Greeting New MSI Radeon R7 and Radeon R9 Graphics Cards Series

Right after an official release of new GPU solutions from AMD, the entire galaxy of graphics cards has filled out the market. MSI was among the first companies to introduce its Radeon R7 and R9 solutions, which replenished three brand lineups: Gaming, Classic and Overclocking. All the models are intended at entry-level users with standard graphics needs, as well as at hard-core enthusiasts with rather steep demands.



MSI Gaming series has been supplemented by three new products, codenamed Radeon R9 270, Radeon R9 270X, and Radeon R9 280X. All of them boast the incorporation of Military Class 4 components to provide for a more reliable functioning. In regard to cooling, the products are equipped with Twin Frozr IV Advanced cooler. Along with the adapters, MSI delivers a dedicated Gaming APP program; it optimizes and enhances their performance by activating the pre-installed profiles with heightened clock frequencies.


To continue, Classic series has also been replenished …

Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.



General Specs


Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.


PCB Layout


All hardware base components are …

Thermalright to Release a New Venomous X RT Rev.SB-E Cooler



Less than a week is left till the official launch of a new CPU cooler from Thermalright, codenamed Venomous X RT Rev.SB-E. The product is going to hit the market already on 12 April and will cost around $69. One of the key peculiarities assigned to the novel lies in its universal bracket system that promotes for a hassle-free installation into the majority of present-day platforms: AMD Socket AM2(+), FM2, FM1, AM3(+), as well as Intel Socket 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011.


This tower-type CPU cooler consists of a large heatsink, six heat pipes and a single fan. The heatsink is made of aluminum and has got nickel-plated cooper base. Its dimensions feature 127x60x160 mm. The integrated heatpipes boast nickel-plated coverage that ensures longer durability and better heat removal performance.


Thermalright Venomous X RT Rev.SB-E is equipped with TY-120 fan, featuring 120x120x25 mm dimensions and 95 g weight. Its operation is monitored by means of PWM technology that …
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