AMD Highlights Plans for the Transition to the 28nm Process

AMD is a company known for the continual and elaborate work on the development and improvement of all product lines, as well as technological standards. Thus, the coming 2013 year is supposed to be portentous for the company in terms of the implementation of 28nm standards in their APU. AMD has recently voiced the plans for the change of the Trinity APU to a new model, codenamed Richland, and the transition to 28nm technological process.



The new APU, Richland, is presumably to be released in two versions: dual-core and quad-core. It will support a number of high-performance technologies, such as Blu-ray 3D, dual graphics, Open CL, AMD turbo core overclocking, and some others.


According to the preliminary information, Richland will employ FM2 socket (which Trinity employs) and Radeon 8000 series DirextX 11 GPU. This GPU will be furnished with 128 cores in dual-core model line, and with 384 cores in the high-end A10 APU. The same number of cores has been implemented in …

Spire Tricer 1411 Chassis

The micro ATX PC series has been recently joined up by the Tricer 1411 model. This new PC framework matches the up-to-date specification benchmark and system architecting norms. The Tricer 1411 possesses all special aspects, necessary for a Micro ATX tower case, among which one can find 4 × 120 mm fan mountings and a 120 mm black fan on the rear.



The front design is simple and stylish, though featuring full functionality. Spire Tricer 1411 chassis is designed out of 0.45 mm SPCC steel and is easy to assemble. The Optical, HDD or SSD Drives can be mounted. There are USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and AC97/HD audio ports on the front panel.

Key features:

• Front 1×USB 3.0, 2×USB 2.0 and HD/AC97/AUDIO

• SD/TF card reader

• Solid steel construction

• Compatible with Micro ATX mainboards

• Easy to install

• Refined internal area design

• Enough place for 2×92 mm and 2×120 mm cooling fans

• 1×120 mm black cooling fan on the rear in standard samples

• 2 …

Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6 (LGA1150 Platform) Review

Intel Z87 platform is masterfully penetrating into all global markets. ASRock is the company that has already managed to introduce a set of products based on this platform, including Z87 Extreme6 model. The very board is supposed to be an advanced solution for enthusiasts, containing all necessary for specific usage attributes: POST-indicator, a powerful VRM system with a massive heatsink, and a lot of other facilities mentioned below.



Design and Layout


ASRock Z87 Extreme6 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm dimensions. Its top side accommodates a large number of components, while the reverse side revels in three driver-doublers (ISL6611A) of CPU power rails only. Intel Z87 chipset is cooled down by a voluminous heatsink. A couple of additional ASM1061 controllers are soldered right to the system logics; they allow for the usage of up to ten devices with SATA 6 Gb/sec connectivity interface. The board comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics core. …
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