AMD Announces the Development of Steamroller

Heightened demand for high-end processor solutions and ever rising competition make AMD constantly develop its products. This usually results in the release of really outstanding items, such as already acknowledged Bulldozer and Piledriver. Therefore, according to the words of the companies technical manager, Mark Papermaster, the development of a new processor architecture, codenamed Steamroller, is already on order of AMD's business. The ready-made products are sure to be released next year. Steamroller is called to become the third edition of Bulldozer architecture that launched last year and a loyal companion of Piledriver core.



The initial data witness that processors on Steamroller architecture will be designed in correspondence with 28 nm technological process. This should favorably affect their efficiency and enlarge the performance by 15-20% at equivalent power consumption and clock frequency. At the same time, Steamroller will improve all specifications implemented in …

The Gole1 Mini-PC Can Operate in the Tablet Mode

A new version of the hybrid mini-PC by the Chinese Gole company is called Gole1 Plus. It is supplied with a touch screen and can operate in a tablet mode.



This specialty is equipped with an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 CPU, 4 GB of RAM memory and a 64 GB flash drive for data storage. The 8-inch display increases the efficiency of Windows OS running during using the mini-PC as a tablet. The capacity of the battery equals to 5,000 mAh and allows to utilize the nettop disconnected.


This device possesses an HDMI port, a USB 3.0, three USB 2.0 ports, one microSD slot, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 modules. The dimensions of Gole1 Plus are the following: 19.86 × 13.6 × 2.7 cm.


In the nearest future this model will be available at the price of $200.

Small-Sized CPU Cooler Thermalright AXP-100 Review

Being an acknowledged leader in the segment of PC cooling systems, Thermalright never stops its improvement. The company always keeps pace with time, supplying its customers with only advanced and up-dated products. Following the latest tendencies towards the miniaturization in HTPC field, Thermalright took a decision to design a cooler for small-sized mini-ITX motherboards. As a result, all potential customers can now revel in a new compact cooler, codenamed AXP-100.



Design and Framework


CPU cooler AXP-100 features a horizontal framework, consisting of thin aluminum plates pieced by six copper heatpipes (6 mm each pipe). The whole construction is covered by a nickel surface. The heatpipes are folded smoothly and distributed across the heatsink area with 10 mm spacing; their edges are covered by ornamental caps with ‘Thermalright’ logo. Such configuration ensures utmost heat dissipation across the surface.


The implemented heatsink has got two-stage structure, …
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