Intel is preparing a quad-core Core i7-3740QM, 3840QM and 3940XM

In late September — early October, Intel plans to update the lineup of Core i7 processors on the cores generation Ivy Bridge (22 nm). It is expected that within a few months users will witness the announcement of the CPU for laptops Core i7-3740QM, 3840QM and 3940XM, which will replace released in April 3720QM, 3820QM and 3920XM, respectively.

According to the information from web resources, the trio will receive an increase of 100 MHz from the predecessors, retaining the previous TDP and probably the recommended price. A common feature of the new processors is four x86-cores that handle data in 8 threads (Hyper-Threading).

Core i7-3940XM operates at a nominal frequency of 3 GHz, equipped with 8 MB cache of the third level, two-channel controllers DDR3-1333/1600, graphics subsystem Intel HD 4000. There is support for dynamic overclocking Turbo Boost, Virtualization VT-x and VT-d, new commands AES and instructions AVX. TDP 3940XM is 55 watts.

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Sapphire Announces the Release of New HD 7950 FleX Edition

The market of graphics cards is constantly replenished by new products from established and developing companies. The Sapphire Technology company has made a considerable step in this field and introduced a new graphics card HD 7950 FleX Edition based on Graphics Core Next architecture. This model is distinguished by the capability to connect three monitors with DVI interface simultaneously without the need to use dedicated adaptors. Such welcome option became possible due to the integrated Eyefinity and FleX technologies.

The graphics card enables the connection of 2 monitors with the available DVI ports, and the third monitor – with the HDMI port by means of a special adaptor (that is included in the nominal delivery set). Moreover, HD 7950 FleX Edition is equipped with a couple of Mini DisplayPort video outputs in order to attach additional monitors. Hence, this graphics card will be an optimal solution for gamers who would like to create various configurations.

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CPU Cooler SilverStone NT06-PRO Review

The tendency of assembling small-sized but efficient system units is becoming more apparent among all PC users. Nowadays the extensive occurrence of mini-tower chassis and mini-ITX motherboards requires the employment of corresponding pocket-size CPU coolers. Unfortunately, the latter are practically a rarity, however the demand for small but highly productive coolers is rising on daily basis. SilverStone is one of the few companies that elaborated such kind of products. Its latest NT06-PRO combines all advantages each full-sized model has and is ready to provide a truly efficient cooling.

Design and Framework

SilverStone NT06-PRO is a worthy representative of Nitrogen series. It features a bit unusual design with horizontal orientation. It consists of a voluminous heatsink, counting fifty-two aluminum plates, six C-shape heatpipes, and one fan, mounted underneath the heatsink. Such framework ensures a stable cooling of motherboard nodes and CPU environment. All aluminum …
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