ASRock Outs N3150DC-ITX Mainboard

ASRock has gladdened all devotees of small-sized, power-efficient & sustainable PC/multimedia systems by the introduction of a mini-ITX motherboard, entitled N3150DC-ITX. The model comes equipped with a 4-core Intel Atom N3150 CPU, running at 1.6 GHz basic frequency with the possibility to overclock up to 2.08 GHz frequency. Its key privilege is a sparing TDP level – 6 W only.



ASRock N3150DC-ITX boasts a totally passive cooling: the PCB houses a noiseless heatspreader without a fan. Memory subsystem is represented by two SO-DIMM slots which support the installation of DDR3/DDR3L-1600 MHz modules. The PCB teases only top-tier hardware components, including solid-state capacitors, ELNA audio caps, etc.


Storage might be organized due to a pair of SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports and the same number of SATA II 3 Gb/sec ports. A single PCI-e 2.0 x1 slot is intended for an expansion card, while mini PCI-e Express slot – for a wireless network interface module.


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Preliminary Acquaintance with VGA-Cooler MK-26 V2 from Prolimatech

Prolimatech Inc., an established manufacturer of high-end air-cooling systems, is about to release its new VGA-cooler, codenamed MK-26 V2. The upcoming product will be compatible with graphics cards from AMD manufacturer (up to Radeon HD 7000 Series) and Nvidia (up to GeForce GTX 600 Series). According to the preliminary data, the new cooler models will be capable to manage up to 320W of extra heat to provide for the most optimal GPU cooling down.



The major distinction of MK-26 V2 cooler is its impressive dimensions which equal to 230x146x47 mm. Thus, the cooler will take the spacing of five expansion slots, leaving no room for SLI/Crossfire. The cooler has got a copper base which accommodates six copper heatpipes, 6mm in gauge each pipe. Those pipes pierce two heterogeneous blocks consisting of thin aluminum fins which are designed in correspondence with Buckle Fin technology. The fins are distinguished by the unusual form that is called to promote for better heat removal …

Announcement of video card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 Super Overclock

The efforts of Gigabyte engineers culminated in the release of the Radeon HD 7970 Super Overclock, also known as GV-R797SO-3GD. This is a monstrous construction with height of 64 mm (3.5 expansion slots) and a cooling system WindForce 5X. As well as preparing to be released GeForce GTX 680 SOC, the new adapter uses a five high-speed (> 4000 rev / min) fan size of 40 mm, copper evaporation chamber, and five copper heat pipes.



WindForce 5X – is one of the most expensive VGA-coolers, except for models with water blocks and liquid cooling system. It will allow to overclock Gigabyte GV-R797SO-3GD up to frequencies of 1155/7620 MHz. However, neither the temperature nor the noise performance of video card can be considered satisfactory: 85 degrees under load and 91 ° C for overclocking with increased voltage, and 8000 rpm in a heavy-duty (1185 MHz, 1.375 V) explains the situation.


Printed circuit board Radeon HD 7970 SOC is reinforced with five polymer capacitors NEC / …
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