AMD releases new video accelerators and FirePro first APU for workstations

The debut of a new line of graphics cards AMD FirePro Wx000 on base of graphics processors family Southern Islands (28 nm) is also known as the basis for gaming decisions Radeon HD 7000.

Single-chip FirePro W9000 includes a GPU Taxiti XT 4 teraflops of performance when dealing with numbers and a single-precision teraflops in operations with double precision. The volume of on-board video memory is 6 GB of GDDR5, the recommended price — $ 4000. Scope of the discrete graphics FirePro / Southern Islands is traditional: CAD-applications that work with the media content, and system digital signage.

One position lower is FirePro W8000. It uses the kernel Tahiti Pro or XT, characterized by Tflops/806 3.23 Gflops of performance, memory capacity of 4 GB and a price tag of $ 1,600. Even lower in the hierarchy is the FirePro W7000. The card is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 RAM and the chip Pitcairn XT (Radeon HD 7870). Performance, according to AMD, is 2.4 Gflops Tflops/152 when …

Meet New Offbeat 284E5QHAD Monitor from Philips

MMD, a licensed developer of PC monitors under Philips brand, has recently announced the release of a new high-end model: the 28-inch 284E5QHAD. The model is differentiated not only by a large display, unprecedented viewing experience and an astonishing design, but also by the availability of inbuilt speakers of 14 W power (7 W each). According to MMD, the product is an ideal means for web surfing, photo/video viewing, and management of power-intensive graphics design applications.

Philips 284E5QHAD is based on MVA panel, accompanied by W-LED backlit. The panel guarantees image production in Full HD resolution, as well as a lot of other valuable specifications: wide viewing angles (176/176 degrees H/V), the support for SmartContrast technology that ensures 20M:1 dynamic contrast index, the maximal brightness of 300 cd/m2, and the maximal number of displayed colors – 16.7 million.

To proceed with the facilities, the 284E5QHAD is thought to support SmartImage Lite …

Ultrabook Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon will debut on August 21

In May this year, Lenovo, HP, along with being the largest manufacturer of branded PCs, has announced plans to release 14-inch ultrabook premium-level ThinkPad X1 Carbon. In order to attract affluent buyers who are in search of a fashion mini-PC, the frame and lid are made of CFRP (carbon fiber) — lightweight and durable material that is used, including in the aerospace industry, and expensive cars. Due to this, the thickness of the laptop is reduced to 17.7 mm, and weights — up to 1.36 kg.

Screen of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a resolution of 1600x900 pixels, a maximum brightness of 300 and wide viewing angles. Graphic system is presented by built Adapter Intel HD 4000 into the processor Ivy Bridge. RAM is 4 GB and can be expanded up to 8 GB. Keyboard ThinkPad Precision doesn’t have numeric keypad, but it has an LED backlight.

In addition, the novelty has a webcam 720p, battery with a resource of battery life of up to 6 h 20 min., fingerprint scanner, connectors …
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