HIS Offers an Overclocked R9 280 IceQ X2 OC Graphics Card

HIS is projecting to gladden all fans of highly efficient graphics cards with an indigenous design by introducing R9 280 IceQ X2 OC adapter. The new-comer differentiates itself primarily by a gold-shining coating and a factory overclocking. It is based on R9 280 Tahiti Pro GPU with dynamically heightened clock frequencies: 847 MHz/953 MHz (nominal/dynamic) against 827 MHz/933 MHz found in an etalon adapter from AMD.



HIS R9 280 IceQ X2 OC boasts 3 GB of GDDR5 video memory with 384-bit interface. It runs at the nominal 1250 MHz frequency, speeding up to an efficient index of 5.0 GHz frequency. Memory bandwidth makes up 240 Gb/sec. The integrated GPU features 1792 stream processors, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs.


The card accommodates a couple of mini-DisplayPort video ports, as well as one HDMI and one DVI-I ports. This facilitates for the creation of multi-screen configurations. With the purpose to ensure the best image quality when working with exacting applications, the …

Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6 (LGA1150 Platform) Review

Intel Z87 platform is masterfully penetrating into all global markets. ASRock is the company that has already managed to introduce a set of products based on this platform, including Z87 Extreme6 model. The very board is supposed to be an advanced solution for enthusiasts, containing all necessary for specific usage attributes: POST-indicator, a powerful VRM system with a massive heatsink, and a lot of other facilities mentioned below.



Design and Layout


ASRock Z87 Extreme6 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm dimensions. Its top side accommodates a large number of components, while the reverse side revels in three driver-doublers (ISL6611A) of CPU power rails only. Intel Z87 chipset is cooled down by a voluminous heatsink. A couple of additional ASM1061 controllers are soldered right to the system logics; they allow for the usage of up to ten devices with SATA 6 Gb/sec connectivity interface. The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics core. …

Crucial Teases New TLC-Based BX200 Solid-State Drive

Crucial has found a way to consolidate the needs of budget- and efficiency-oriented customer groups. Therefore, it developed a new series of SSDs, based on TLC memory. The BX200 2.5-inch drives (7 mm case depth) come equipped with 16-nm chips by Micron as well as Silicon Motion SM2256 controller. All the models share SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are compatible with Crucial Storage Executive & Acronis True Image HD utilities.



Crucial BX200 are available in three capacity versions: 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. Their maximal sequential Read/Write speed makes up 540/490 Mb/sec, whereas the maximal random Read/Write index achieves 66.000 & 78.000 IOPS correspondingly. As far as one can see, there is no visible decrease in performance, if compared with MLC memory showings.


The new-comers are estimated for 72 TB of data lifespan; this equals to 40 GB of daily loading over a span of 5 years (MTBF – 1.500.000 hours). In order to provide for the utmost reliability, Crucial adds a …
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