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1.Micron C400 256GB 25nm SSD Speed Demo
highest 512gb support
20%high data transfer rate than previous c300
and obboshhoi kom price(hope)
may be available in february
Micron Technology announced the RealSSD C400 SSD series. The current Micron C300 line uses 34nm process technology; the C400 uses 25nm technology, which has enabled Micron to double maximum capacity to 512GB. There are three other capacities available: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. All four products stay with the 6Gb/s SATA III interface and use 25nm multi-level cell (MLC) technology.
The Micron C400 SSD has a top sequential read speed of 415MB/s and that is 17 percent higher than the C300's peak read speed of 355MB/s. The best sequential write speed is the 512GB C400 is 260MB/s, which is slightly more than 20 percent above the best that the 256GB RealSSD C300 can do. This SSD has impressive numbers, but when we heard that Micron had the drive at Storage Visions we had to stop by and take a look at the drive in person.
Micron says that they plan on still allowing end user firmware updates that will be non-destructible. Early adopters of the Micron C300 might remember that the first firmware update for the C300 was destructive and all the data on the drive was lost. Micron still cringes when that firmware revision is brought up and said those types of firmware updates are a thing of a past and that having data safe updates is a priority for their SSDs.
With samples of the RealSSD C400 drives available now to manufacturers, Micron expects mass production to begin in February. Bringing the drives to business customers and consumers on the retail market will be Crucial, a division of Micron. Crucial will begin selling the portfolio under the name, Crucial m4 SSD. The Crucial m4 SSD product line is expected to be available sometime in the first quarter of 2011. Pricing will be set around the times are released. You can expect a full review of the Micron RealSSD C400 and/or the Crucial m4 SSD in the near future.
expected on LG Optimus 2X
full hd play
50x efficient than today's pc
joined with arm cpu(1ghz),gpu part 200mhz
The basis of this generation of "Super Phones" which NVIDIA is pushing is the Tegra 2. It is a dual core ARM Cortex A9 based processor with NVIDIA graphics technology fused to the SOC. NVIDIA did not cover the specifics of the processor to any significant degree, but we do know that the CPU portion does run around 1 GHz, while the graphics likely is around 200 MHz.
The die itself is quite a bit smaller than a US dime, which makes it quite small. It is 50X more power efficient than a full PC when it comes to energy consumption for most workloads. It obviously cannot run as fast as a full desktop machine, but that is not the point of the product. The primary objective is to provide the necessary performance to allow a wide range of applications run in a mobile environment, without the user feeling like the experience is sluggish and unpleasant.
The first expected Super Phone that we should see powered by Tegra 2 is the LG Optimus 2X. If there truly is a super phone, this is a pretty good example. It can output 1080p video to HDMI, decode HD video very effectively, play 3D games developed for the Android marketplace without a problem, and multi-task like a current desktop PC can. The phone has a very nice screen, and also features an 8 MP camera on the back. There were 10 applications running in the background of this demo, and performance was never an issue.
By leveraging the power of the GPU on the Tegra 2 chip, NVIDIA is able to accelerate Flash 5X faster than by standard dual core Arm Cortex A9 processors. It can also do that much more efficiently due to the needs of Flash on a GPU (highly parallel workloads) rather than a serial CPU workflow.
3.Lucid's Virtu combines Sandy Bridge and discrete graphics features
when not needed totally switch off the gfx card
no gfx card port(dvi,vga,hdmi) is used
no reboot needed
Lucid's soon to be released graphics solution is a complete turnaround from their current generation Hydra chip. Previously they would license a motherboard company such as MSI, to add the phsyical HydraLogic chip to a motherboard in order to allow vendor agnostic multi-GPU systems for those who wanted to use both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs in a single system. Their new solution is software and performs a completely different task in combination with Intel’s new Sandy Bridge product, specifically the GPU portion.
This new solution will act similarly to NVIDIA’s Optimus technology which allows dynamic switching between onboard graphics and a discrete GPU on mobile platforms. Lucid is not targeting the mobile market however; they are interested in the high end desktop PC market. They will be licensing the software to top tier motherboard companies to allow the new H67 series of motherboards to take advantage of all of the features SNB has introduced and to also be able to leverage the power of a discrete GPU.
There are two main focuses for the new software. On the one hand they wish to implement power savings by being able to completely turn off the discrete GPU when it is not in use and by working with motherboard manufacturers they hope to be able to put the PCIe slot into sleep mode. By doing so they ensure that the power draw of the discrete graphics card drops to zero. This means you can use SNB’s transcoding abilities or its HD video playback while your discrete GPU is pulling 0W and producing no heat. If you wish to do a little DX11 gaming then Lucid’s new software will detect the executable launching and immediately bring your discrete GPU back to life in order to provide the computational power required to play the latest titles.
Like Optimus, no reboot is required to enable the GPU. In fact both GPUs can be operating in tandem and you can start a transcoding task and then fire up a DX11 game without interfering with SNBs transcoding abilities. In addition it has no problems supporting multiple monitors, though that can be a little interesting seeing as how most H67 boards feature only a single DVI out, meaning the second monitor needs an HDMI connection or a VGA connection. Some vendors also include a DisplayPort output which will make multiple monitor setups a little easier.
Editor's notes: This Lucid technology essentially answers one of our major complaints with the Sandy Bridge processor launch from Intel this week. When using a discrete graphics card, customers were unable to utilize one of the best features of the new architecture: video encode acceleration. Now, according to these demos and what the Lucid team is telling us, we can actually get the best of both worlds.
