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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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 …

ASRock Announces the Launch of High-End Motherboard X79 Extreme 11

ASRock press service has proudly announced the launch of a motherboard X79 Extreme 11 with prominent characteristics. According to the provided information, all motherboard tests have been successfully completed, and this allowed the manufacturer to give a go-ahead to the official release. This model is initially designated for the installation of Intel processors, basically of Sandy Bridge-E generation CPU for Socket LGA 2011. The motherboard is developed on the Intel X79 Express chip sets. X79 Extreme 11 is designed in CEB form-factor with the implementation of high-quality components, including Premium Gold Caps capacitors which are distinguished by the prolonged operational term.



Heat removal process is entrusted to a couple of radiators of different framework. One of the radiators is equipped with a compact fan. Power subsystem accommodates digital controller and is designed in correspondence with 24+2 phase algorithm. The key advantage of motherboard X79 Extreme 11 is the …
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