HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2: Graphics Card with an Offbeat Cooler

HIS has recently replenished its Radeon R9 series of graphics cards with a new model – the Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2. Based on AMD Hawaii Pro chip, this card is a combination of an ultimate efficiency and an offbeat design. The integrated GPU runs at an etalon frequency — 947 MHz. No changes have been incorporated into the frequency mode of GDDR5 memory: the 4 GB memory with 512-bus interface runs at nominal/effective 1250/5000 MHz frequency.



The major peculiarity pertained to the model is the employment of a proprietary two-slot cooler, codenamed IceQ X2. It consists of a spacious copper base (40x47.5 mm), a large aluminum heatsink, a pair of 89 mm fans, and five nickel-plated heatpipes: 2x 8 mm and 3x 6 mm. The cooler also accommodates additional heatspreaders, which dissipate heat in memory and VRM sections. Moreover, the framework boasts a dedicated stiffening plate that reduces loading on the printed circuit board.


To continue, HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2 comes with two …

SilverStone SST-RL01 Review: Budget Solution

At first sight, a new chassis from SilverStone speaks about the belonging to high-end segment. Its expressive design and multiple facilities are a rather persuasive evidence for those customers who would like to get a qualitative product. Still, SilverStone SST-RL01 is distinguished by a moderate price, lack of some 'high-end' attributes, and quite modest delivery pack. This gives evidences that the model belongs to budgetary solutions. Despite this fact, SST-RL01 might satisfy all needs of not versed audience.



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Chassis SilverStone SST-RL01 is developed in midi-tower form factor with bottom PSU localization. The airflow is efficiently managed through the top panel of the casing, while both side panels are void of any ventilation grids. One striking peculiarity is that the manufacturer hasn't stipulated the availability of fan on the rear board, though this is a loyal attribute of the majority casings. The clipboard consists of a dull bulging frame, black metallic …

Eizo Showcases a New Gaming Monitor Foris FG2421

Eizo Nanao Corporation, a well-known Japanese manufacturer of visual solutions, has just introduced its newest Full HD monitor, intended for inveterate gamers and movie fans. The Foris FG2421 features 23.8-inch display with a standard 16:9 aspect ratio and the resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. It is based on VA panel and supports a wide variety of advanced technologies.



The VA panel is characterized by wide viewing angles (176/176 degrees H/V), dramatically fast response time – 1 ms, good refresh rate – 240 Hz, and static contrast of 5000:1. The model is able to display up to 16.7 million colors with the maximal brightness of 400 cd/m2. The incorporation of Turbo 240 technology allows for the conversion of two 120 Hz signals into a single 240 Hz signal, due to the adjustment of LED.


In addition to Turbo 240, Eizo Foris FG2421 supports Smart Insight technology with five pre-installed gaming profiles for RTS and FPS. Moreover, it goes with a set of standard profiles for a …
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