Promising Speed Forecasts for AMD Radeon 8000 Sea Islands

AMD is continuing its work on the new GPU generation codenamed ‘Sea Islands’. The new series is prognosticated to be released in the coming winter. All the products with this GPU will be branded Radeon 8000. AMD manufacturers claim that their new graphic processing units will be 40% more efficient due to the implemented advanced technologies. There is not so much news about the future GPU architecture, although cardinal changes are barely possible.



Sea Islands chips will be equipped with 5.1 billion transistors as compared with the current 4.3 billion items applied in the products. This augmentation will facilitate the increment of efficiency. The chips will be developed according to the already tried-and-proven 28 nm technological requirements. The increase of transistors is not as large due to the adherence to the ascribed norms. It should be underlined that the implementation of the old technologies does not imply the considerable warming up of the chips; the developments …

Kingston Showcases High-Capacity SSDNow KC400 Drives

Kingston has expanded its SSDNow lineup of solid-state drives by KC400 series. It entails four high-capacity 2.5-inch models: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB. All of them are based on a 4-core 8-channel Phison 3110 controller and SATA III interface. The new-comers feature 100.1x69.8x7.0 mm dimension only and are shipped with a 5-year’s limited warranty.



Kingston SSDNow KC400 drives support SmartECC technology that serves for the maximal protection of data purposes. In addition, they accommodate SmartRefresh technology that saves the data from reading errors. The availability of onboard dedicated software ensures that the models could restart after emergency power shutdown.


All SSDs boast quite high cumulative volume of written data. The drives are able to operate in a wide range of temperatures (from -40 to +85). Their maximal power consumption index equals to 3.74 W on reading and 0.255 W in idle mode.


Moreover, the KC400 series offers unprecedented performance …

Giada announced the sale of Mini PC i53 based on Ivy Bridge

The range manufactured by SHENZHEN JIEHE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., Ltd. of small-sized desktop computers is provided by Giada company.



Developer of productive PC in nettop form factor, announced sales of the new Mini PC i53, using mobile processors Core i3/i5/i7-3000 (Ivy Bridge) and the platform Intel HM76. The trump of the computer is its dimensions — 192 (W) x 155 (W) x 26 (H) mm, which roughly corresponds to the usual format of the book.


Giada Mini PC i53 is made ​​in the case of strict colour. It has a built-in graphics Intel HD 4000, from 2 to 4 GB of RAM SO-DIMM DDR3, 2,5-inch hard disk drive with 320 or 500 GB, wireless adapters Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n) and Bluetooth. On the hull there are USB 2.0 (4), USB 3.0 (1) ports, card reader SD / MMC / MS / MS Pro, video outputs HDMI and D-Sub, headphone and microphone slots. There is an external power supply, with power 30 watts. Optionally Windows 7 Home Premium OS is attached to a computer.

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