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 …

Graphics Card MSI R7970 Lightning Review

The world-known manufacturer of computer hardware, MSI company, has recently introduced a new graphics card MSI R7970 Lightning with striking design and huge potential. This news couldn’t but rejoice those customers who set rather tough demands towards the performance of their computer hardware. MSI R7970 Lightning can be truly ascribed to the top models line since its deployment and performance records are beyond any doubts.


Delivery Set


It should be mentioned that R7970 Lightning delivery set is void of multiple components which could puzzle the customers. Instead, the initial package contains only standard components necessary for installation and utilization. One can find there a detailed user manual, a disk with drivers, adaptor with mini-DisplayPort to be used with full-format socket, DVI to HDMI adaptor, power adaptors, and bridge for adaptors connection into CrossFireX configuration.



Design and Deployment


Dimensions of this graphics card speak for …

ASRock Launches a New Motherboard with Intel SBA Support

ASRock announces the launch of a new budget-priced motherboard B75M-DGS R2.0. The model does not differentiate itself by an attractive design or wide overclocking facilities, as far as its main predestination is a stable operation in large corporate networks. The board is known to support Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) software applet that optimizes PC operation and increases its performance. Despite such promising commodities, its price doesn't go over $60 per unit.



ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 is designed in micro-ATX form-factor; this limits the number of supported expansion slots and other interfaces. As seen from the codename, the motherboard is based on Intel B75 system logics and shows compatibility with Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium and Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors (second and third generation) compatible with Socket LGA1155. Memory subsystem consists of two DIMM slots which support two-channel DDR3-2200 MHz modules, the overall capacity of which might achieve 16GB …
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