Intel Debuts with 5th Gen Core Mobile CPUs

Within the confines of CES 2015, Intel has officially introduced the fifth generation of Intel Core mobile processors. The lineup is targeting traditional laptops, ultrabooks, 2-in-1 devices, chrome-books, all-in-one items as well as mini-PCs. Besides, the company pin hopes for their CPUs to be additionally implemented within ‘All-inclusive Internet/Internet of Things’ embedded device concept.



New processors are designed according to 14-nm Intel Broadwell architecture. Due to the transition to a brand new technological process, the number of transistors has increased by 35%; herewith, the core area has reduced by 37%. Such innovative move provided for the enhancement of efficiency with simultaneous cut of power consumption. As a result, devices with the integrated Intel Core CPUs are called to run 1.5 hours longer in standalone mode.


The 5th generation lineup might boast the support for the latest codecs (HEVC, VP9, VP8), technologies (Intel WiDi 5.1, Intel RealSense …

Gigabyte Launches GTX 980 WaterForce 3-Way SLI Set

On the decline of 2014 Gigabyte decided to gladden its North American customers with a unique solution – the GeForce GTX 980 WaterForce 3-Way SLI. This is an extreme set of three factory overclocked graphics cards (1228 MHz/1329 MHz clock frequencies) combined with a powerful liquid-cooling system. Each GPU features 4 GB of GDDR5 memory, providing for the best visual experience. Enthusiasts might already acquire this extraordinary kit for the price tag of $2999.99.



The enclosed liquid-cooler is housed in a massive case that is installed over the system case. It consists of three heatsinks combined with pumps, and three 120 mm fans. In order to enable the system, the user needs to involve a single bay for 5.25-inch drives. On their part, the GPUs are equipped with independent full-cover water pumps; the latter are able to cool not only GPUs but VRAM circuitry as well.


To continue, this liquid cooler boasts the availability of OLED display. It designates temperature of GPU …

Sapphire Outs a Mid-End R7 260X OC Gaming Graphics Card

Sapphire is glad to offer an affordable but quite efficient graphics card targeting inveterate gamers. The R7 260X OC is developed on AMD Radeon R7 260X GPU with Graphics Core Next architecture (28 nm). It features 896 stream processors and runs at the heightened frequency of 1150 MHz. Along with 2GB of GDDR5 memory (128-bit interface and 6600 MHz frequency) the core is able to guarantee a perfect balance between gaming efficiency and price.



Sapphire R7 260X OC employs PCI Express 3.0 x16 internal interface, while the connection of monitors is realized by means of four external video ports: DisplayPort, HDMI and 2x DVI (DVI-I and DVI-D). Cooling is ensured by a brand two-slot cooler; it consists of an aluminum heatsink, a pair of copper heatpipes, and one fan of axial type.


Like other graphics solutions based on R7 260X adapter, the new-comer from Sapphire supports a multiplicity of various technologies. Some of them are described below:

— AMD CrossFireX: allows for …
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