Asus Boasts One More Graphics Adapter with a Two-Slot Cooler

Asus has replenished its graphics card series based on Kepler architecture with a brand variation of one-chip GeForce GTX 680 adapter. Brand Asus GeForce GTX 680 card has been developed on an original in design circuit board and is notable by the doubled to 4GB GDDR5 memory capacity. Nevertheless, the most outstanding characteristic of a new product is the implementation of a two-slot cooling system, codenamed DirectCU II. Earlier Asus equipped its GeForce GTX 680 adapters with three-slot coolers.



The company decided to concentrate mainly on the introduction of an uncommon cooling system, leaving all frequency showings identical to the recommended by Nvidia index. Thus, graphics core operates at 1006 MHz frequency, while memory module works at 6008 MHz. Memory chips are soldered on both sides of the circuit board. The reverse side of PCB is covered by an aluminum plate that is in direct contact with GDDR5 chips.


Some IT professionals dare assuming that the rejection of …

PC Chassis SilverStone Sugo SG09 Review

Model SG09 is the ninth chassis of Sugo series designed by SilverStone. Upon the whole, the series consists basically of compact parallelepiped casings that presuppose the integration of small-sized mini-ITX motherboards only. Still, Sugo SG09 features more voluminous dimensions (354x220x295 mm) and cubic-like casing that widens its compatibility area a bit. All previous Sugo models were perceived primarily as compact solutions with a quite aesthetic design. But Sugo SG09 positions itself as a reliable platform for a powerful PC system.



Layout


Chassis SilverStone Sugo SG09 has got rather unusual layout due to the need to accommodate a full-sized PSU, a lengthy graphics adapter, a voluminous CPU cooler, and some kind of data storage system in a casing of 23 liters in capacity. As a result, the developers created a one-volume casing with vertical PSU in the frontal part, vertical motherboard tray, and vertical bays for hard drives located on the reverse side of the tray. The …

The overview of be quiet! Power Zone 650W (Z1-650W)

Let’s have a look at a power supply be quiet! of Power Zone series, designed for demanding gamers and enthusiasts. As you can see, there’s no way to avoid gamers, but how they will benefit from a new power supply but for the stability of its parameters, is absolutely unclear. The matter is that the devices’ characteristics for all the applications should be consistent with the declared specifications. So, the power supply we are currently reviewing is a quite good solution for every demanding user.


This series includes units with capacity from 650 to 1000 watts, which correspond to the 80 Plus Bronze certificate, support energy saving modes C6 and C7 of the Intel processors and have a low noise level.


Additionally, this series’ devices have a fully modular design, as well as a possibility to connect up to three case fans, and the propeller of the unit itself rotates for a few minutes after turning off the system. And, of course, the Power Zone models have excellent …
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