HDD Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ Review

Western Digital started the winning of HDD market almost ten years ago. Since that time the company has managed to dramatically improve its manufacturing process and achieve the desirable heights. Its latest HDD solution, codenamed VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ, deserves special attention thanks to its performance showings and low operational temperatures.

General Peculiarities

Flagship HDD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ goes in 1TB volume capacity and is destined for the employment primarily in workstations. It combines high performance along with reliability to become an efficient solution for professional office needs, compact servers, high-end workstations, rendering processes, and for the management of graphics content of high resolution. Upon the whole, this model stands somewhere between the entry level SSDs and winchesters of 3.5 inch form-factor.

Additionally, Western Digital delivers modifications of VelociRaptor which go in more modest capacities (250 GB and 500 GB). …

Asus Gladdens the Hearts of Gamers by PB278Q WQHD Display

The segment of 27 inch gaming monitors has complemented by a new product released by Asus. Codenamed Asus PB278Q WQHD, this monitor is targeted at more versatile audience than just gamers; it will also benefit professionals opting for the outstanding display quality and color rendering. The monitor is based on high-quality IPS-array and features 2560x1440 resolution. Similar products have already been introduced by Dell, although Asus promises to provide for the unmatched specifications of its displays.

Monitor PB278Q WQHD is equipped with power-saving LED lighting. The display is based on a multi-functional stand that promotes for the convenient adjustment of viewing perspectives. Viewing angles equal to 178 degrees (vertical and horizontal measurements). The display is notable for comparatively minimal array response time (5 ms) and good brightness properties (300 cd/square meter). According to the words of Asus representatives, this display totally corresponds to sRGB color …

AMD Outs the World’s First Server FirePro S9300 x2 GPU

AMD has proudly announced the release of the world’s first server-grade graphics accelerator. Entitled FirePro S9300 x2, this GPU is called to facilitate in solving complex computing tasks and take graphics to the next level. The card is linked to the power unit by means of two 8-pin connectors, consuming up to 300 W power at most.

The heart of AMD FirePro S9300 x2 is a bundle of two AMD Fiji GPUs (GCN architecture). They feature a pair of 4096 stream processors and run at 850 MHz frequency. Each GPU employs 4 GB of HBM memory that operates at 1000 MHz clock frequency and offers 512 Gb/sec bandwidth.

The integration of two processing aggregates allows the accelerator to achieve some amazing 13.9 TFLOPS of computing power. As a result, the model exceeds in performance its nearest competitors: Nvidia Tesla K80 with 5.6 TFLOPS as well as Nvidia Tesla M60 with 7.4 TFLOPS.

The support for AMD GPUOpen stack is supposed to be the card’s key advantage. This stack enables …
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