Next year TSMC will start manufacturing the first 20nm chips

The Taiwanese company TSMC confirmed its intention to start production of chips using 20 nm technological processes in 2013. However, for now the company does not plan its production on an industrial scale and will release the first chips in a limited quantities, giving them a total of 1% of production capacity. According to the head of the company, the mass production of semiconductor chips with this technology will not begin until 2014.



Meanwhile TSMC Company is going to produce only one version of the chip, which will be able to enter into the wide range of devices, from smart phones with low-power to high-performance graphics cards. For comparison, the Taiwanese company currently has four different output chips on 28-nm technology. These are 28LP (poly / SiON) for low-power low-cost chips, 28HPL (HKMG) for use in low power applications, 28HP (HKMG) for high-performance chips and 28HPM (HKMG). The latest version combines elements of high-performance chips with high efficiency …

Zotac GeForce 640 GT: Kepler for $ 100

The emergence of a new GPU architecture does not only make records in the performance of high-end graphics cards, but often changes the idea of what to expect from an inexpensive card with a low TDP. Let see what can offer GT 640 — associate member of the family Kepler



The lower segment of the GeForce 600 is already fully staffed. In retail, there are cards GT 610, GT 620, GT 630 and GT 640, and in the OEM- channels additionally supplied GeForce 605. But among all of them, only GT 640 can be called a fully new model, since it is based on the architecture of Kepler, and the remaining cards are a familiar model series GeForce 400 and GeForce 500 Architecture (Fermi) with certain minor modifications.


GeForce 640 is based on the GK107 chip, which previously debuted in accelerators GeForce 640M. The performance of the last was comprehensively studied on the laptop Acer Aspire M3-581TG: compared to the GeForce 540M new chip provides a very nice speed boost. GK107 contains one …

High-Contrast Monitor BenQ BL2711U Review

There are plenty of good monitors nowadays. Nonetheless, not all of them offer a comprehensive list of much-thought facilities. BenQ decided to fill up the gap by introducing BL2711U display. The model boasts not only a remarkable image presentation but also an improved functionality. Let’s review BenQ BL2711U in more details.



Highlights


BenQ BL2711U features the following specifications:

— panel type: IPS with W-LED backlight;

— dimensions: 639x411(551)x240 mm with the stand, 27-inch diagonal;

— aspect ratio: 16:9;

— resolution: 3840x2160 pixels;

— viewing angles: 178/178 degrees h/v;

— maximal brightness: 300 cd/m2;

— contract index: static — 1000:1, dynamic – 20M:1;

— response time: 12 ms, 4 ms in GtG environment;

— amount of displayed colors: 1.07 billion;

— power consumption: maximal – 42 W, idle/standby mode – 0.5 W;

— audio: onboard speakers, 3 W each;

— interfaces: video – DisplayPort 1.2, DL …
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