A presentation slide, allegedly by AMD, leaked by a Japanese distributor confirmed specifications of AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7790 graphics card.
According to the slide, the HD 7790 is indeed based on a brand new silicon, with a transistor count of 2.08 billion ("Cape Verde" has 1.5 and "Pitcairn" boasts 2.80 billion). The silicon is built on the 28 nanometer silicon fab process.
The clock speed mentioned in the slide could be core, which is clocked at 1.00 GHz. Next up is the stream processor count, which stands at 896. The HD 7790 is mentioned to feature a primitive rate of 2 prim/clk, suggesting that its component hierarchy is more similar to "Tahiti" than "Cape Verde," which could mean double the tessellation processing power. All said and done, the HD 7790 belts out 1.79 TFLOPs of floating-point performance. The source goes on to mention in its text that the card features a 128-bit wide memory interface, memory clock speed of 6.00 GHz (96 GB/s), a TDP of 85W, and a single 6-pin PCIe power connector. It is expected to launch no later than tomorrow (22/03).
Jen-Hsun Huang says the company's mobile chip will show 100-times improvement from the first generation to the fifth.
The next generation, coming later this year, is code-named Logan, while the fifth generation of Tegra is code-named Parker, Huang said at the company's GPU developers' conference.
Logan will incorporate NVIDIA's Kepler GPU, which currently is dominating the discrete graphics market. It also will include CUDA, NVIDIA's programming model for GPUs that allows users to do many tasks at once. Parker, meanwhile, will be Nvidia's first processor from its Project Denver push. That includes full 64-bit capabilities, making it more attractive for use as the brains in one's computer or in a server or supercomputer.
NVIDIA first started talking about Project Denver during the Consumer Electronics Show in 2011, but it hadn't provided many updates since that time. Parker also will incorporate a Maxwell GPU, NVIDIA's next-generation architecture.
Meanwhile, Huang today also unveiled NVIDIA's next-generation GPUs. The Kepler architecture, which is currently shipping in devices, will be followed by Maxwell in 2014. That architecture has a unified virtual memory that makes it possible for GPU operations to read and see the CPU memory, and vice versa. All memory is visible to all processors. That's going to make it easier for developers, Huang said.
Next comes Volta. That GPU will have a new technology called stacked memory. Nvidia said it will solve one of the biggest challenges today, which is memory bandwidth for GPU. Volta will take a leap forward and will stack the DRAM on the same silicon substrate. It will carry DRAMs stacked on top of one another.
Lenovo announced the ThinkPad T431s, a new thinner and lighter 14-inch Ultrabook in its T series with a new innovative trackpad and an enhanced keyboard.
The 14-inch T431s Ultrabook has a 14-inch 1600x900 anti-glare display, carrying 250 nits of brightness. Entry level systems will be powered by a 2.7GHz Intel Core i5-3337U processor, Intel HD Graphics, 4GB RAM, a 320GB 5400rpm hard drive with per minute and run Windows 7 or Windows 8. If you need a bit more power and speed, you can spring for a Core i7 CPU, up to 12GB of RAM and a solid state drive, up to 1TB.
The connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports and a docking port, for dropping the ThinkPad into one of Lenovo’s desktop hubs. There’s also a 720p HD webcam, optional integrated WWAN with 3G/4G mobile hotspot feature and Bluetooth 4.0, together with up to 9hrs of battery life.
In addition, the new ThinkPad trackpad is an evolution of the TrackPoint and TouchPad featuring a new larger, smooth, responsive, multi-touch glass surface that optimizes Windows 8 gestures, click functionality, and integrates TrackPoint behavior to deliver a customized experience for all users. The system measures are 13.03x8.89x0.8 inches and its weight is 1.63kg.
The ThinkPad T431s will be available in April starting at approximately $949.
Today Sony announced two new Xperia smartphones to join its 2013 line up–the Xperia SP and Xperia L.
The Xperia SP has a 4.6-inch HD display featuring Bravia technology. The device supports 4G LTE connectivity and has a "transparent element" that allows the user to personalize changing colors on the phone notifying of incoming calls or messages. The Xperia SP includes an 8MP camera and a special Stamina mode to extend battery life. The phone will be offered in white, red, and black colors.
The other smartphone is the Xperia L, which has a 4.3-inch FWVGA resolution display. It also has integrated NFC technology and uses a dual-core processor. The Xperia L has 8MP rear camera. It will come in white, red, or black colors.
The specifications of these novelties include:
Pricing on the phones is unknown. Both the SP and L smartphones will be available globally in Q2.
Today Samsung announced its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S 4.
