Promising Speed Forecasts for AMD Radeon 8000 Sea Islands

AMD is continuing its work on the new GPU generation codenamed ‘Sea Islands’. The new series is prognosticated to be released in the coming winter. All the products with this GPU will be branded Radeon 8000. AMD manufacturers claim that their new graphic processing units will be 40% more efficient due to the implemented advanced technologies. There is not so much news about the future GPU architecture, although cardinal changes are barely possible.

Sea Islands chips will be equipped with 5.1 billion transistors as compared with the current 4.3 billion items applied in the products. This augmentation will facilitate the increment of efficiency. The chips will be developed according to the already tried-and-proven 28 nm technological requirements. The increase of transistors is not as large due to the adherence to the ascribed norms. It should be underlined that the implementation of the old technologies does not imply the considerable warming up of the chips; the developments …

The Upcoming Release of Canvio Desk HDD from Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation is about to release a new external HDD series with USB 3.0 interface, codenamed Canvio Desk. Such information has been voiced by the company's press-service. The new series is represented by HDDs of 1TB, 2TB and 3TB volume capacities. One of the major peculiarities ascribed to Canvio Desk models is their compact dimensions; at the same time, these HDDs are able to offer huge capacity and stability of operation.

Toshiba Canvio Desk is delivered in black casing and provides for double localization on a desk. This HDD can be located as vertically so horizontally to ensure the utmost convenience of utilization. The other peculiarity of Canvio Desk drives is the availability of fanless passive cooling system. The implemented USB 3.0 interface is destined to ameliorate all attached operations, starting from data transfer and finishing with backup activity time.

To continue, the manufacturer has taken care of its HDDs' advanced efficiency by delivering the …

Power Supply Unit FSP Raider RA550 Review

Power supply units with 80Plus Bronze standard were rarity in earlier times and distinguished themselves by rather high cost. Nevertheless, nowadays customers are able to acquire PSU models with this standard for quite a moderate price. This is explained by the surplus congestion of products in the market and the need to supply different consumer groups with high-end, but at the same time, cheap PSU solutions. FSP Raider RA550 is characterized exactly by moderate price and high efficiency index. This allowed the very model of PSU to receive 80Plus Bronze marker.

Design and Framework

First of all, it should be mentioned that FSP Raider series is presented by several models which include RA 450W, 550W, 650W and 750W. PSU model under consideration, RA550 cannot boast a refined design template. Quite the contrary, it is developed in a classical design, with the provision of specifications on the side and rear plates. The casing is made of thin hard steel which is covered by a …
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