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 …

Monitor Samsung S24A850DW Review

Customers all over the world are 'spoiled' by the predominance of monitors, developed under various technologies and targeted to fulfill various assignments. The market is full of items as from well-established companies with global recognition (LG, Asus, etc.) and from start-up companies that just keep up with all modern technologies. Samsung belongs to the high-end echelon and is continually competing with its renowned opponents, releasing ever newer monitors on regular basis. Monitor S24A850DW has been developed with high performance characteristics in mind, as well as, its accessibility to the vast groups.

General Specifications

Samsung S24A850DW belongs to the monitors of average price category and high-end specifications. It is based on S-PLS matrix and employs W-LED lighting. It goes in 1920x1200 resolution with 24 inch display. This model is furnished with D-Sub (VGA), audio-in/out, DVI-D, and DisplayPort interfaces. The availability of four-port USB 3.0 hub …

Biostar B85Z: Micro-ATX Mainboard for Audiophiles

Biostar is about to release a new oblectation for audiophiles – the B85Z system board. Featuring micro-ATX form-factor (224x174 mm dimensions), the model combines a full-blown spectrum of facilities each full-format board has. It is developed on Intel B85 Express chipset with Socket LGA1150 for Intel Haswell processors of Core, Pentium and Celeron families. The nominal delivery kit will allegedly comprise DVD with drivers, a pair of SATA cables, a user’s manual, and a rear panel plug.

Biostar B85Z comes equipped with prime-quality capacitors, field-effect transistors, and 4-phase VRM. Memory subsystem is introduced by two slots for DDR3-1600 MHz modules (up to 16 GB overall capacity). The availability of a single PCIe x16 & a pair of PCIe x1 slots ensures sufficient expansion facilities. Moreover, the user is free to create a voluminous storage by means of four SATA III and two SATA II ports.

To continue, the major peculiarity pertained to the motherboard is an …
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