Online News January 13, 2012

  • [Anandtech.com] AMD’s Lightning Bolt: Low Cost Thunderbolt Alternative for USB 3.0/DP

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5413/lightningbolt_575px.png (http://i4memory.com/show/5413/amds-lightning-bolt-low-cost-thunderbolt-alternative-for-usb-30dp)

    One of the things I love the most about AMD is the balance it provides to Intel. While I’ve spent much of CES looking for…

  • [Techreport.com] Trinity due mid-year in 17W, 35W variants

    AMD had a surprise waiting for us at its CES booth: a new demo of the upcoming Trinity APU, some details about the chip’s performance and launch schedule, and a glimpse at a couple of real Trinity chips.

    Image:…

  • [Expreview.com] AMD Newly Catalyst 11.12 Driver Available with HD 7970 Support

    AMD lately released a new version of its Catalyst developer drivers which features the support for Radeon HD 7970. The newly driver was edited on January 4th 2012. As for the supported graphics cards, they include Radeon HD 7900 series as well as Radon HD 7600/7500/7400/7300/7600A/7400A, but Radeon…
  • [Anandtech.com] Super Talent: Demos PCIe-based RAIDDrive upStream and RAIDDrive II SSDs

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5417/DSC_0017_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5417/super-talent-demos-pciebased-raiddrive-upstream-and-raiddrive-ii-ssds)

    It’s a bit sad, really: SATA 6Gbps ony a couple years old and already we’re seeing SSDs push the limits of the…

  • [Expreview.com] AMD Radeon HD 7950 to Fall on January 31st

    Radeon HD 7970 graphics card has gone on sale, but HD 7950 is till absent. However, it seems that we won’t have to wait too long for the launch of HD 7950, as AMD will officially announce its Tahiti Pro on January 31st, as Fudzilla reported. According to the source, different from the Radeon HD…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] CES 2012: Shuttle Introduces the XH61 LGA 1155 Barebone

    Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the leading developers and manufacturers of compact PC solutions such as the world-renowned XPC Mini-PC Barebones, has announced the launch of the XH61, a new 3-litre PC for Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors. Barely 7 cm…
  • [Expreview.com] PowerColor Working on Non-reference Radeon HD 7970

    Currently AMD graphics partner are working on non-reference Radeon HD 7970, earlier Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 has been leaked, while now another card from PowerColor is also surfaced. According to the source from Fudzilla, the non-reference Radeon HD 7970 from PowerColor will feature a self-designed…
  • [Anandtech.com] Some Thoughts on SandForce’s 3rd Generation SSD Controller

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5416/Screen Shot 2012-01-12 at 6.50.52 PM_575px.png (http://i4memory.com/show/5416/some-thoughts-on-sandforces-3rd-generation-ssd-controller)

    I spent a few minutes talking to SandForce in between meetings today and got a general idea of what a…

  • [Expreview.com] ASUS Readies Ivy Bridge Notebooks with ?Kepler? in April

    CES is always a good opportunity for manufacturers to announce their new products and show off the latest technology. On the exhibition stand of ASUS, Computebase noticed several new notebooks made by the company, including K75 series, brand-new N series and updated G series. Apart from featuring…
  • [Techreport.com] Nvidia and Asus aim for $249 Tegra 3 tablet

    CES — At Nvidia’s CES press conference, Asus CEO Jerry Shen joined Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang on stage to talk about Tegra 3-based tablets. The subject of their chat was a compact 7″ tablet, and the specs were very nice: a quad-core-ish Tegra 3 processor, 1280×800 IPS display, Android 4.0…
  • [Anandtech.com] Motorola Droid 4 Early Test Data Confirms RAZR Internals and Software

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5404/Droid 4 Hands-on-8_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5404/motorola-droid-4-early-test-data-confirms-razr-internals-and-software)

    Motorola has produced a lot of phones in the last several months that iterate the same hardware platform. While this…

  • [Techreport.com] Thursday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. AMD Game Blog: Early results achieved (http://blogs.amd.com/play/2012/01/11/early-results-achieved-with-amd-fx-processor-using-windows%c2%ae-7-scheduler-update/) with AMD
    FX processor using Windows 7 scheduler update
    2. Ars Technica: Raspberry Pi’s $35, 700MHz Linux…
  • [Anandtech.com] The First Thunderbolt Speed Bump: Likely in 2014

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5405/ThunderboltLayout_575px.png (http://i4memory.com/show/5405/the-first-thunderbolt-speed-bump-likely-in-2014)

    One of the most interesting use cases for Thunderbolt is as a connection to an external GPU for thin and light notebook users,…

  • [Anandtech.com] TI Wireless Charging – New Chipsets and 10W charging for Tablets

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5412/CES2012-6950_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5412/ti-wireless-charging-new-chipsets-and-10w-charging-for-tablets)

    This morning we stopped by TI’s power management group to check out what all they had in store, and got to check out some demos of…

  • [Anandtech.com] TI Shows Off OMAP 5 & ARM Cortex A15 at CES

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5406/Screen Shot 2012-01-12 at 10.24.13 AM_575px.png (http://i4memory.com/show/5406/ti-shows-off-omap-5-arm-cortex-a15-at-ces)

    We weren’t allowed to take photos but we’ve just seen TI’s OMAP 5 reference platform up and running Ice Cream Sandwich with…

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