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 …

Cooler Master Launches High-End Cosmos SE Chassis

Cooler Master, a Taiwanese designer of prime-quality PC hardware, started selling its fresh Cosmos SE (codename COS-5000-KKN1) chassis. The product is developed in mid-tower form-factor and positions itself as a miniature copy of the earlier released Cosmos II full-tower model. The latest entry distinguishes itself by an extraordinary design and an unbelievable capaciousness. The steel and aluminum case has got a totally black coating (interior and exterior); it features 264x569x524 mm dimensions.



The Cosmos SE is delivered in two framework variations: with absolutely blind side panels and with a stylish acrylic window. In order to provide comfort during transportation, Cooler Master has furnished the chassis with convenient carrying handles. The frontal facet is rich in six USB ports (a pair of 3.0 and four 2.0 ports) and in a dedicated button for the fan backlight adjustment.


This chassis model supports standard ATX and even larger motherboards (micro-ATX and E-ATX), as …

EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix Water Blocks are Built for Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3D Cards

EK Water Blocks has announced a full-cover water block for Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards, called EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix.



The EKWB specialty effectively draws heat from the GPU, memory chips and voltage controller. It is designed according to the scheme with cooling liquid streamflow separation. Due to low hydrodynamic resistance this product is compatible with weak pumps.


The water block base is produced out of copper and nickel-plated, and the lid is made out of acrylic plastic or POM Acetal material (depending on the version). The transparent lid has two openings for 3 mm LEDs. The manufacturer also marks the presence of the décor overlay with a 3D card name, which covers ports for tubes connection. As an option customers can get a plate to be fixed on the back side of the PCB. EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix Backplate – Black (the back one) costs 20 EUR, and EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix Backplate – Nickel (nickelized) costs 38 EUR.


The approximate price of EK …
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