This software solution works on a whitelist/blacklist method in which the graphics "virtualization" is decided on in real-time by the Lucid software package. In a similar fashion to the NVIDIA Optimus technology, if the Lucid software finds an application that it thinks works best on the Intel SNB graphics, it will do so. If it finds the application will run best on the discrete card - gaming, high performance computing apps, etc - it will run it on the discrete card. NVIDIA or AMD, it doesn't matter.
Whether or not this is 100% reliable has still yet to be seen but we are eager to test out their software implementation very soon and see how it stands up to the stresses of real world environments.
4.Gigabyte's killer new line up
x 58 platform
Gigabyte has declared war with their new G1-Killer lineup, featuring three motherboards. At the top of the lineup is the Assassin, an Intel X58 + ICH10R board.
Next up is their mid-ranged Sniper board ...
5. NVIDIA GeForce 500M graphics to complement Sandy Bridge
competing with sandy bridge
With all of the discussion surrounding the new Intel Sandy Bridge platforms and how it will affect the discrete graphics markets of AMD and NVIDIA in both the desktop and mobile space, NVIDIA is being very deliberate in their promotion of the newly announced NVIDIA GeForce 500M series of mobility GPUs. NVIDIA is currently the discrete graphics market leader in the mobile space and has much to lose should the Intel HD Graphics 3000 turn out to be "good enough" for the majority of consumers.
NVIDIA starts out by degrading the previous attempts of Intel to bring better IGP solutions to the mobile world. They are pointing out the truth here: NVIDIA (and AMD) constantly update their drivers as newer games and titles are released while Intel's driver team is notorious for NOT updating drivers. The claim then that users of Sandy Bridge graphics should worry about the future capabilities of their hardware is valid and it is going to be up to Intel to prove NVIDIA wrong here.
Yes, the Sandy Bridge processor graphics are indeed a big step up from previous mobile solutions as we saw in our testing, but the truth is that even NVIDIA's lowest end GeForce GT 520M part is able to outpace it by 50-100% and by upgrading to the GT 540M users will see a dramatic speed increase. Along with the improved gaming performance users get access to CUDA-based applications, 3D Vision gaming (if the notebook is designed for it) and more.
There are some caveats of course, the first of which is price. SNB graphics is "free" and included with every Intel processor sold and obviously NVIDIA can't match that. Is the performance difference enough to entice the customers to want to upgrade and thus warrant new designs with discrete graphics?
NVIDIA thinks so.
6.AMD Fusion APU Era Begins with E- and C-series APUs
AMD (NYSE: AMD) launched a new class of accelerated processor that combines more compute capabilities than any processor in the history of computing. The AMD Fusion Family of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) incorporate – in a single die design – multi-core CPU (x86) technology, a powerful DirectX®11-capable discrete-level graphics and parallel processing engine, a dedicated high-definition video acceleration block, and a high-speed bus that speeds data across the differing types of processor cores within the design. New generations of desktop, notebook and HD netbooks are now available based on AMD Fusion APUs at affordable price points. Tablets and embedded designs based on AMD Fusion APUs are expected be available later in Q1 2011
HD 2.0 Everywhere
High definition (HD) content is ubiquitous today. From YouTube videos to DirectX 11 games to Blu-ray, the world is tapping into various ways to enjoy this content with the computer serving as the hub. And thanks to the VISION Engine from AMD, a set of capabilities unique to all AMD Fusion APU-powered PCs, the visual side of computing never looked more vivid and realistic. The VISION Engine is an unmatched combination of: DirectX 11-capable graphics Massive parallel processing to speed application performanceiii The UVD3 video acceleration block found in the new AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series GPUs Unique graphics driver capabilities updated on a monthly basis to continuously improve visual performance
Much of a computing experience is linked to software and, until now, software developers have been held back by the independent nature in which CPUs and GPUs process information. However, AMD Fusion APUs remove this obstacle and allow developers to take full advantage of the parallel processing power of a GPU – more than 500 GFLOPs for the upcoming A-Series ―Llano‖ APUv – thus bringing supercomputer-like performance to every day computing tasks
AMD AllDay™ Power
Additionally, AMD Fusion technology enables all-day battery life – 10 hours or more.i The new power-saving features present in the single-chip design greatly extend the time between plug-ins, even when enjoying HD content.
Out power and Outperform: E-Series, C-Series and A-Series APUs
The 2011 low power platform (formerly codenamed ―Brazos‖) enhances the everyday computing experience and is available beginning today in two APU variations: E-Series and C-Series. These APUs feature the new x86 CPU core codenamed ―Bobcat‖. ―Bobcat‖ is AMD’s first new x86 core since 2003 and was designed from the ground up to deliver stellar mobile performance.
7.Corsair Chooses CoolIT to Produce Upcoming Liquid Cooling Products
NOT FOR US atleast BANGLADESH
CoolIT Systems, leaders in advanced liquid cooling technology, has teamed with Corsair to launch a new liquid cooling performance platform starting with the Hydro Series H60. Additionally, CoolIT has worked extensively with the Corsair product team to create a new technology called Corsair Link, a software connected control system for case lighting, cooling systems, fans, power supplies and memory. Through this new product the enthusiast will, for the first time, be able to optimize their entire PC for their own performance, aesthetic and acoustic preferences.
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