Next year TSMC will start manufacturing the first 20nm chips

The Taiwanese company TSMC confirmed its intention to start production of chips using 20 nm technological processes in 2013. However, for now the company does not plan its production on an industrial scale and will release the first chips in a limited quantities, giving them a total of 1% of production capacity. According to the head of the company, the mass production of semiconductor chips with this technology will not begin until 2014.

Meanwhile TSMC Company is going to produce only one version of the chip, which will be able to enter into the wide range of devices, from smart phones with low-power to high-performance graphics cards. For comparison, the Taiwanese company currently has four different output chips on 28-nm technology. These are 28LP (poly / SiON) for low-power low-cost chips, 28HPL (HKMG) for use in low power applications, 28HP (HKMG) for high-performance chips and 28HPM (HKMG). The latest version combines elements of high-performance chips with high efficiency …

Sapphire Announces the Release of New HD 7950 FleX Edition

The market of graphics cards is constantly replenished by new products from established and developing companies. The Sapphire Technology company has made a considerable step in this field and introduced a new graphics card HD 7950 FleX Edition based on Graphics Core Next architecture. This model is distinguished by the capability to connect three monitors with DVI interface simultaneously without the need to use dedicated adaptors. Such welcome option became possible due to the integrated Eyefinity and FleX technologies.

The graphics card enables the connection of 2 monitors with the available DVI ports, and the third monitor – with the HDMI port by means of a special adaptor (that is included in the nominal delivery set). Moreover, HD 7950 FleX Edition is equipped with a couple of Mini DisplayPort video outputs in order to attach additional monitors. Hence, this graphics card will be an optimal solution for gamers who would like to create various configurations.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti Graphics Card Official Release

After a line of rumors and leaks, Nvidia has officially introduced its latest powerful graphics card, codenamed GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Thanks to the implementation of a full-fledged GK110 core and the increase of clock frequencies, the card is going to compete with GTX Titan model, as well as with a top-tier Radeon R9 290X from AMD. In view of such efficiency, its recommended price goes up to $700.

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti is equipped with GK110 GPU that contains 2880 stream processors (GTX Titan features 2688 of them), 7.1 billion transistors, 48 ROPs, and 240 TMUs with the support for FP16/FP32 trilinear filtration. The core operates at 875 MHz (nominal) and 928 MHz (overclocked) frequencies. All major components are allocated on a black PCB, equipped with PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus. The incorporated GDDR5 modules with 384-bit interface (overall capacity – 3 GB) run at 7008 MHz with the bandwidth of 336 Gb/sec.

Power supply is realized via a single 8-pin and a single 6-pin …
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