Graphics Card HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X Review

The number of graphics solutions designed by HIS cannot be figured from a cursory calculation only. Indeed, the company's product line counts dozens of cards destined at various audiences, with various needs and budgets. Take HIS HD 7850 series alone: it consists of ten models (three with 1GB memory and seven with 2GB memory). The latest HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X belongs to '2GB echelon' and is distinguished by the heightened GPU and memory frequency. Upon the whole, this graphics adapter features outstanding cooling and overclocking facilities.



Design and PCB


Graphics adapter HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X is a standard representative of the second HD 7850 revision. It is housed on a short printed circuit board and is equipped with only a single power socket, two heatpipes and a large fan. HIS developers advanced the heatpipes outside the board to elongate its contours; nevertheless, this card can't be considered voluminous, since its width hasn't been touched at all. The top part …

Akasa Blade: Solid Mid Tower for gamers and enthusiasts

The range of chassis Mid Tower from the company the Akasa is added by new model called the Blade and its modification Blade Distinction Edition with a transparent window on the side wall, which are addressed in the first place for demanding users from among gamers and computer enthusiasts.



Both new products are painted black inside and out, have a grilled front panel and are available in versions with blue or red front LED. They are made of sheet steel of thickness 0.7 mm, have dimensions of 207 x 521,5 x 491,5 mm, compatible with standard Micro-ATX/ATX and have seven expansion slots.


Each of the buildings is equipped with one 3.5-inch and three 5.25-inch external bays, and has internal seats to install five 3.5-inch and three 2.5-inch drives. The maintenance of optimum temperature inside the products is managed by three fans, namely a 120-mm front, a 170-mm on the upper lid and one 120mm rear. In addition, realized the possibility of the application of liquid cooling …

SilverStone Launches 4-Port ECU01 PCI Expansion Card

Taking into account an ever increasing demand for USB 3.0 interfaces, SilverStone has elaborated a dedicated PCI expansion card, entitled ECU01. The card is designed in a low-profile form-factor with the support for PCI Express 2.0 x2 bus. It features a pair of 19-contact USB 3.0 sockets, each of which offers two USB 3.0 ports.



In keeping with the manufacturer, this comprehensive model is called to satisfy the need for high-speed interfaces, absent with old-fashioned systems. For sure, the amount of connectivity ports integrated within the motherboards (usually of entry-level/budgetary standard) is not always enough for enthusiasts and gamers. Hence, there can appear an acute need for additional expansion cards, like ECU01.


SilverStone ECU01 is based on Etron EJ198 controller, featuring an additional SATA interface that is responsible for an efficient power supply. Moreover, the model supports UASP protocol that accelerates data transfer speed. If the current OS does not …
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