ATI Radeon HD 5830 - performance series Radeon HD 5800 costs up to $ 250

Thursday, February 25, 2010

As expected, the company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) officially introduced its new graphics card based on 40 nm chip Cypress - ATI Radeon HD 5830. Novelty was the third and the youngest model in the line of Radeon HD 5800 and combines the performance of solutions in this series with a relatively low price. It is reported that the value of ATI Radeon HD 5830 is around 239 dollars.

Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 5830 is aimed at gamers and the community has sufficient functionality to support the latest video games. Is no accident in the number of supported accelerator technology includes DirectX 11, ATI Eyefinity and ATI Stream, as well as the mode of CrossFireX.

In addition, in the ATI Radeon HD 5830 is 2.15 billion transistors, and the adapter is equipped with 1120 stream processors, 56 texture units and memory GDDR5. The interface system of the accelerator includes video output DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI and D-Sub, a GPU clock speed and memory are equal to 800 and 1000 MHz respectively. This computational power of graphics accelerator ATI Radeon HD 5830 reaches a milestone in the 1,792 teraflops, and its power consumption under maximum load, and the standby time is 175 and 25 watts respectively.

Blackberry Bold 9700 and Motorola Droid and Nexus One nearly reached the critical level of radiation

Organization EWG provided a list of mobile devices with the highest level of radio emission. Although all devices conform to the norms of radiation, yet some of them his level is high enough. Radiation is measured in watts per kilogram of body weight, that is, the number of absorbed energy (Specific Absorption Rate, SAR). U.S. certification authority FCC (Federal Communications Commission) established the maximum SAR level of 1.6 watts / kg.

Smartphone Blackberry Bold 9700 is almost reaches the critical indicators of radiation: 1.55 W / kg, Motorola Droid radiation level is 1.5 watts / kg, the LG Chocolate Touch - 1,46 W / kg and, finally, the Nexus One -- 1.39 W / kg. In turn, the safest in terms of radiation as a model of Motorola Brute i680, Samsung Mythic and Pantech Impact.

EWG also leads the table with a rating of phones at the experts' recommendations, which are marked with indices of radio emission. By the way, a group of producers called the Mobile Manufacturers Forum noted that to determine the level of radio emission mobile devices are tested in laboratory conditions at maximum power. But in real conditions, especially near the base stations, the level of radiation may be considerably less.

Compact nettop MSI Wind Box DE220 and DC220 - almost the same, but with different graphics

Company Micro-Star International (MSI) unveiled two nettop - Wind Box DE220 and DC220. They are built on a platform of Intel Pine Trail (Atom processors 510 or 410) and differ only in the graphics: the MSI DE220 is a discrete ATI Mobility Radeon HD, while the DC220 - Integrated Intel. Besides, MSI DE220 model is equipped with an HDMI port, otherwise, the characteristics of the two devices are identical. According to the manufacturer, data nettop consume 90% less electricity than a standard desktop computer. In addition, they are enclosed in plastic housing that can be subjected to processing. On the cost and timing of these two new products so far have not been announced.

MSI DE220/DC220 Specifications:

* Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium
* Processor - Intel Atom 510/410 (1,66 GHz)
Chipset - Intel NM10
* Graphics - Discrete ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4300/integrirovannaya Intel NM10
* 160 GB hard drive (7200 rpm)
* Up to 4 GB of RAM
* Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, IR
* Card Reader 6-in-1 (XD, SD, mini SD, Micro SD, MMC, MS)
* Ports - USBx4, RJ45, VGA, HDMI (DE220), microphone, headphones, SPDIF, E-SATA
* Color - black, blue
* Dimension - 283x178x40, 4 mm

Media Player-navigator Philips GoGear Connect based on Android 2.1

Philips has introduced a multifunctional portable media player GoGear Connect. This device is based on the operating system, Android 2.1, and its own interface Philips. The model is equipped with a 3.2-inch touch screen with a resolution of 320x480 pixels, it is located under the trackball. Built in memory Philips GoGear Connect is 8, 16, 32 or 64 GB in the case of shortage of this, you can use a memory card format microSD.

