AMD Unveils Some Strategic Plans for 2013



Not so long ago AMD held a private presentation for investors and partners dedicated to the strategic plans for 2013. Its PDF-version has recently appeared online and immediately called attention of all interested parties. The most unexpected news concerned the long-awaited Steamroller micro-architecture. According to AMD, the debut of an advanced architecture will be accomplished in the current year, not in 2014 as it was informed earlier. Steamroller will be incorporated into an updated series of AMD Opteron server processors which are to ensure an improved efficiency level on parallel data processing operations.


The other promising piece of news touches upon the launch of a new APU series already this year: AMD Kabini and AMD Temash. Kabini is going to replace Brazos platform employed in small-sized multimedia systems and other hand portable solutions. In its turn, Temash is going to be implemented into highly-efficient tablet PCs, running under Windows 8 OS platform.
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Thermaltake Unveils Chaser A71 Full-Tower PC Chassis

Thermaltake has lately made an official presentation of a new full-tower chassis, entitled Chaser A71. The model features 565x205x537 mm dimensions and a rather stylish design. Its side panel contains an L-shape acrylic window that makes an exposure of all internal components. Moreover, the two out of four pre-installed fans are furnished with a bright blue LED that enigmatically illuminates the framework.



Being a full-tower solution, Chaser A71 is housed in a quite spacious case. It gladly welcomes ATX, mATX and Extended ATX motherboards, eight expansion cards of up to 344 mm in length, six hard drives or solid-state drives, three optical drives, a heatsink (of a liquid-cooling system) up to 240 mm, and a compatible power supply unit. The maximal supported CPU cooler height should not exceed 160 mm.


I/O panel is represented by a dense group of ports, indicators and keys: Power button, HDD activity indicator, a pair of USB 2.0 and the same number of USB 3.0 ports, and …

The First Data about AMD Ryzen R7 1800X, R7 1700X and R7 1700 Cost Have Been Revealed

From day to day we obtain more and more info about AMD Ryzen processors and changes in company naming. Data on several Ryzen CPUs prices are already available online and should be treated with caution, because AMD specialties’ success depends on their cost-productivity correlation.



Thus, a new series flagship, R7 1800X, will cost 600 EUR. Its overfrequency will make 4 GHz. The basic frequency is likely to be 3.6 GHz. This model claims to provide competition for the Intel Core i7-6900K product from the Broadwell-E family, which is sold at 1,000 USD. CPU R7 1700X is expected to cost 470 EUR and deliver the 3.8 GHz enhanced frequency. It is worth more, than Core i7-7700K, which costs 350 USD, thus we can assume, its productivity level will be higher. However, CPU R7 1700 with 3.7 GHz overfrequency will be retailed at the price tag of 390 EUR and feature just 65 W TDP.


One should take into account, that the prices indicated are meant for Europe; in the USA CPUs may be …
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