They Did It! Official Release of AMD Radeon HD 7990 ‘Malta’

Much rumored reference graphics adapter from AMD has been recently officially introduced. As it was suggested before, Radeon HD 7990, codenamed ‘Malta’, employs two Tahiti XT2 GPUs, each of which contains 128 TMUs, 32 rasterization blocks (ROPs), and 2048 current processors (GCN architecture). Smooth work of both graphics cores is synchronized by means of PLX PEX8747 controller that supports 48 lines of PCI Express 3.0. Nominal clock frequencies ascribed to GPUs operation equal to 950 MHz, but Turbo mode enables the increase of frequencies up to 1000 MHz.

Video memory is represented by GDDR5 memory modules, the overall capacity of which equals to 6 GB (3 GB per each graphics core). Memory modules utilize 384-bit bus and run at 6000 MHz frequency with bandwidth of 288 Gb/sec per core. The incorporated PCB accommodates a single CrossFireX socket for the creation of various graphics configurations, including Quad-CrossFireX. Video interface panel boasts the availability of …

Intel Makes an Agreement with ASML to Accelerate 450 mm Wafer Development

The past several days were marked by the Intel's announcement about the celebration of a contract with ASML company. Such step has been dictated by the company's intentions to invest into the development of 450 mm wafers and EUV technologies. In accordance with the preliminary estimates, the general investment rate will reach $4.1 billion. The major target of the cooperation is to decrease the term of lithography equipment commissioning by two years, and stimulate the development of technologies targeted at 450 mm wafers. The implementation of the predesigned plans will allow the manufacturers of semiconductor components to receive a range of benefits, among which is the cut of expenses.

With the purpose to facilitate in the solution of this technological problem, Intel will take part in a dedicated program. This program includes financial backup of scientific and research projects, as well as, equity investing campaigns in ASML.

The initial stage of this program …

Philips Launches BDM4350UC Monitor

MMD, within the framework of Philips Monitors brand, has recently launched a 43-inch monitor, entitled BDM4350UC. In the first instance, the model positions itself as a solution for engineers, graphics professionals, animators as well as other people, searching for a large working area. The display features 16:9 aspect ratio & 3840x2160 pixels resolution, secured by IPS panel with W-LED backlight.

Philips BDM4350UC is known to support 4K MultiView technology that splits the screen area into four different sectors, allowing for the demonstration of data in Full HD resolution from four devices. Therewith, the user gets a tool which combines 4 monitors within a single display.

The integrated IPS panel features the widest possible viewing angles — 178 degrees in both aspects. The response time equals to 5 ms, while the maximal brightness index achieves 300 cd/m2. Static & dynamic contrast showings make up 1200:1 & 50M:1. The monitor is able to display 1.07 billion colors.
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