PC Enclosure Cougar Evolution (Askot 6GR1) Review

PC enclosures developed by Cougar are not frequenters in the global market. Still, the company's line of products is replenishing with ever newer models that might compete for the market dominance with a lot more renowned suppliers. Its latest creation, Evolution (Askot 6GR1), was released with a dual brand: Cougar and Askot. In the majority of cases, Askot enclosures fill up the line of Cougar's products, but sometimes its cases single out as a separate brand. Casting aside all marketing issues, Cougar Evolution (Askot 6GR1) is a worthy representative of contemporary PC chassis segment that offers a bunch of typical and a few singular facilities to all potential customers.



Design


Enclosure Askot 6GR1 features visually unpretentious design without any bright points or voluminous salient elements. Nevertheless, more intent inspection uncovers the whole beauty of this case: the availability of prominent ribs on the frontal panel, an unusual pattern of the frontal and top …

The Mid-Tower X2 Samurai Case from Spire Is ATX and MicroATX Motherboards Compatible

The X2 products range of the Dutch-Chinese Spire Company has been replenished by a new Mid-Tower Samurai chassis, which is ATX and MicroATX motherboards compatible.



X2 Samurai is produced out of 0.5 mm SPCC steel and is capable to hold seven 1-slot expansion cards, an АТХ-compatible power unit, two 3.5” and a pair of 2.5” drives, as well as two devices of the 5,25” format. This novelty allows to install up to five 120 mm fans.


The PC case is designed in two versions: with a fully acrylic and with a perforated side panel, providing a prospect for installing 2 extra 120 mm fans. Please, note, that the X2 Samurai supply kit doesn’t include illuminated fans, which, however, add showiness to outer appearance. The I/O panel features one USB 2.0, two USB 3.0 ports, a universal card-reader slot and a couple of Mini-Jack.


The Mid-Tower X2 Samurai Case weighs around 4.4 kg and possesses the following dimensions: 445 х 200 х 455 mm. It is already delivered to …

Greeting Small-Sized HIS R9 270 iCooler Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

The middle-end lineup of HIS’ proprietary graphics cards has been refilled with a new small-sized model: the R9 270 iCooler Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5. It features 190x125x45 mm dimensions and maintains an etalon clock frequency template. Hence, its price won’t differ too much from the recommended one. The new-comer boasts a bright design with a blue PCB and light-blue fan blades. Despite the appurtenance to the middle-end segment, the card is able to demonstrate quite an appropriate performance.



As seen from the codename, HIS R9 270 iCooler Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 is equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 video memory. The latter employs 256-bit interface and runs at 1400 MHz (nominal)/5600 MHz (effective) frequency. The heart of the card is AMD Radeon R9 270 GPU (28 nm, Curacao Pro architecture) with 1280 stream processors, 80 TMUs, and 32 ROPs. Its basic clock frequency makes up 900 MHz, while on overclocking this index rises to 925 MHZ.


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