AMD FX-8350 Review: Improved and Advanced

Processors AMD FX Vishera are considered to be 'heavy metal' in the AMD's inventory. They belong to the products of the second generation and employ an advanced Piledriver architecture. This architecture is intended primarily at managing multi-threading applications to provide for improved performance, if compared with CPUs of the first generation. In addition, FX Vishera chips feature reasonable correlation of power, facilities and price.

Platform and Architecture

CPU AMD FX-8350 is compatible with motherboards which contain AM3+ socket and high-performance logics AMD 990FX, AMD 970, and AMD 990X. It should be noted that boards with such chipsets are able to offer two additional PCI Express x16 sockets which are characterized by high speed index on integration of two video adapters. AMD FX series consists of four CPU models; FX-8350 and FX-8320 house eight cores, FX-6300 feature six cores, while junior model FX-4300 contents itself with only four cores.

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Philips to Release Another Brilliance Monitor – the 247E6QDSD

Philips starts retail sales of its newest addition to Brilliance series of monitors. The 24-inch new-comer, entitled 247E6QDSD, features 613x467x238 mm dimensions and a classy black design. It is based on IPS-ADS panel that comes with WLED backlight, offering Full HD resolution on 16:9 aspect ratio. This makes the display a perfect solution to work with photo/video files as well as professional applications. The model might be already found in US stores for $239.99 price tag.

Philips Brilliance 247E6QDSD is distinguished by a fast response time in G-to-G environment — 5 ms & typically – 14 ms, wide viewing angles (178 degrees in both aspects), good brightness (300 cd/m2), the maximal displayed colors (16.7 million), and an ideal dynamic contrast (50M:1). This monitor consumes 18.11 W power at average, however in sleep/standby mode this figure goes as low as 0.5 W. Furthermore, its MTBF index makes up 30 thousand hours.

The model comes equipped with three video outputs, …

PowerColor Teases Red Devil RX 480 Videocard

TUL Corporation is about to hit the market with an off-beat gaming graphics card, based on AMD Radeon RX 480 GPU. The PowerColor Red Devil RX 480 8 GB GDDR5 employs a retrofitted PCB with the 6+1-phase VRM. The board incorporates a single 8-pin connector, instead of a 6-pin one.

Like the etalon model, the creation from TUL uses the 4th-gen AMD GCN architecture & AMD Polaris 10 GPU. The integrated GPU features 2304 stream processors, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs. Its clock frequency index makes up 1330 MHz. The core cooperates with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory (256-bit interface) that runs at 2000/8000 MHz frequency (base/efficient). The list of external interfaces boasts three DisplayPort ports, one HDMI and one DVI-D port.

The Red Devil RX 480 8 GB GDDR5 comes equipped with a brand Double Blade III cooler. It consists of four nickel-plated heatpipes (2x 6 mm, 2x 8 mm), an aluminum heatsink as well as three 80-mm fans. The latter are developed on double ball-bearings.

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