The Release of Two 3D Graphics Cards from Sparkle Computer

Sparkle Computer, a Taiwanese supplier of graphics solutions and consumer electronics, has released two 3D graphics cards simultaneously. The two models have been codenamed Calibre X680 Captain and Calibre X670 Captain. Both cards are based on Nvidia GK104 GPUs developed under 28 nm standards. The chief peculiarity of the products is the integration of extraordinary cooler CoolPro; the uncommonness is seen in the localization of three fans that found their places under the radiator. This radiator is connected with the base, which is in direct touch with GPU, by means of six heat pipes.

Calibre X680 Captain and Calibre X670 Captain are equipped with DisplayPort, DVI, DVI-D, and HDMI video outputs. Graphics cards employ PCI Express 3.0 interface and support DirextX 11 interface, as well as, such Nvidia technologies as CUDA, PhysX, 3D Vision, and 3D Vision Surround. They are also notable for the availability of eight-phase voltage regulators and the enhanced depth of ground on the …

Logitec Starts Selling Three New DVD Drives

Japanese manufacturer Logitec started a sales campaign of its three portative DVD drives. The drives have been codenamed LDV-PA8U2VBK, LDR-PMF8U2V and LDR-PMF8U3L. All three models boast the availability of correspondence to Windows 8 certificates; this implies that users won't encounter any complications in their attempts to install the drives into the systems based on Windows 8 OS. According to the average price estimates, LDV-PA8U2VBK model will cost approximately $63, LDR-PMF8U2V — $60, and LDR-PMF8U3L — $67.

The released models feature a lot of common, as well as, unique characteristics. Thus, LDV-PA8U2VBK model is a DVD-ROM drive supporting USB 2.0 interface. It features 132x146x15 mm dimensions and provides the users with Nero Kwik Media and Kiwi DVD licenses.

To continue, LDR-PMF8U2V model serves DVD RW/DVD-RAM drive means. It also supports USB 2.0 interface and is delivered with Nero 12 Essentials license. This DVD drive is notable for 136x142x19 mm dimensions …

ARM Readies Cortex-A72 and Mali-T880 for Mobile Devices

ARM has just announced a series of solutions for the upcoming next-generation mobile SoC. The most notable developments are Cortex-A72 processor and Mali-T880 graphics. According to the manufacturer, both components will be interconnected within SoC by means of CoreLink – CCI-500. The launch of new items is scheduled for 2016. Rockchip, MediaTek and HiSilicon are among the companies to integrate both elaborations into their products.

It should be noted that Cortex- A72 is a successor of Cortex-A57, taking analogous 64-bit operations but demonstrating three times higher performance. The new-comer will be designed under 16 nm FinFET+ technological process. Its layout corresponds to big.LITTLE framework requirements; this promotes for its combination with other ARM cores.

As far as Mali-T880 GPU is concerned, it provides for 1.8 response time increase if compared with the Mali-T760 model. Herewith, its power consumption is reduced by 40%. Moreover, this GPU might support 4K …
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