The Top-of-the-line Gaming Desktop by ASUS – ROG GR8 II

At CES 2017 ASUS has announced its latest gaming desktop model – ROG GR8 II. In outward appearance this PC resembles a book. It is designed in black with gold and red accents. The product weighs about 4 kg and has the following dimensions: 299 × 88 × 281.3 mm.



The framework encloses a Core i7-7700 (3.6/4.2 GHz) CPU with the Hyper-Threading technology support and up to 65 W of heat dissipation or the Intel Core i7-6700, Core i5-7400 or Core i5-6400 CPU, a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 3 GB of GDDR5 memory and popular VR-headsets compatibility.


The motherboard is based on the H110 and can work with DDR4-2133 or DDR4-2400 of up to 32 GB RAM modules, HDD and SSD. Various ASUS ROG GR8 II versions will possess the 128–512 GB M.2 SSD and/or 500 GB and 1 TB (7200 rpm) HDD. Windows 10 Home will be preinstalled.


The interface features two USB 3.0, one type A and one type C USB 3.1, two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort, RJ-45, an optical S/PDIF port, jacks for headphones …

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 …

AMD Announces the Development of Steamroller

Heightened demand for high-end processor solutions and ever rising competition make AMD constantly develop its products. This usually results in the release of really outstanding items, such as already acknowledged Bulldozer and Piledriver. Therefore, according to the words of the companies technical manager, Mark Papermaster, the development of a new processor architecture, codenamed Steamroller, is already on order of AMD's business. The ready-made products are sure to be released next year. Steamroller is called to become the third edition of Bulldozer architecture that launched last year and a loyal companion of Piledriver core.



The initial data witness that processors on Steamroller architecture will be designed in correspondence with 28 nm technological process. This should favorably affect their efficiency and enlarge the performance by 15-20% at equivalent power consumption and clock frequency. At the same time, Steamroller will improve all specifications implemented in …
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