Intel to Take Care about Power-Efficiency of Ivy Bridge Processors

The rising competition between the two giants in the manufacture of processing units, Intel and AMD, makes each of the two invent ever newer technologies and implement them in their products. The attempts to dominate in the market and win as many consumers usually develop into brand new approaches and brand new advanced facilities.



In this light, Intel is going to upgrade its Ivy Bridge processors to make them more power-efficient. But power-efficiency does not imply that processing units will show less performance; quite the contrary, the manufacturer is willing to combine an utmost performance with the maximal power efficiency level.


Currently, the most power-saving processors of Ivy Bridge generation can be found in mobile devices on Windows platform and in Apple MacBook Air devices. Their TDP level is recorded at 17W. As appears from the above mentioned, the TDP level in upgraded Ivy Bridge processors will be lower than 17W, though the developers do not voice the margin …

The Latest FSP Dagger Power Supply Units Are Already on Sale

The well-known PSU manufacturer FSP has voiced the launch of retailing of its latest modular Dagger line power units, being announced during the Computex event. The specialties are of 500 and 600 W nominal capacity, made in the SFX form-factor and are 80 Plus Gold certified (88% efficiency at 230 V). These are good-quality solutions, which do not take much room. Producers claim, they are perfect for micro-ATX or mini-ITX gaming systems.



The FSP SDA500 and SDA600 Dagger products give out 100% of power at 12V circuit, which means 41.6 А and 50 А respectively. The devices are overvoltage, overheat, overpower and short circuit protected, equipped with a power factor active correction mechanism and support SFX12V V3.3 and ATX12V V2.4 standards. Proper cooling is ensured by a low-noise 80 mm double ball bearing fan.


Presently the FSP Dagger SDA500 and SDA600 power supplies are officially on sale at the recommended price of $99 and $109. The company-issued warranty is 5 years.

AMD reduces the prices for range of video cards Radeon HD 7000

Today, more affordable prices on video cards series AMD Southern Islands for desktop PCs come into effect. The formal reason for reducing the cost of these solutions is the start of selling single-chip flagship Radeon HD 7970 GE. The most significant price reduction ($ 50) affected the high-end Radeon HD 7970, HD 7950 and HD 7870. Their new recommended price is now 430, 350 and 300 dollars respectively. At 10-20 dollars dropped Radeon HD 7850 (new price $ 240), Radeon HD 7770 ($ 120) and Radeon HD 7750 ($ 100).



Among the manufacturers of the disbanded Tahiti XT will be at least three companies — XFX, Sapphire and PowerColor / Club 3D. Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 have a cuddle GeForce GTX 670, Radeon HD 7850 is now $ 10 cheaper than GeForce GTX 570 and Radeon HD 7750 is the same as and GeForce GT 640 DDR3.


So, the developer of Advanced Micro Devices has established a new suggested retail price for the video cards Radeon. Before those price tags will be seen in shops it will …
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