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Diamond Boost Radeon R9 270X Review

Overclocking Diamond's R9 270X was about as straight forward as it gets. With a lack of voltage control the only means of improving current flow to the core was by increasing the power limit settings. By maxing this setting out at +20%, I was able to boost the core clock speed on the Pitcairn-based core to 1190MHz - a 140MHz boost in clock speed over the default 1050MHz. Having worked with a couple R9 270X cards already, I had a good idea of where the core clock speed would end up, but each and every sample is different. Sometimes you get a (pardon the pun) "Diamond" in the rough. Memory overclocking also fell into the expected range. Based on the SK Hynix GDDR5 memory ICs used, around 1600MHz is a reasonable clock speed for the memory on this card from Diamond. This card was able deliver a 200MHz increase in the GDDR5 memory speeds over the as delivered 1400MHz. The boost of the memory clock speed to 1600MHz delivers a 6400MHz data rate versus the stock 5600MHz data rate for some help when the memory is your bottleneck. Keeping the card cool is paramount to getting stable clock speeds at higher than the rated capabilities of the hardware. Bumping the fan speed up to 100% helps cool the R9 270X down enough to bring stability at the clock speeds tested.

Diamond Wireless Range Extender WR300NSI

Diamond Wireless Range Extender WR300NSI Review

Quality of wireless connectivity is subject to many factors, a few being congestion, mismatched protocols, and range. Range is the simplest to fix with hardware like Diamond’s Wireless Range Extender WR300NSI. Diamond has equipped WR300NSI with a signal strength indicator and fancy firmware. Are these features enough to successfully boost your wireless signal? We dive into this question and more in the full review.


Diamond Wireless Bluetooth Music Receiver Review

Over the past few months I have been hooking up my phone to my Stereo or PC speakers via a 3.5mm audio jack. Which also means I have to leave it plugged in next to my TV or my PC and when I receive a phone call I then have to remove the phone and answer and redo the whole process when I get off the phone. I have a very nice home theatre system and really don't feel the need to upgrade to get the special perks of some of the new technology. Portable Bluetooth speakers are great when you're out on the go but not when you want to be in your house and want to listen to music on your home theatre system. Well over the past few years there have been some options, but they all cost a good chunk of change. A few weeks ago I received the Diamond Wireless Music Receiver which broadcasts over Bluetooth. Lets take a look and see if this wireless music receiver will fit your needs in your house.

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