Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Athlon II and II, AMD Phenom, on the sly

AMD has introduced two new processors, without fanfare. And for good reason: it is not APU (Fusion), but simple K10. The first is an Athlon X2 II running at 3.4 GHz, the model 270. It offers 1 MB of cache per core, has a TDP of 65 W and is worth € 65. The second is a "false" Phenom X4, the 850. Indeed, this model clocked at 3.3 GHz with a TDP of 95 W is based on the Propus die like Athlon X4 II.

The Darkness 2: Horror game starts with delay

Jackie Estacado is back: Two years after he brought his girlfriend to track the murderer, he finds himself in "The Darkness 2" back in the middle of a mafia war. Trigger an attack on Jackie, now Don the Franchetti family. It's high time to unleash the forces of darkness again. But the use of super powers has its price: Jackie slips deeper and deeper down into hell, "The Darkness 2" is based on a story by comic book writer Paul Jenkins.

Bastion: The first 15 minutes in video

On 20 July 2011 appears the action-packed adventure "Bastion" one of the tracks in Microsoft's Summer of Arcade program for Xbox 360 The imaginative plan-fun-Hau won seven awards at E3 2011 - among other accolades as a downloadable game and the most original title. The action role-playing game puts you in a ruined world that you build from the remains of the past and transform it into a safe bastion.

TSMC produce processors A6Apple

TSMC would have started making the first copies of test A6 Apple ARM processors, according to Reuters. This announcement therefore confirms the rumors of who said last June that Apple had to abandon Samsung TSMC for strategic and technology (see "Apple is going to make its processors elsewhere"). According to Reuters, Apple has not yet completed the abandonment of its processors for Samsung A6.

Seagate SSD of 800 GB SAS 6 gigabits/s

Seagate has announced that its SSD Pulsar.2 were sent to dealers, we should see them arrive in stores by the end of the month. The range includes several models and several types of SSD. Pulsar.2 the use of MLC memory and four capacities are available: 100, 200, 400 and 800 GB capacity in each, there are SAS versions 6 gigabits/s and SATA 6 Gbit/s, except for Model 800 GB which exists only in SAS.

AMD-3870 A8: the first APU Llano multiplier unlocked

After presenting the first of the family APU Llano A6 and A8-3650-3850, AMD is preparing to introduce a new model. The identity card of the APUs A8-3870 reveals a more dedicated overclocking solution that offers a fully unlocked multiplier and an operating frequency of 3.1 GHz by default The processor is based on quad-core architecture and features a DirectX 11 GPU Radeon HD 6550D with 400 stream processors running at 600 MHz and a controller of the dual-channel DDR3-1866 MHz This new APU comes up to the fourth quarter of 2011.

Corsair Dominator DDR3 memory kit

Corsair has announced the kit DDR3 Dominator Series high-performance GT with total capacity of 8GB (2 4GB modules). The peculiarity lies in the timing is particularly driven (9-11-9-27) in relation to the clock frequency (2133 MHz) and voltage (1.5v). These memories are certified by the manufacturer in California to operate stably up to 2400MHz with even lower access latencies (9-9-9-24) but vDIMM raised to 1.65v.

Mac mini and MacBook Air now?

If Mac OS X Lion released today, also new computers are expected... And the Mac mini and MacBook Air should be updated this week. In the Mac mini, we should move from a Core 2 Duo platform to platform Sandy Bridge. The current graphics card, the GeForce IGP 320M, would be replaced by an Intel HD 3000 and the hard drive is 500 GB standard (currently 320 GB).

We should find 2 GB of RAM as standard, with a maximum of 8 GB. Level processor, the Core 2 Duo at 2.4 GHz and 2.6 GHz would be replaced by i5 2410M (2.3 GHz, 2.9 GHz Turbo) and i5 2520m (2.5 GHz Turbo 3.2 GHz). Version of "Server" with 4 GB of RAM, two hard drives to 7200 rpm (500 GB) and a 2 GHz processor would also be in the game.