New Video Accelerators from AMD Will Be Based on Vega 10 Chips

According to available information, AMD will introduce two new lines of graphics accelerators next quarter. Those are Radeon RX Vega and Radeon RX 500.



Radeon RX Vega will be constructed with Vega architecture based GPU, and Radeon RX 500 will inherit accelerators, built on renamed Polaris series chips, which are well-known due to Polaris 12 chips and Radeon RX 400 cards. It is also reported, that latest driver packages for Linux contain an ID list of devices, designed with a Vega 10 graphics engine.


The data obtained indicate, that in the short term seven devices will be equipped with the Vega 10 chip. In particular, these products will include Radeon RX Vega video cards, alongside with high-end Radeon Instinct and Radeon Pro WX families accelerators.


Please note, that the Radeon RX 500 official announcement is expected to take place on the 18th of April, and Radeon RX Vega will be presented during the Computex 2017 event, which is planned to be conducted in Taipei …

ViewSonic to Release VX57 Series of Affordable Monitors

ViewSonic reports about the release of a new series of affordable monitors – the VX57. The lineup entails a 22.-inch VX2257-mhd, a 24-inch VX2457-mhd and a 27-inch VX2757-mhd item. Each of the models is based on Full HD TN panel (1920x1080) with 170/160 viewing angles and superfast response time – 1.2 ms. Static/dynamic contrast index makes up 1000:1/80M:1. Therefore, the new-comers are appropriate for entertainment purposes (gaming, multimedia).



The integrated panel ensures the maximal brightness of 250-300 cd/m2, 24-84 kHz & 47-75 kHz of horizontal/vertical refresh rate. The displays are furnished with a pair of 2-watt speakers as well as a set of video interfaces: a pair of audio ports, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort and 1x D-Sub. The backside of the panel houses 100x100 VESA bracket for wall mounting.


Besides, the triple comes equipped with a number of integrated technologies:

— Game Mode with pre-installed profiles (FPS1, FPS 2, MOBA, RTS) and three customizable …

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 …
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