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HIS 7850 IceQ Turbo CrossFire

INTRODUCTION We’ve seen many Radeon 7000 series graphics cards over the better part of this year, from flagship 7970 to entry 7750 models, and for the most part we’ve been impressed. The commonality amongst these reviews has been they’re all single card setups, with a few exceptions, and we often field questions about whether a CrossFire setup makes sense for a particular card. Adding a second card to boost gaming performance certainly has its positives, but a few potential downsides can exist. But the real question is whether the added expenditure actually makes sense in terms of performance vs value. For example, does it make sense to sell that Radeon 7850 and upgrade to a 7970, or should you add a second 7850 instead? Good question, indeed. Today we’re looking at just such a situation, as we put two HIS 7850 IceQ Turbo cards in CrossFire, along with a single card setup, to see what exactly to expect. We hope to answer that question, and see if two of these cards make better sense than going up to a single 7970. There are other considerations, such as driver optimizations, game profiles, heat output, and so forth, but many of those variables are dependent upon what your gaming and computer situation tends to be, and what your preferences might tilt toward. Instead, we’ll focus simply on the numbers today, in order to find out the raw horsepower and value for your hard earned money. Let’s take a closer look at these HIS 7850 IceQ Turbo ...



AOC Goes Slim with Its New 23-inch Virtually Borderless IPS Monitor

AOC’s compact i2367fh HD monitor offers a design-friendly, energy-efficient and affordable option for multiple monitor setups Fremont, Calif. – November 20, 2012 – AOC, worldwide leader in monitor display technology, announces the retail availability of the i2367fh, a virtually borderless 23-inch monitor that is perfect for both workstations and gaming setups. The display’s Advanced High-Performance In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology and 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio provide enhanced picture quality, higher definition, better color accuracy and greater light transmission. Blu-ray players, game consoles and other devices connect effortlessly through the integrated HDMI port, and the built-in speakers eliminate the need for external audio. The 23-inch IPS display has a 2mm bezel that gives the monitor a sleek, borderless appearance. The monitor’s artistic design also features a metallic hook-shaped stand that allows for two different setup modes of viewing – as a photo frame style without a base or a standard function stand. The AOC i2367fh is available now for $199 at B & H Photo and Amazon.com. “The i2367fh, part of our AOC 67 series, combines smart technology with style,” said AOC North America Marketing Manager Chris Brown. “This monitor provides performance, affordability and design like no other display on the market today.” The ENERGY STAR i2367fh combines impressive display technology with energy-efficiency. The WLED backlit panel consu...



Genius Announces Full HD Vehicle Recorder with a Wide Angle Lens

Capture the Whole Road in High Definition Genius is pleased to announce the DVR-FHD560, a full HD vehicle recorder with a wide angle lens. With this 1080p vehicle recorder, drivers are able to protect themselves with reliable evidence in the case of any unforeseen accident. The lens of the DVR-FHD560 has a wide 128° viewing angle so to capture the whole road. The special design of this lens allows it to rotate 180°, so drivers can easily record traffic on either side of the vehicle. The DVR-FHD560 even records well at night with its low light enhancement sensor. The recording can be either be viewed in real-time or later in playback mode on the 2.4″ LCD screen. The LCD screen rotates 270° so that drivers can view videos from almost every angle. The Genius DVR-FHD560 is easily mounted to the front windshield with the included adjustable mounting unit. By taking off the mount, the DVR-FHD560 can be used as a digital video recorder to capture videos of family and friends. SD and SDHC cards up to 32GB in capacity are supported and there is also a HDMI interface. The 600 mAh Li-ion battery means the DVR-FHD560 can record a long time without needing a recharge. However, when it does run out of power this vehicle recorder can easily plugged into the cigarette lighter in the car using the included power adapter. The DVR-FHD560 also comes with a USB cable for transfering data to your computer or charging at home. The DVR-FHD560 is now available in the US and Canada for the...



Noctua complements new fan series with 140mm models

Noctua today introduced its new NF-A14 FLX, NF-A14 ULN and NF-A15 PWM 140mm fans that complement the recently announced A-series of premium quality quiet fans. Like the previously presented NF-A4x10, NF-A6x25 and NF-A9x14, the new 140mm models feature Noctua’s novel AAO frames as well as the series’ signature Flow Acceleration Channels for reduced boundary layer separation and improved aerodynamic efficiency. Reference class SSO2 bearing and 6 years manufacturer’s warranty make the NF-A15 and NF-A14 a stand-out choice for all noise-sensitive 140 mm applications. “Introduced in 2009, our NF-P14 has become a default-choice among PC enthusiasts looking for a premium quality, quiet 140mm fan, so we’re excited to further improve its much acclaimed airflow to noise ratio with the new NF-A14 and NF-A15”, says Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. “The A14 and A15 models all sport the key features of our new A-series fans and now come in both round and square frame design.” Whereas the NF-A15’s round frame features 120mm mounting holes (105 mm spacing) and has been enlarged to a width of 150mm in order to provide superior performance on today’s high-end CPU coolers, the NF-A14 models’ square shape and 140mm mounting holes (124.5mm spacing) make them ideal for use on watercooling radiators or as an upgrade for 140mm case fans. Tailor-made for use on CPU coolers, the NF-A15 PWM comes with Noctua’s custom designed NE-F...





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