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 …

It Happened: the Phanteks Enthoo Elite Pre-order Is Real Now

Phanteks has worked very hard to produce its new extraordinary RGB-backlit PC case – Enthoo Elite, and nowadays it is available for pre-order at a price of £800. This Big-Tower chassis with the dimensions of 270 x 750 x 615 mm is supplied in the special shipment case and has a steel frame and 4 mm aluminium panels. The tempered glass side panel and modular structure let anyone see inner parts and customize the case to meet one’s demands.



Phanteks Enthoo Elite is able to hold an E-ATX system with a CPU cooler of up to 21 cm height, as well as graphic cards of any length. An additional Mini-ITX system can be installed. The novelty is powered by two ATX supply units or one ATX supply unit combined with the Phanteks Power Splitter.


There is enough space for five 140 mm fans and two hubs for PWM fans connection. Up to four 480 mm radiators and a big reservoir for the water cooling system can be mounted. Customers can also use fittings for pumps.


The interface is …

One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.



CPU & Memory


Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).


The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …
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