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Archive for September 15th, 2019

AMD Suggest 16nm FinFET chips aren’t coming in 2015

  Source: DigitalTrends December is traditionally the time of year we grow closer to our families and friends, relax a little after many months of hard work, and feast on the rumors about what’s going to happen in the PC industry next year.   The latest teaser coming from the “Red Team” camp invokes an imminent APU and GPU fabrication process shift, pretty much quashing hopes for seeing 16 nanometer FinFET designs hit the mainstream in 2015. In the suggestive words of AMD’s very own Chief Technology Officer, Mark Papermaster, “we have our FinFET designs well underway, but we won’t be the first user, the bleeding edge of any new technology node.” In other words, the company’s designs are unlikely to start using the newest 16nm FinFET production process until 2016. It’s an understandable statement. AMD products have yet to hit 20nm, never mind 16nm, so they need to cross the former milestone first. The company isn’t far behind the curve in this regard, as GPU competitor Nvidia hasn’t hit 20nm yet, either, and many mobile SoCs are still built on a 28nm production node. But this does put AMD far behind big fish like Apple, Intel and Qualcomm.   Mark Papermaster emphasized 28 and 20-nanometer AMD products are in the works for 2015 releases, but sadly, mentioned nothing specific of rumored Caribbean Islands GPUs or revamped Carrizo APUs. We only heard that Carrizo is “very, very power optimized, with very, very efficient CPU and graphics”...



New Philips Moda 2 Monitor: The Display with Sense Appeal

 New Philips Moda 2 Monitor: The Display with Sense Appeal Integrated 7-watt speakers with surround-sound audio quality Bluetooth connectivity for wireless audio streaming Elegant design with narrow border and edge-to-edge glass Amsterdam, 15 December 2014: MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, today introduced a new 27-inch IPS display that combines stunning visuals in the glossy-white Moda design with expansive sound from integrated 7-watt speakers as well as Bluetooth connectivity to stream music. “Looks really matter when people choose a display for their living space,” says Thomas Schade, Vice President EMEA at MMD. “We’re confident that the new display will attract attention for all the right reasons. Not only does it offer great 360-degree looks with the Moda 2 design, people can also look forward to a captivating viewing and listening experience combined in a single device, with surround sound from the integrated speakers and Bluetooth connectivity to reduce cable clutter.” The highlights of the new Philips 275C5QHAW display in brief: 360-degree captivating looks The display has a clean, minimalistic look and wrap-around elegance to complement any living space. The actual screen border takes up minimal space: the outer bezel thickness measures no more than 2.5 mm, and the in-panel black matrix strip is just 3.5 mm wide. This creates an even cleaner look, with minimal distractions and maximum viewing size. Exp...



Gamdias Hermes Ultimate Keyboard Review

Gamdias is a company that is likely not well known by many computer enthusiasts, except for perhaps some of the diehards in the crowd. In truth, Gamdias has only been around for a couple years, designing keyboards (and the company) from the ground up. The Gamdias Hermes Ultimate mechanical keyboard is a fully backlit mechanical board that caters to discerning consumers who want something unique,, offering some very innovative features and software, extensive macros, full N-Key rollover, backlit illumination, sound dampeners, and onboard memory. Let's have a closer look.





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