Overview of the AMD Radeon RX 580 Video Card

Almost a year has passed since the announcement of the AMD mid-price video card – Radeon RX 480 which is a bestseller on the market. It is not difficult to guess why: good performance for the cost, as well as decent energy efficiency, previously unavailable to users of the company's graphics solutions, have turned out to be good.


But the model has one flaw, or rather a feature – in pursuit of a high ratio of speed and power consumption, AMD developers have been so carried away by this goal that they have absolutely forgotten about the potential rival that has not been sitting idly by. The GeForce GTX 1060 family has been updated with several modifications: with three and six gigabytes of memory, with reference and increased memory frequency.


As a result, the emerging AMD has to compete for the leading places with two competitors. To this end, engineers have taken the energy efficiency issue to a secondary place and start to optimizing in the pursuit of speed.


Both …

EK Water Blocks to Pass Out EK-CoolStream WE Heatsinks

EK Water Blocks, a renowned manufacturer of enthusiast-level waterblocks, is about to vend its newest series of heatsinks. Codenamed EK-CoolStream WE, the new-comers feature Circle SQuare (CSQ) design that shows compatibility with practically all water/liquid-cooling systems. They employ high-quality copper pipes and fins, as well as brass alloy enclosures which provide for an adequate cooling of entrusted components.



EK-CoolStream WE heatsinks are ready to welcome additional fans of 180x180x25 mm dimensions. Most notably, the company recommends using EK-FAN 180 PWM fan based on a fluid-dynamic bearing, estimated for 30.000 hours of foolproof operation. This model operates at 500-900 RPM, ensuring sufficient airflow thanks to the well-trimmed blades. The installation of fittings is possible due to the availability of G ¼ thread.


Pricing depends on the delivery kit. Therefore, a unitary heatsink of 180 mm costs 61.95 EUR, dual heatsink of 360 mm comes at 84.95 EUR, and …

Cooler Master Eisberg 240L Prestige: Liquid Cooler with Advanced Facilities

The majority of liquid cooling systems are developed with the implementation of practically identical hardware base. Nonetheless, Cooler Master stepped forward with introducing a cooler that involves the components of a higher level and that can be supplemented by some other components (if necessary). Codenamed Cooler Master Eisberg 240L Prestige, this model is an efficient tool in the hands of true cooling connoisseurs. Still, in order to judge about its efficiency, it’s necessary to review it from different angles.



Specifications


Liquid cooler Eisberg 240L Prestige features the following specifications:


1. heatsink: dimensions – 276x125x30 mm, material – copper;

2. pump: dimensions – 65.7x66.66.9 mm, bearing type – CFF1, performance – 400 liters/hour, nominal voltage – 12 V, noise level – up to 25 dB, recorded power consumption – 6.2 W, MTBF – 50.000 hours;

3. waterblock: material/structure – copper/micro-channel JetStream structure, …
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