ARM Readies Cortex-A72 and Mali-T880 for Mobile Devices

ARM has just announced a series of solutions for the upcoming next-generation mobile SoC. The most notable developments are Cortex-A72 processor and Mali-T880 graphics. According to the manufacturer, both components will be interconnected within SoC by means of CoreLink – CCI-500. The launch of new items is scheduled for 2016. Rockchip, MediaTek and HiSilicon are among the companies to integrate both elaborations into their products.



It should be noted that Cortex- A72 is a successor of Cortex-A57, taking analogous 64-bit operations but demonstrating three times higher performance. The new-comer will be designed under 16 nm FinFET+ technological process. Its layout corresponds to big.LITTLE framework requirements; this promotes for its combination with other ARM cores.


As far as Mali-T880 GPU is concerned, it provides for 1.8 response time increase if compared with the Mali-T760 model. Herewith, its power consumption is reduced by 40%. Moreover, this GPU might support 4K …

Gigabyte is preparing an overclocked version of GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Despite the measures taken by Nvidia partners to maintain the confidentiality (up to 16th of August ) of marketing sketches and precise characteristics of the line graphics cards GeForce GTX 660 Ti, it is still becomes the property of IT-society long before the official announcement. The resources tell about a new video card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti, equipped with a cooler WindForce 2X.



New product will be released in two versions — with increased and recommended frequencies. Graphics adapters will have the same appearance, but the cost will vary depending on the characteristics. Video card without overclocking is functioning at 915 (980) / 6008 MHz, OC-option has clock speeds of 980 (1032) / 6008 MHz for core and 2 GB of memory GDDR5, respectively. In the arsenal of adapters there are as well video outputs DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI (gold plated) and DisplayPort, two slots SLI and graphics chip GK104-300-KD-A2 (1344 shader, 112 TMU, 24 ROP, 192-bit memory bus).


According to …

Asus Boasts One More Graphics Adapter with a Two-Slot Cooler

Asus has replenished its graphics card series based on Kepler architecture with a brand variation of one-chip GeForce GTX 680 adapter. Brand Asus GeForce GTX 680 card has been developed on an original in design circuit board and is notable by the doubled to 4GB GDDR5 memory capacity. Nevertheless, the most outstanding characteristic of a new product is the implementation of a two-slot cooling system, codenamed DirectCU II. Earlier Asus equipped its GeForce GTX 680 adapters with three-slot coolers.



The company decided to concentrate mainly on the introduction of an uncommon cooling system, leaving all frequency showings identical to the recommended by Nvidia index. Thus, graphics core operates at 1006 MHz frequency, while memory module works at 6008 MHz. Memory chips are soldered on both sides of the circuit board. The reverse side of PCB is covered by an aluminum plate that is in direct contact with GDDR5 chips.


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