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 …

Motherboard Asus Z97-Deluxe Review: Getting to Know a New Intel’s Chipset

Intel’s Z-series chipsets have been recently supplemented by a new Z97 Express companion. Its release coincides with the launch of an updated Haswell Refresh CPU line for LGA 1150 socket. The new platform is thought to support PCI Express M.2 interface that substitutes an old-fashioned mSATA one. It is also supposed to support SATA Express interface and the forthcoming Intel Core 5th generation CPUs. What are the real differences between Z97 and preceding chipsets? Let’s find it out through the example of Asus Z97-Deluxe motherboard.

Basic Specifications

— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— chipset and CPUs: Intel Z97 Express, 4th/5th gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors for Socket LGA 1150;

— interface: DMI 2.0, 20 Gb/sec;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR3 standard, two-channel, 64 GB ultimate capacity, 1066 MHz-3300 (OC) MHz frequencies;

— multi-GPU support: AMD CrossFireX, Nvidia SLI;

— expansion slots: 3x PCI-e 3.0 x16, 4x PCI-e 2.0 …

Eizo Showcases a New Gaming Monitor Foris FG2421

Eizo Nanao Corporation, a well-known Japanese manufacturer of visual solutions, has just introduced its newest Full HD monitor, intended for inveterate gamers and movie fans. The Foris FG2421 features 23.8-inch display with a standard 16:9 aspect ratio and the resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. It is based on VA panel and supports a wide variety of advanced technologies.

The VA panel is characterized by wide viewing angles (176/176 degrees H/V), dramatically fast response time – 1 ms, good refresh rate – 240 Hz, and static contrast of 5000:1. The model is able to display up to 16.7 million colors with the maximal brightness of 400 cd/m2. The incorporation of Turbo 240 technology allows for the conversion of two 120 Hz signals into a single 240 Hz signal, due to the adjustment of LED.

In addition to Turbo 240, Eizo Foris FG2421 supports Smart Insight technology with five pre-installed gaming profiles for RTS and FPS. Moreover, it goes with a set of standard profiles for a …
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