Monthly Archives July 2014

SilentiumPC, new low profile Heatsink/Fan.

SilentiumPC has been a leading innovator in Air Coolers for CPU’s, known for their extremely powerful vapor chamber coolers. But they recently released an extremely low profile cooler called the¬†Infantis LP812. Being a staggering 29.5mm tall, it definitely has it’s place for small cube and rectangular builds with minimal clearance. Using the same style of installation as normal Intel push-pin configurations, it should go in without any assistance of a backplate or mounting device. Unfortunately, no adapter or revision of it is currently made to support AMD but it is made specifically for the LGA 1150 socket for the 4th generation Haswell processors. It can dissipate up to 65 W of thermal energy being released from the processor while the 80mm fan works in unison to spin upwards of 600 to 3000 RPM’s to help. Definitely not for the overclocking kings of the world, but for only $19, it’s worth the buy.¬†SilentiumPC_Infantis_LP812_01_w_600

Titan Z VS R9 295×2

Both the Titan Z and the R9 295×2 were released back early this year. But after extensive testing in several different categories. The clear winner is the R9 295×2

AMD completely blew this series high-end GPU’s out of the water compared to Nvidia. Both GPU’s went head to head, Nvidia going against the 295×2 with a nearly half the price of the Titan Z at a whopping $3,000 dollar price tag, compared to $1,499 for the 295×2

Figuring that large of a difference must account for loads of different performance for those extras dollars, right? Wrong.

Rigorous performance tests have been done over the last 3 months since it’s release. The 295×2 paces past the Titan Z at an entire 35% extra power gain compared to the Titan Z at half the price! Power consumption, clock speed, reference cooling, and of course overall performance the R9 295×2 completely demolishes the Titan Z. The only thing the Titan Z has going for it is the fact it rocks a higher memory clock speed and 12GBs of VRAM compared to the 295×2′s 8GBs VRAM, a small loss for such a massive gain at again, half the price!

If you truly need the best video card in the world, the R9 295×2 is the card to have.

  • 5632 Stream Processors. 2816 Per GPU
  • 8GBs GDDR5 Dedicated VRAM
  • Dual 512-bit Memory Interface
  • Dual Liquid Cooled GPU’s with 120mm radiator
  • Dedicated VRM 80mm Fan