Power Module Chieftec A80 650W Review

The requirements of customers towards contemporary power modules are quite tough. They should own good performance characteristics and high coefficient of efficiency level, as well as 80Plus marker. The latter speaks about quality and ability to satisfy the needs of any PC. However, all PSU are classified according to different criteria, so one can find appropriate product even without 80Plus standards. The compliance with those standards is realized on 115V and 230V conditions but there are a number of standards applied to 220V-240V. Power module Chieftec A80 650W doesn’t belong to the army of 80Plus products, though can boast outstanding performance and efficiency. It is primarily targeted at the segment of affordable PSU solutions.

Design and Framework

Chieftec A80 650W design is developed in a classical template common for the models with a solid frontal fan. The casing consists of a ventilation perforation, decorative grid with the brand logo, sockets for module …

The Forthcoming Switch to 5 mm HDD Models

Nowadays HDD segment is represented by various products from various companies. However, with the development and release of ultrabooks, manufacturers directed their production to the hybrid-type drives. This resulted in the predominance of hybrid solutions in the market.

Recently Itel has advanced a motion to digress somehow from the production of hybrid drives and switch to the decrease of traditional HDDs dimensions to 5 mm in casing depth. According to the company's assumptions, such change could moderate the price for drives and provide the necessary volume capacity for ultrabooks.

Some manufacturers have already directed a part of their technological powers to the design of HDDs with 5 mm casings. Nevertheless, there appeared a couple of obstacles on their way: the necessity to stabilize data reading and writing activities, and increase of costs spent on drives' production. This will result in the rise of end price.

IT professionals and analysts forecast the …

Preview of video-card Club 3D Radeon HD 7970 royalAce

Club 3D has released fifth model of the Radeon HD 7970 — with the prefix royalAce in the codename. Before «ace» there were represented “the king” HD 7970 royalKing and “Queen” HD 7970 royalQueen. New model works at higher frequencies, and supports dynamic overclocking. Into the configuration of Club 3D Radeon HD 7970 royalAce inserted 2048 stream processors. Nominal of core is 1050 MHz in normal mode and 1100 MHz in 3D-games. GDDR5 memory chips make total of 3 GB and operating at 6 GHz, the memory bus is 384 bits.

Club 3D Radeon HD 7970 is notable by its effective use of a proprietary cooling system. It is equipped with a dual-slot cooling system royalAce consisting of at least three copper heat pipes, an array of aluminum fins and a pair of fan size 80 mm. According to the manufacturer reports, the construction is very quiet (31.5 dB in the normal mode of operation, 38 dB — under load), and secondly, provides a nice temperature (average during the game GPU …
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