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AMD have added three new Bulldozer CPUs to Q1 2012 release lineup

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 21, 2012 4:28 am

AMD have updated their Q1 2012 line-up to include three brand-spankin' new Bulldozer/Zambezi-based chips. This is all from a leaked roadmap that Donanimhaber published, which shows the there new chips as the FX-4150, FX-8140 and FX-6120.

 

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These chips are said to hit anytime between now and April. All of the new chips sport TDPs of just 95W. AMD also have plans to launch quad-core-based Trinity APU models with A10 and A8 processors in the following quarter (Q2), which is said to be followed by A6 and A4 dual-core versions in Q3. I've listed the chip details below:

 

FX-4150:

 

  • Cores: 4
  • Clock speed: 3.9GHz
  • Turbo speed: 4.1GHz
  • Cache: 12MB
  • TDP: 95W

 

FX-6120:

 

  • Cores: 6
  • Clock speed: 3.3GHz
  • Turbo speed: 3.9GHz
  • Cache: 14MB
  • TDP: 95W

 

FX-8140:

 

  • Cores: 8
  • Clock speed: 3.1GHz
  • Turbo speed: 4.0GHz
  • Cache: 16MB
  • TDP: 95W

RumorTT: NVIDIA Kepler GPU to launch mid-March

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Feb 21, 2012 3:19 am

EXPreview have posted some interesting news/rumor/talk about the upcoming 28nm-based NVIDIA Kepler GPUs where forum friend of EXPreview "phk" posted an article saying:

 

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During the week of March 15th, there comes with spot goods, NVIDIA won't follow AMD in spite of tight schedule.

 

Although phk doesn't state which product/s will debut, it should be an NVIDIA Kepler-based product. Whether this will be a paper launch, or a proper launch, I guess we'll have to wait and see. NVIDIA will need to release something, because if they don't, AMD will have a near top-to-bottom release of their GCN-based cards before NVIDIA even drops a single Kepler GPU. Can Team Green do it?

Apple settles "Antennagate" class-action lawsuit, has to pay $15 to iPhone 4 owners

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: Feb 21, 2012 2:21 am

You may remember the various antenna/reception-related issues that the iPhone 4 had at launch, and the whole "Antennagate" that surrounded it. Apple said it was the way users were holding it, then as more people were experiencing the issue, the more it became mainstream. Bumper cases were given out to sort out the obvious problem, and in the end, we now have a class-action lawsuit where iPhone 4 owners can get $15 back, or a free bumper case.

 

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The settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit which targeted the antenna performance in the iPhone 4. U.S. residents who purchased an iPhone 4 will be entitled to $15 in cash, or a free bumper case from Apple. There were 18 different lawsuits that were all consolidated into a class-action lawsuit, and all share the same claim that Apple was:

 

Misrepresenting and concealing material information in the marketing, advertising, sale, and servicing of its iPhone 4--particularly as it relates to the quality of the mobile phone antenna and reception and related software.

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AMD "Pircairn" 7800-series specs are here

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Feb 21, 2012 1:30 am

AMD have had their launch of their Radeon 7900-series, and now its time for the next Graphics CoreNext cards to be unveiled, the "Pitcairn" cards. The Pitcairn cards will slot into the Radeon HD 7800-series, where we'll see three SKUs from this series.

 

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First up we'll have the Radeon HD 7870, then a 2GB 7850 and a 1GB 7850. Spec-wise, we have:

 

Radeon HD 7870

 

  • 22 GCN CUs, 1408 stream processors
  • 88 TMUs, 24 ROPs (de-linked from memory bus)
  • 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, 2 GB
  • Clock speeds of 950 MHz core, 1375 MHz (5.50 GHz effective) memory

 

Radeon HD 7850

 

  • 20 Graphics CoreNext Compute Units, 1280 stream processors
  • 80 TMUs, 24 ROPs (de-linked from the memory bus, of course)
  • 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, 2 GB and 1 GB variants
  • Clock speeds of 900 MHz core, 1250 MHz (5.00 GHz effective) memory

RumorTT: 8-megapixel snapper on the iPad 3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 21, 2012 12:49 am

Another day, another Apple iPad 3 rumor. This time it is about the next-gen tablets camera. This time, it relates to a sighting of the iPad 3's back casing and internals, that had led to this RumorTT post. It looks as though the iPad 3 could sport an 8-megapixel camera.

 

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Taiwan's Apple Daily did a direct comparison showing a larger rear lens and have said that it [the iPad 3] would have an 8-megapixel camera. They also stated that it would feature the quad-core A6 processor, but there have also been rumors of a faster dual-core chip being slotted into the iPad 3.

