They Did It! Official Release of AMD Radeon HD 7990 ‘Malta’

Much rumored reference graphics adapter from AMD has been recently officially introduced. As it was suggested before, Radeon HD 7990, codenamed ‘Malta’, employs two Tahiti XT2 GPUs, each of which contains 128 TMUs, 32 rasterization blocks (ROPs), and 2048 current processors (GCN architecture). Smooth work of both graphics cores is synchronized by means of PLX PEX8747 controller that supports 48 lines of PCI Express 3.0. Nominal clock frequencies ascribed to GPUs operation equal to 950 MHz, but Turbo mode enables the increase of frequencies up to 1000 MHz.

Video memory is represented by GDDR5 memory modules, the overall capacity of which equals to 6 GB (3 GB per each graphics core). Memory modules utilize 384-bit bus and run at 6000 MHz frequency with bandwidth of 288 Gb/sec per core. The incorporated PCB accommodates a single CrossFireX socket for the creation of various graphics configurations, including Quad-CrossFireX. Video interface panel boasts the availability of …

Welcome in a New Mid-Tower GT-A Chassis from Aerocool

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, an award-winning hardware manufacturer from Taiwan, is glad to announce the replenishment to the GT series, launching Aerocool GT-A — a budgetary mid-tower chassis. The model features 475x185x485 mm dimensions and is housed in a zinc-coated steel SECC case. Moreover, potential customers might revel in both, Black Edition and White Edition case versions. Retail price set by the manufacturer makes up 66 EUR.

Aerocool GT-A is targeting saving gamers with particular demands towards the chassis design. Hence, it boasts a non-trivial design with perforated frontal panel, a large side-panel acrylic window, as well as a dedicated dock-station for 2.5/3.5-inch drives. The layout is characterized by the support for ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards, the availability of three 5.25-inch drive bays (external), a triplet of 3.5 inch internal drive bays and identical number of 2.5-inch drive bays.

Expansion facilities are introduced by seven slots …

The Forthcoming Switch to 5 mm HDD Models

Nowadays HDD segment is represented by various products from various companies. However, with the development and release of ultrabooks, manufacturers directed their production to the hybrid-type drives. This resulted in the predominance of hybrid solutions in the market.

Recently Itel has advanced a motion to digress somehow from the production of hybrid drives and switch to the decrease of traditional HDDs dimensions to 5 mm in casing depth. According to the company's assumptions, such change could moderate the price for drives and provide the necessary volume capacity for ultrabooks.

Some manufacturers have already directed a part of their technological powers to the design of HDDs with 5 mm casings. Nevertheless, there appeared a couple of obstacles on their way: the necessity to stabilize data reading and writing activities, and increase of costs spent on drives' production. This will result in the rise of end price.

IT professionals and analysts forecast the …
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