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 …

Graphics Card MSI R7870 Hawk Review

MSI, a large-scale manufacturer of computer hardware and consumer electronics, has introduced its new lineup of graphics cards, codenamed R7870 Hawk. The new series goes with the upgraded Radeon HD 7870 video adapter, improved integrated circuit and overclocking base. In addition, these graphics cards will go with the implemented GPU Reactor and Unlocked Digital Power technologies. Upon the whole, the introduced integration and performance is called to compete for the customers' favor with other high-end top models designed by Gigabyte and Asus.



Design and Layout


Design of R7870 Hawk somehow resembles a short-cut version of R7970 Lightning from MSI as well. It has similar design of cooling system covered with blue strip. The cover hides five heat pipes and rather compact fans. The rear part of the card is covered by a metallic plate; there is a plastic boot opposite the graphics chip that covers GPU Reactor block. This block is based on a separate detachable board and …

PGS Chassis AeroCool Mechatron Review

The production of gaming-oriented chassis is evolving each year, despite the gradual escape from voluminous desktop platforms to more compact ones. Nowadays chassis targeting gamers present really high-end facilities and have catchy, aggressive design. AeroCool often gladdens this customer segment with high-quality and moderate in price products. Its recent development, chassis AeroCool Mechatron, is called to suffice the gamers' need for advanced options, reliability and convenience.



Design


Model AeroCool Mechatron belongs to PGS (Performance Gaming Series). It is developed in Middle-Tower form factor and boasts a futuristic design with sharp edges, ornamental ledges and underlined angles. The chassis is delivered in two color variations (black and white) and two framework variations (with side acrylic window or grid). The clipboard resembles the frontal part of the futuristic robot; it contains red LED line in the upper part, company's logo in the lower part, serial …
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