The Galaxy S 4 has a 5-inch 441ppi fullHD Super AMOLED display with 441ppi. The smartphone also utilizes Corning's new Gorilla Glass 3.
The novelty supports 3G (HSPA+42 Mbps) 850/990/1900/2100MHz and 4G LTE (Cat 3 100/50Mbps). It also features Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and IR LED Remote Control.
The Galaxy S 4 is packed by 2GB RAM and 16, 32, or 64GB internal storage capacities. Each of these has a microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 64GB. Smartphone is equipped with a 13MPrear camera and 2Mp front camera.
The device offers two processor options: quad-core Qualcomm 1.6GHz or Samsung 1.6GHz Exynos "Octa" processor. The choice depends on your location.
Dimensions of the new device are 136.6x69.8x7.9 mm and its weight is 130 g. It also has 2600mAh battery and runs Android 4.2.
The Galaxy S 4 has some new functions such as 'S Translator', providing an instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications); 'Dual Camera', allowing to use both front and rear cameras simultaneously; 'Story Album'; 'S Voice Drive' to activate commands via voice control for optimization during the driving. Of course, there is also 'Smart Scroll/Pause' function included. It automatically stops the video when you are not looking at the display.
The specifications of the novelty include:
Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be available from Q2 globally.
Today Digital Treasures introduced the Props Power Case for iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad Mini.
The Power Case is available in two options for an extra boost of power on-the-go: a 12,000mAh or 8,000mAh battery. The version compatible with the iPad Mini is available only with a built-in 8,000mAh battery. The LED battery status indicator on the top of the case offers a visual update on how much power is left in the battery before it needs to be recharged. It includes charging cable and USB adapter cable to power up the iPad and additional mobile devices.
The Power Case features anti-slide design to keep iPad safe during the whole period of using.
The Power Case with built-in 12,000mAh battery retails for $99.95 and the Power Case with built-in 8,000mAh battery retails for $89.95. The Power Case for the iPad Mini retails for $79.95.
HTC announced the availability of HTC One Developer Edition. This version of the handset is aimed specifically towards developers, and offers the features, including an unlocked bootloader and SIM.
The HTC One Developer Edition features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage space. The display has full HD resolution, and the smartphone’s body is made entirely of metal, making this a robust handset both inside and out. Both the SIM and bootloader are unlocked.
The specifications of the HTC One Developer Edition include:
The Developer Edition is only available in a limited quantity, so you shouldn’t daily it. The handset will only be shipped to customers who have a United States zip code for $649.
Today Dell announced the XPS 18 hybrid AiO PC and tablet hybrid, which runs at Windows 8 and boasts a 18.4-inch detouchable touch screen.
The Dell XPS 18 is an entirely Windows based hybrid AiO. The portable XPS 18 AiO is built on Intel’s third-generation core processors. There are not many ports on this all-in-one PC: two USB 3.0, a 3.5mm headset jack and an SD card slot. Also you can find Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Wireless connectivity for the bundled (and reasonably nice) wireless keyboard and Logitech mouse is built right in. There is a 720p webcam on the top with a dual microphone.
The specifications of the Dell XPS 18 are:
The XPS 18 will also include the Dell Wyse PocketCloud app to build and manage user’s own "cloud" for both personal and work documents that can be shared to other iOS and Android devices.
The AiO will come with an Intel Pentium processor, 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive for $899 and climb to £1,099 for the top end model on April, 16.
Source: The Verge
A majority of the Sony stores across the US have dropped the price of the 3G-compatible PlayStation Vita, down to $199.97.
The base 3G bundle includes the handheld, an 8GB memory card and a voucher for a free PlayStation Network game, if you sign up for data coverage, that is.
The image above comes from a Century City store in LA. Save for a couple of stores on the East Coast that had closed once the source called each and every Sony store location to confirm. An employee at the Denver location surmised this was a permanent price drop due to a discontinuation of the model and said there was no time frame on the sale in his system, which means Sony can end the sale whenever.
The New Jersey and Las Vegas locations also told the 3G model was being discontinued, while an employee in Seattle said the sale would only last until Sunday. Other locations still had old pricing in their systems and had no idea about the price cut—and Sony has yet to bring the price down online.
ASUS announces availability of the touch-powered VivoBook S500 in North America.
ASUS VivoBook S500 has high-definition 15.6-inch display supporting multitouch for running at Windows 8 and ASUS Smart Gesture.
The basis of the system includes a 3rd generation Intel Core processor, ASUS SonicMaster audio and hybrid SSD/HD drive options. Using SSD lets you cutback the escape time from sleep-mode up to 2 seconds.
Basic specifications of the ASUS VivoBook S550 are:
The ASUS VivoBook S500 starts at $699 or higher depending on model configuration.
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