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iOS 5.1 sports unlock-to-camera, as well as new language support for Siri

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:57 pm

BGR have gotten their dirty mits on "what is said to be" Apple's iOS 5.1 GM, which should hit users over-the-air (OTA) around March 9th or so, and BGR have thus confirmed two changes that have been baked into iOS 5.1.

 

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First off, we have the lock screen for iOS 5.1 sporting a fixed camera button which is found next to the slide-to-unlock button, and instead of tapping on said button to launch the camera, in iOS 5.1 all you do is drag the entire unlock section up to reveal the camera finder - nifty.

 

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Siri has also taken a trip to learn a new language: Japanese. BGR have confirmed this in the picture below where you can clearly see Siri now sports Japanese. BGR have learnt that there "are no roadblocks" and this is a release candidate that should hit in a few weeks time.

Weekly Giveaway: Thecus N4100EVO low-energy NAS Server

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Feb 20, 2012 2:50 pm

This week we have teamed up with the folks over at Thecus who are giving away one of their N4100EVO NAS servers to a lucky winner.

 

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Thecus is well known in the market for always putting innovative hardware and state of the art technology on the table for a fair price in order to guarantee our customers the best value. Thecus's new N4100EVO NAS offer a broad range of advanced features and differentiate themselves with low-energy hardware for those who place strong value on cutting down their electricity costs and carbon footprint. This cost-effective hardware is the first four-bay NAS on the market to feature the speedy and efficient dual-core Cavium CPU to get the quick transfer speeds necessary for large backups and heavy use. The N4100EVO is designed to change the way you run your office, at home or at work.

 

Dual Core CPU

 

The N4100EVO doesn't bust your budget and still has plenty of power to throw around. It integrates a Cavium dual-core processor, making file sharing, web hosting, and even heavy data backups easy and fast. This four bay NAS will also have 2 USB 2.0 ports for easy data backup to and from external hard drives and an LCD screen for more convenient administration...

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Monday Morning Roundup for February 20, 2012

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Roundups | Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:23 pm

The latest happenings in the technology world, February 20th, 2012.

 

Motherboards & CPUs:

 

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E Processor - Hi Tech Legion

Intel Core i7 3930K & Asus P9X79 WS LGA2011 WorkStation - KitGuru

Intel Core i7-3930K - Overclock3D

ASUS X79 Sabretooth - Madshrimps

 

GPUs:

 

XFX R7770 Black Edition S - Vortez News

ASUS Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 - Hi Tech Legion

AMD Radeon HD 7750 - Hardware Secrets

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VIA shows us its USB 3.0 Active Optical Cable for cabling length of around 100 meters

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:16 pm

Earlier today we visited the VIA Labs at the VIA headquarters here in Taipei where we got a look at an upcoming product which we can only discuss later this week - stay tuned for that. However, what we can discuss today is something cool we saw in the development labs area of the VIA office and that has to do with USB 3.0 cabling.

 

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Usually most copper wired USB 3.0 cables have a maximum length of around 3 meters and can fall prone to security issues since EMI is omitted and like tapping a phone line, if you knew enough about what you were doing, you could steal sensitive data from an unaware user. What VIA has done to massively increase the length of USB 3.0 cable is to develop its own style of USB 3.0 cable which uses fiber optic rather than copper wiring.

 

Besides the benefits of the added length and better security since fiber optic cabling does not omit EMI, USB 3.0 cable with fiber optics is far less lighter than copper based cabling and it is also much thinner, possibly allowing it to get into really tight areas where traditional and thicker USB 3.0 cable may not fit.

 

The actual USB 3.0 connector on the host end is about the same thickness s a regular USB 3.0 cable, just a little longer, as you can see in the shots below. This is because there is actually a very tiny chip inside the connector which allows for up to 10 Gbps with this TRX IC...

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Deal of the Day: HP Pavilion h8xt Desktop PC, $874.99 Shipped Free!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:36 am

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HP has discounted its HP Pavilion h8xt Desktop PC to just $899.99 shipped free! Use the $25 STACKABLE coupon code for an additional discount.

 

2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2600 Quad Core Processor

8GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [2 DIMMs]

2TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive

1GB DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 7570 [HDMI, DVI, VGA via adapter]

Blu-Ray player

Wireless-N LAN card (1x1)

15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB 2.0 (front), audio, 2 USB (top rear-facing)

Premium HP keyboard and optical mouse

 

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HP PAVILION H8XT INTEL CORE I7-2600 DESKTOP PC DEAL

 

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