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AMD Partners Launch Radeon HD 6450, HD 6570, HD 6670 Graphics Cards

ASUS Announces First Two-Way HDMI Streaming Kit

Mitsubishi Electric Launches Brightest 5-inch WVGA Color TFT LCD Module

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboards In Photos



AMD Partners Launch Radeon HD 6450, HD 6570, HD 6670 Graphics Cards

Today, AMD expanded its Radeon HD 6000 series with the low-end HD 6570 and HD 6670 graphics cards based on the 40-nm Turks GPU. The novelties support DirectX 11 and are primarily designed for HTPCs.

Radeon HD 6670 has 480 stream processors, 24 TMUs, 512MB to 1GB GDDR5 memory, and a 128-bit memory bus. Its GPU/memory clock rates are 800/1000 MHz, the TDP is 66W. In turn, Radeon HD 6570 has 400 stream processors, 24 TMUs, 512MB to 1GB GDDR5 or 512MB to 2GB DDR3 memory, and a 128-bit memory bus. The GPU/memory clock rates are 650/1000 MHz (GDDR5) or 650/900 MHz (DDR3), the TDP is 60W (GDDR5) or 44W (DDR3). The recommended prices are $99 and $79 for HD 6670 and HD 6570, respectively.

And here's a brief compilation of what some of the partners offer.

ASUS released EAH6670/DIS/1GD5, EAH6670/DI/1GD3, EAH6570/DI/1GD3(LP), EAH6450 SILENT/DI/1GD3(LP) and EAH6450 SILENT/DI/512MD3(LP) graphics cards. The first one has the GPU is overclocked slightly to 810 MHz. All HD 6570 and HD 6450 cards come with low-profile brackets.



EAH6670/DIS/1GD5


EAH6670/DI/1GD3


EAH6570/DI/1GD3(LP)


EAH6450 SILENT/DI/1GD3(LP) and SILENT/DI/512MD3(LP)

TUL Corporation released PowerColor AX6670 1GBD5-H, AX6570 1GBD5-H and AX6450 1GBk3-SH.



PowerColor AX6670 1GBD5-H


PowerColor AX6570 1GBD5-H


PowerColor AX6450 1GBk3-SH

Sapphire offers as many as ten solutions: two HD 6670, four HD 6570 and four HD 6450 graphics cards. Too many to list them all here.



Sapphire HD 6670


Sapphire HD 6570


Sapphire HD 6450

Source: AMD, ASUS, TUL, Sapphire


ASUS Announces First Two-Way HDMI Streaming Kit

ASUS has launched WAVI, its first wireless HDMI kit to feature two-way wireless USB control designed to stream PC content to the big-screen TV. WAVI (Wireless Audio Video Interaction) is offered as a pair of devices that bridges the gap between the home office and living room.



The WAVI HDMI streaming kit consists of a transmitter and receiver for two-way input and streaming. Unlike other wireless HDMI kits, the WAVI allows users to control the PC content in the living room with a wireless keyboard and mouse, thanks to wireless USB support. The WAVI operates at the wireless 5GHz band and provides up to 25 meters of coverage (depends on room). Additionally, in the Extend Mode, users can continue working on the PC screen while streaming multimedia content to the living room TV.

The WAVI is easy to set up, with only an HDMI connection needed on each unit. Plug the transmitter end to the PC and the receiver end to a TV with an HDMI connection.

Source: ASUS


Mitsubishi Electric Launches Brightest 5-inch WVGA Color TFT LCD Module

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced its new 5.0-inch WVGA color TFT LCD module. It is suitable for outdoor applications such as portable terminals and features high brightness, a super wide viewing angle and slim dimensions. The model AA050MG01 features a luminance of 800cd/m2, making it the brightest 5.0-inch WVGA color TFT LCD module on the market.



Specifications:

  • Part Number: AA050MG01
  • Display size/Resolution: 5.0-inch / WVGA
  • Display Area (mm): 108 x 64.8
  • Number of Dots: 800 x 480
  • Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.135 x 0.135
  • Contrast Ratio: 900:1
  • Luminance (cd/m2): 800
  • Viewing Angle (CR>10)(): -85 to +85, -85 to +85
  • Number of Color: 16.77M (8 bits/color)
  • Color Gamut (NTSC) (%): 50
  • Backlight Unit: LED
  • Electrical Interface: CMOS 8-bit
  • Module Size (mm): 118.5 x 84.7 x 3.9
  • Operation Temperature (x): -20 to +70
  • Storage Temperature (x): -20 to +80

Sales of the module begin on April 28, 2011.

Source: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboards In Photos

Although Intel Z68 Express is slated for May 8, major motherboard makers already have samples at the ready. Our Chinese colleagues photographed the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO board, and in much detail at that.



So, the board supports 2nd generation Intel Core processors for the socket LGA 1155. It offers four DDR3 sockets and a 16-phase DIGI+ VRM.



DIGI+ VRM is a part of the Dual Intelligent Processors design that includes the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) and TurboV Processing Unit (TPU). It's called to improve performance and provide the maximum power efficiency.



Expandability is provided by three PCIe x16 slots, two of which (white and grey) work in the x4 mode, as well as the PCIe and PCI slots.



Storage drives can be connected to two SATA 3Gbps ports (cyan) and two SATA 6Gbps ports (white and blue).



The back panel features six USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ones, optical S/PDIF, eSATA, Bluetooth, as well as HDMI, D-Sub and DVI.



The logo indicates support for the LucidLogix Virtu technology that dynamically switches between the discrete graphics card and the graphics core integrated into processor.

No pricing data has been disclosed yet.

Source: Tech163


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