AMD Unveils Some Strategic Plans for 2013

Not so long ago AMD held a private presentation for investors and partners dedicated to the strategic plans for 2013. Its PDF-version has recently appeared online and immediately called attention of all interested parties. The most unexpected news concerned the long-awaited Steamroller micro-architecture. According to AMD, the debut of an advanced architecture will be accomplished in the current year, not in 2014 as it was informed earlier. Steamroller will be incorporated into an updated series of AMD Opteron server processors which are to ensure an improved efficiency level on parallel data processing operations.

The other promising piece of news touches upon the launch of a new APU series already this year: AMD Kabini and AMD Temash. Kabini is going to replace Brazos platform employed in small-sized multimedia systems and other hand portable solutions. In its turn, Temash is going to be implemented into highly-efficient tablet PCs, running under Windows 8 OS platform.
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Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Review

Motherboards based on Intel Z77 chip have been lately given much attention, to the detriment of products featuring AMD solutions. In fact, motherboards with AMD chips are in abundance in the market, providing a competitive conditions for the manufacturers and plentiful offers for potential consumers. Asus developed a lot of boards with Intel Z77 chip, but it also boasts the products, like Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0, based on AMD 990FX chip for AM3+ socket. This model is an apt sample of performance, resources and design.


Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 is developed in ATX form-factor and features 305x244 mm dimensions. The motherboard accommodates five sockets for the connection of fans and large heatsinks which manage heat quite efficiently; heatsinks located on the northbridge and CPU power converter are joined by a heat pipe. There is one peculiar feature pertained to the implemented heatsinks: each of them is notable by an individual fixture type. The reverse side of the …

Deepcool Comes Out with Tesseract SW-RD Chassis

Deepcool Industries Co. Ltd. has expanded its production line with a new mid-tower case, entitled Tesseract SW-RD. The chassis features 472x210x454 mm dimensions and weighs 4.97 kg. It is made of galvanized SECC steel plates, boasting a large side acrylic window & black-and-red frontal frame. The top panel houses I/O panel with a pair of USB ports (both 2.0 and 3.0 versions are available) as well as a couple of audio ports.

Deepcool Tesseract SW-RD is compatible with mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX motherboards. The layout offers two external 5.25-inch slots, four internal 3.5-inch slots, three internal 2.5-inch slots, and seven slots for PCI expansion cards. All the racks are equipped with slides which facilitate installation of drives without any screws.

To continue, the case is ready to welcome 310-mm-long VGA cards, 168-mm-high CPU coolers as well as standard power supply units. The motherboard tray accommodates a dedicated notch that allows installing the CPU cooler …
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