consists of a copper base, five nickel-plated U-shape heatpipes, and a pair of asymmetric aluminum heatspreaders, accompanied by two fans of 140x150x25 mm standard. The fans are manipulated by powers of PWM technology, so their speed might vary from 600 RPM to 1400 RPM.

Their unified efficiency achieves 119 CFM of produced airflow; that is quite enough to cool down rather hot CPUs. Moreover, the framework allows to utilize the cooler as in active, so in passive mode when the loading is low.

Earlier Raijintek …
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