Gigabyte Unveils GTX 1080 D5X 8G Graphics Card

Gigabyte has gladdened all enthusiasts with the launch of a high-performance video card, entitled GeForce GTX D5X 8G. The new-comer boasts mill overclocking, a modified design & the implementation of a 3-fan cooler. The model comes equipped with Nvidia GP104-400 GPU that offers two operational modes: Gaming & OC. In Gaming mode the core runs at 1607/1733 MHz frequency, while in OC mode it rises up to 1632/1771 MHz frequency.



The GPU is accompanied by 8 GB of GDDR5X memory that operates at an effective index of 10010 MHz. The PCB is perfected by Ultra Durable VGA hardware base with the employment of copper in some layers as well as an enforced power supply subsystem (8+2-phase).


Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 D5X 8G accommodates WindForce 3X cooler. It consists of three composite copper heatpipes, a dual-section aluminum heatsink, a backplate, and three fans. It should be noted that when the system loading is insufficient, the cooler goes to the passive mode.


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HP Employs Processors AMD Athlon II X2 221 and Sempron X2 198

The release of hybrid AMD processors of A series was announced about a year ago, however, their actual appearance in the market was delayed for a few months. It is a well-known fact that a part of those processors for Socket FM1 platform has got idle graphics block; this part of processors has been codenamed Athlon and Sempron. The two processor models from this series Athlon II X2 221 and Sempron X2 198 can be currently found in PCs manufactured by HP company.



Both processors have been observed in the list of specifications of desktop PCs delivered by HP: Athlon II X2 221 is employed in HP Pavillon p6-1169cx and p6-1226cn models, while Sempron X2 198 is employed in HP Pavillion p6-1152cx, 1230cx, 1231cx, and 1159cx models. The major peculiarity of such technological solution is that HP PCs with those processors are delivered only to the Chinese market.


Two-core Athlon II X2 221 operates at 2.8 GHz frequency, and accommodates 1 MB cache memory of the second level. It is …

ARM Readies Cortex-A72 and Mali-T880 for Mobile Devices

ARM has just announced a series of solutions for the upcoming next-generation mobile SoC. The most notable developments are Cortex-A72 processor and Mali-T880 graphics. According to the manufacturer, both components will be interconnected within SoC by means of CoreLink – CCI-500. The launch of new items is scheduled for 2016. Rockchip, MediaTek and HiSilicon are among the companies to integrate both elaborations into their products.



It should be noted that Cortex- A72 is a successor of Cortex-A57, taking analogous 64-bit operations but demonstrating three times higher performance. The new-comer will be designed under 16 nm FinFET+ technological process. Its layout corresponds to big.LITTLE framework requirements; this promotes for its combination with other ARM cores.


As far as Mali-T880 GPU is concerned, it provides for 1.8 response time increase if compared with the Mali-T760 model. Herewith, its power consumption is reduced by 40%. Moreover, this GPU might support 4K …
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