Promising Speed Forecasts for AMD Radeon 8000 Sea Islands

AMD is continuing its work on the new GPU generation codenamed ‘Sea Islands’. The new series is prognosticated to be released in the coming winter. All the products with this GPU will be branded Radeon 8000. AMD manufacturers claim that their new graphic processing units will be 40% more efficient due to the implemented advanced technologies. There is not so much news about the future GPU architecture, although cardinal changes are barely possible.

Sea Islands chips will be equipped with 5.1 billion transistors as compared with the current 4.3 billion items applied in the products. This augmentation will facilitate the increment of efficiency. The chips will be developed according to the already tried-and-proven 28 nm technological requirements. The increase of transistors is not as large due to the adherence to the ascribed norms. It should be underlined that the implementation of the old technologies does not imply the considerable warming up of the chips; the developments …

Zalman Intros Three New Graphics Cards with VF1500 Cooler

Zalman, a well-known manufacturer of CPU coolers, PC cases and graphics solutions, introduces three new graphics card models, codenamed GeForce GTX 600 D5 OC VF1500, GeForce GTX 660 Ti D5 VF1500 and GeForce GTX 660 Ti D5 OC VF1500. All three models are equipped with a brand two-slot VF1500 cooler. Its framework consists of four heatpipes which transfer heat from GPU surface to an aluminum heatsink. This heatsink is accompanied by a couple of 92 mm fans, the maximal rotational speed of which achieves 1500 RPM. If compared with a reference cooler, VF1500 reduces GPU operational temperature at 25 degrees (from 81 to 56 degrees), producing 10 dB less noise (26 dB vs 36 dB).

The first model is based on Nvidia GK106 processor, designed under 28 nm technological process. It is characterized by heightened clock frequencies: nominal 1006 MHz against reference 980 MHz, and dynamic 1059 MHz against reference 1033 MHz.

The other two models, GeForce GTX 660 Ti D5 VF1500 and GeForce GTX …

Lexar Announces Memory Cards of Professional 400x SDXC UHS-I Series

Memory cards of SDXC (Secure Digital Extended Capacity) standard are a new solution in the market. Lexar took challenge to become a pioneer in the integration of this standard into their products and announced the released of a new Professional 400x SDCX UHS-I model. This memory card belongs to the high-speed products. It is called to satisfy the needs of professional photographers and just enthusiasts, longing to receive the highest Full HD video or photo shots.

According to the preliminary specifications, memory cards Professional 400x SDCX UHS-I correspond to SD 3.0 standards and are designed under UHS-I technology. They will be delivered in 256 GB volume capacities. The claimed maximal data reading speed approximates 60 Mb/sec.

Professional 400x SDCX UHS-I is based of NAND chips manufactured under 20 nm technological process by Micron; their capacities equal to 128 Gbit. The development of these memory cards involved only progressive tools, such as the creation of …
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