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 …

Chassis Antec P280 Review

Multi-functional chassis are valued highly among enthusiasts, gamers and juts common PC users. That is because such chassis can be employed as for home multimedia PC, gamers PC with up to four graphics adapters, so for multi-disk server purposes. Antec P280 belongs to the very kind of chassis and offers customers numerous facilities for usage. Model P280 belongs to the Performance One line and is characterized as the most appropriate casing for the integration of high-performance systems.



General Specifications and Delivery Kit


Chassis Antec P280 is notable for the integration of Quiet Computing noise lowering technology and the tenancy to Performance One line. It boasts three-layer noise insulating clipboard, rubbered holes for cable grooming, and vibro-damping padding for HDD. Antec P280 is compatible with motherboards of different form-factor up to XL-ATX, and is equipped with nine expansion slots for the installation of four graphics cards. The availability of optical …

Processors Intel Haswell to Rival Accelerator NVIDIA Tesla

Intel Corporation has the intentions to introduce DDR4 memory into their server processors of Haswell series. The launch of such technological approach is planned for the 2014, however the developments in this sphere have already started. Intel’s server solutions will become a part of Grantley platform and the samples of their new series will allegedly be announced next autumn. The preview of new processors makes it clear that some of the chips will be distinguished by the increased heat generation performance which will reach 160 W.



Hence, 16-core processors Haswell-EP will rival parallel computing accelerator NVIDIA Tesla but not AMD server solutions. Intel is going to provide various working frequency options and options with different number of active cores. At the same time, TDP will fluctuate within ranges of 160, 145, 135, and 120 W. In its turn, accelerator NVIDIA Tesla, which is based on GK110 processor, consumes approximately 300 W.


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