AMD Launches a New Driver Package Catalyst 13.8 Beta2

AMD has launched a second version of driver package Catalyst 13.8 that is called to dramatically enhance the efficiency in some games. The soft is compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista OS (32-/64-bit), supporting AMD Radeon (5000/6000/7700/7800/7900 series) and AMD Mobility Radeon (5000M/6000M/7000M/8000M series) GPUs.

Users can expect the following improvements:

— the resolution of problems with the image quality in ‘Van Helsing’ on anti-aliasing activation via Catalyst Control Center;

— the minimization of frame pacing delays in ‘Sniper Elite’, ‘Watch Dogs’, ‘World of Warcraft’, and ‘Tomb Raider’;

— the elimination of game image distortion in ‘Doom 3 BFG Edition’;

— the increase in efficiency in ‘Minimum’ (in CrossFireX), ‘Castlevania Lords of Shadow’ (in CrossFireX), and ‘RIPD’;

— the 9% increase in fps efficiency in ‘Splinter Cell Blacklist’ (Ultra settings);

— the 25% increase in efficiency in ‘Saints Row …

Here Comes the 2nd Generation of Enermax Revolution X’t PSUs

Following the success of Revolution X’t series of power supply units, Enermax has introduced the second generation of revolutionary solutions: the Revolution X’T II. The series counts four models of 160x150x86 mm dimensions, each complying with 80Plus Gold certificate (up to 92% efficiency level). All the new-comers are able to operate in a wide voltage range (100-240 V) to meet the requirements of different PC platforms.

Enermax Revolution X’t II units come equipped with a single +12V rail with high output capability, high-end Japanese electrolytic capacitors, DC-to-DC converters as well as other reliable hardware. The chassis is cooled down by 139-mm fan, based on patented Twister bearing; consequently, the fan is estimated for 160.000 hours of fail-safe activity.

In order to reduce the end price of the models, Enermax has implemented hybrid cabling: key cables are connected to the chassis, while accessory cables might be detached when unnecessary. The units …

The growth of laptop shipments in the second quarter was 5%

Global laptop shipments have faced with glut stocks in March and a weakening global economy in May. That caused the situation of reaching a growth of supply in the second quarter of the year only for 5% compared with the previous, and it fell by 1.8% compared with this period year ago. Shipments totalled just over 50 million units, according to analysts.

Numbers of Acer and Lenovo laptop shipments were at the average level on the world market in comparison the first quarter of the year. Shipments of mobile PCs from HP, Dell and Toshiba have fallen to 4-7%. Most of all with the increase of supply by 36% managed its shipment the ASUS Company.

It is interesting that HP may soon lose its title of leader in the laptop market — China's Lenovo breathes down its neck, lagging behind only with 500,000 units. ASUS surpassed Dell, becoming the fourth largest producer of mobile PCs in the world with a share of 11.3%, and Apple and Samsung are in the seventh and eighth places …
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