Haswell processors for laptops will consume up to 57 W, desktop - up to 100

Intel provides with three graphics levels: GT1, GT2 and GT3. Desktop processors won’t receive graphics performance higher than GT2, but mobile processors will be able to boast of with GT3 class. Support of PCI Express 3.0 for Haswell processors will be quite usual characteristics, but at the memory controller little progress is seen — yet provides dual-channel DDR3-1600.

By energy consumption Haswell desktop versions will be divided into models with values of 35, 45, 65 and 95 watts of TDP level. For mobile processors the values are ​​37, 47 and 57 W. Finally, ultra book processors with built-in system logic will be filled by TDP level not more than 15 watts. It is assumed that this will enable them, among other things, be in standby mode up to 10 days without charge.

The desire of Intel to compete with AMD in terms of performance integrated in graphics processor, will add some work to companies producing cooling systems for laptops. The developers report about …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.

Layout and Connectivity

In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).

The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

In Anticipation of Sharp PN-K322B Official Release

Sharp, a Japanese manufacturer of high-quality PC displays and various consumer devices, is going to launch a new 32-inch monitor with Ultra HD resolution. Codenamed PN-K322B, this innovative product is intended for professional use, in graphics/video development, for instance. The model is based on an advanced IGZO array that takes benefit from semiconductors based on indium, gallium, zinc and oxide. Along with a striking resolution, the new-comer is distinguished by touch-screen technology support, recognizing up to ten simultaneous touches.

Sharp PN-K322B features a sophisticated and elegant design. It has got a thin frame and a sliding stand that can be detached when necessary. In such condition the display might be used as a panel, controlled by an onscreen pen. Moreover, the model supports a unique technology that allows the user’s hand to stay on the screen while utilizing the pen.

Sharp promises to start selling its outstanding PN-K322B monitor already in late …
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