Monday, February 2, 2009

In two weeks Intel will in detail tell about the eight-core processor

The server processors, which use the architecture of Nehalem, will be the subject of the presentation, Intel prepared for big event, scheduled for 8-12 February. This is the International Conference on integrated circuits (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) in San Francisco. It would become a place where Intel will detail the first eight-core processor Xeon, aimed at producing standards for the 45 nm.

This processor is designed for multiprocessor server platforms (with the number of processor sockets and four). His scheme includes 2.3 billion transistors. The processor is able simultaneously to carry out the flow of 16 teams. The composition of products includes four memory controller, 24 MB of cache memory, and third-level interface QPI (QuickPath Interconnect).

Terms emergence eight-core server Xeons processors on the market does not name the source. It is likely that their release will follow the release of quad-models which are scheduled for the end of the current quarter.

Source: TechConnect Magazine

AMD is not planning to replace the Geode

Geode processors are already old by the standards of CPU, but the announcement of their descendants from AMD not.

As it became known this week, the company has no plans to replace the ruler. While the market has a demand for Geode LX from extra budgetary notebook manufacturers (eg, OLPC XO), television prefixes, etc., it will be met, will be working to improve production technology, but to wait for the next generation of architecture is not worth it.

According to Mercury Research analyst budget chips do not represent a significant share of the sales of AMD, and in difficult economic conditions to invest in a secondary line of no meaning. Thus, it appears that after some time, Intel Atom and his future reincarnation will remain only one konurent, VIA Nano.

Recall that the Geode LX is an x86-compatible processor, whose energy varies in the range of 0.9 to 5 Watts. The frequencies of 600 MHz CPU limited.

Source: Yahoo!

XFX has released a GeForce 9400 GT Fatal1ty

Fatal1ty brand is a growing number of manufacturers of computer equipment and peripherals.


First, the nickname of the famous cyberchampion using Creative, then it joined OCZ, but it is now known that the production of graphic accelerator GeForce 9400 GT Fatal1ty is preparing XFX. Everything goes to the fact that the components of Jonathan Wendell soon it will be possible to assemble a computer.

However, to play with pleasure on such a PC is unlikely to go because the XFX graphics card to play the class is unlikely to apply. It is based on the GeForce 9400 and equipped with 512 MB of RAM DDR2, running at a frequency of 800 MHz.

GPU, with 16 stream processors are clocked 550 MHz.

Thus, the new approach only for the players, accustomed to exhibit minimal graphics settings. However, in Quake 3, where the Fatal1ty was particularly strong power of new items may be enough and in high detail.

Source: Donanim Haber

Toshiba introduced the external HDD series StorE steel and StorE art

European Office of Toshiba presented a new model of the external drives based on the hard drive: StorE steel and StorE art. While the official website of information on new products is not yet available, the source has already published pictures StorE steel and StorE art, and a detailed technical information.


In the series StorE steel used hard drive size 1.8 and 2.5 inch. Weight drives at 120 and 190 grams, and the maximum volume - 160 and 500 GB respectively. To connect to a PC hard drives are equipped with interface USB 2.0. As a material for the external hard drive is selected StorE steel polished stainless steel.

Series StorE art (in the illustration) will include hard drives based on HDD size 1.8, 2.5 and 3.5 inch. Using the 3.5-inch hard drive has increased the maximum amount of up to 1 TB. As in the case StorE steel, the option for connecting to a PC, only one - USB 2.0.

Home sales Toshiba StorE steel and StorE art in Europe is scheduled for the current quarter.

Source: TechConnect Magazine

The plan on release Intel SSD says that these devices become faster and more capaciously

More recently, cheaper SSD Intel for the first time, a month ago the company introduced a 160 GB version of SSD X25-M.


Now, thanks to the source, we can learn about future plans for development of solid-state drives Intel. Until the end of this year, Intel plans to double capacity SSD-devices by switching from 50-nm memory chips in the products, performed by 34-nm technology.

Families SSD X18-M and X25-M device will include three types of containers: 80, 160 and 320 GB. Series products of class high-end, X25-E, would limit itself to only two representatives, the capacity will be equal to, respectively, 64 and 128 GB. Memory controller in them to be updated - expected even greater productivity X25-E.

Also in the company's plan to upgrade to Intel Turbo Memory, known as the Braidwood. This should happen in the first quarter of 2010 and will affect the mass PC. Computer-based second-generation Ibex Peak (chipsets Q57, P57 and H57) will get the speed increase, which will give a flash memory with a capacity comparable to the capacity of SSD. Modules Braidwood get volume 4, 8 and 16 GB.

Source: TG Daily