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 …

Seven-Port USB 3.0 Hub H7988-U3 from Orico

Chinese company Orico has just voiced good news for all people craving for a comprehensive device which enables numerous USB 3.0 connections. Its new seven-port hub H7988-U3 is able to satisfy the needs of any customer who feels the need for several simultaneous USB 3.0 connections. This is not the first Orico's attempt to produce a really multi-functional device. The company has recently introduced PC expansion chip with PCI Express x1 interface which involved seven ports as well. Analogous functionality has been implemented in a new external hub H7988-U3.

Orico H7988-U3 goes in two color variants (black and white) and is based on VIA VL801 controller. The framework of the hub is rather suitable for the multi-connection operations. All available USB 3.0 ports are located on the side plates: three ports on the frontal plate, and two in each side plates. The rear plate accommodates the switch, USB 3.0 port to be connected with PC, and input to be connected with the power network …

OCZ Announces the Release of Agility4

OCZ company representatives have proudly announced the release of their new SSD child of Agility 4 series. Agility4 series embraces four models which correspond to the 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB volume capacity parameters. Agility4 developers claim that their new series is the balance of performance, speed and reliability at the same time.

The new series is based on Indilinx Everest 2 controller and is equipped with SATA III interface. SSD Agility4 is built on flash-memory chips of MLC NAND type which are destined to sustain up to 2 million hours of fail-proof operability. These chips support TRIM and SMART technologies and are sure to involve ECC option to monitor and remove all detected errors. The other peculiar feature of Agility4 SSDs is the availability of DRAM cache-memory of 1 GB volume capacity. In addition, SSDs have an integrated option of automatic encoding according to AES algorithm.

It should be mentioned that each individual model in a series proves …
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