AMD FX-8350 Review: Improved and Advanced

Processors AMD FX Vishera are considered to be 'heavy metal' in the AMD's inventory. They belong to the products of the second generation and employ an advanced Piledriver architecture. This architecture is intended primarily at managing multi-threading applications to provide for improved performance, if compared with CPUs of the first generation. In addition, FX Vishera chips feature reasonable correlation of power, facilities and price.



Platform and Architecture


CPU AMD FX-8350 is compatible with motherboards which contain AM3+ socket and high-performance logics AMD 990FX, AMD 970, and AMD 990X. It should be noted that boards with such chipsets are able to offer two additional PCI Express x16 sockets which are characterized by high speed index on integration of two video adapters. AMD FX series consists of four CPU models; FX-8350 and FX-8320 house eight cores, FX-6300 feature six cores, while junior model FX-4300 contents itself with only four cores.


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Toshiba will increase the capacity of hard drives up to 600 terabytes

Toshiba is engaged in improving the existing hard drives in order to increase their capacity. Limited to several tens of terabytes, Japanese do not want to stop — they need at least 600 terabytes in a single 3.5-inch drive. To do this, Toshiba uses all the tools and opportunities, including temporary cooperation with companies, competitors, TDK, and Showa Denko KK.



The newly formed trio of producers focuses on the development of new technologies of recording information on magnetic media and improvement of existing methods. Alliance sees great prospective in the technology of the so-called «two-dimensional magnetic recording» (TDMR). It is experimental, but using, it is quite achievable to record density of 10 terabits per square inch, which thus gives the capacity of 600 terabytes in a single hard drive.


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Philips ‘Saturates’ New Monitors with a Bunch of Useful Technologies

MMD Monitors & Displays, a company entitled to distribute LCD-displays under Philips brand, has recently unveiled a new line of monitors targeting various consumer groups. Corporate-centered line comprises a model of Cinemascope format with 21:9 aspect ratio and two B2B models: 27 inch PLS-monitor with a super-high definition (2560x1440) and IPS-monitor with ErgoSensor technology that takes care about the user’s posture.



Philips 298P4QJEB features 29 inch display and is based on IPS array. An unusual aspect ratio of 21:9 is supposed to be its main peculiar characteristic. The implementation of Multiview mode promotes for the increase of efficiency, due to the screen division into two parts and the possibility to work with two sources simultaneously. AH-IPS technology ensures accurate imaging and wholesome display of bright colors.


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