In general, the possibility GoGear Connect noticeably wider than a standard media player. For example, it is equipped with not only a wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and GPS receiver, that is, it can be used as a navigator. But smartphone device does not replace, because it has the support of cellular communication, but can communicate via VoIP - the speaker and microphone are provided. It is reported that Philips GoGear Connect go on sale in the third quarter of this year, its value so far nothing is known.

MSI Air Keyboard - wireless mini keyboard with integrated 3D mouse

Company Micro-Star International (MSI) provided a wireless mini-keyboard Air Keyboard. The keyboard is made so that the user will be convenient to hold it with both hands, to enter their thumbs, as well as using it to remotely manage a home media center. Interestingly, the keyboard uses the Motion Control, which is responsible for managing the cursor. MSI Company pays special attention to the fact that the keyboard is equipped with a built-«3D-mouse," with which "the mouse is remotely controlled relevant movements keyboard.

The unit has rounded edges for easy grip, and besides the usual 80 keys is equipped with a number of "hot keys" that can be used to control multimedia functions, and on top there is a special cursor. Connecting to a computer provides a USB adapter, which does not require any additional drivers.

A mini-keyboard on two AA batteries, and its working range can reach up to 50 meters. MSI Air Keyboard has dimensions of 14,2 x 8,8 x 3,3 cm and weighs only 200 grams. Device is compatible with the following operating systems: Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X. It is expected that MSI Air Keyboard on sale in March of this year and costs 79 euros.

Netbook-transformer Viliv S10 Blade with multitouch, SSD and HSPA is available for pre-orders

Dynamism began receiving orders for netbook-transformer Viliv S10 Blade. The device is equipped with swivel 10.1-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels. Screen netbook be rotated so that the user could use a computer and a tablet.

In the basic version comes with a laptop computer running Windows XP (and, consequently, does not support Multitouch), hard disk capacity 60 GB, 1 GB of RAM and 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530. The company also offers users a complete set with 2.0 GHz Intel Atom Z550.

Communication possibilities include the presence of transformer modules wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR. There is also a two port USB 2.0, webcam, card reader, stereo speakers, VGA and TV outputs. Optionally, the computer can be equipped with HSPA modem, 3G module and memory card slot for SDHC. Dimensions Viliv S10 Blade is 260 x 185 x 17-26 mm, weight - 1,21 kg. Battery time in standalone mode up to 10 hours on one charge, which according to the manufacturer is sufficient for up to 7 hours of video playback.

Also, the manufacturer provides a model of the netbook, which is running the operating system Windows 7 Home Premium, and the user's choice of 32 GB or 64 GB solid state drive. Currently netbook Viliv S10 Blade is already available. Its cost ranges from $ 699.99.

MSI R5870 Lightning - adapter based on the Radeon HD 5870 with 15-Phase Power

One of the leading manufacturers of video cards MSI has officially introduced a new graphics accelerator R5870 Lightning, on the development of which we have repeatedly reported the news. As the name implies, this adapter is a solution based on the ATI Radeon HD 5870, which became part of a flagship series of Lightning.

As well as other modifications ATI Radeon HD 5870, graphics card MSI R5870 Lightning made on the basis of 40 nm and the Cypress chip is equipped with technology support of DirectX 11, ATI Eyefinity and ATI Stream, as well as the regime CrossFireX. In addition, to increase reliability when working at extreme loads accelerator is equipped with high-class capacitors, Hi-c CAP and 15-phase power system.

For power supplies graphics accelerator MSI R5870 Lightning meets the 8-pin power connector PCIe, and cooling components for the video card - a high-performance cooler Twin Frozr II with two 80 mm PWM fan and thermal tubes SuperPipe 8 mm in diameter. The adapter has received and a special PCB design called LPL (Lightning Power Layer). It is no accident MSI R5870 Lightning is positioned as a solution for the extreme gamer.

Other characteristics of the graphics card MSI R5870 Lightning include the presence of points of V-Check, capable of detecting voltage of the GPU and the memory and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory and 256-bit interface and video outputs DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI. GPU clock speed and memory are 900 and 4800 MHz respectively, and supplied to the video card included overclocker utility Afterburner.

Notebook Toshiba Portege M780 and Satellite Pro U500 on sale

Toshiba has announced release dates and the cost of the laptop-transformer Portege M780 laptop and Satellite Pro U500. Recall, Toshiba Portege M780 was announced early this month. It is equipped with 12.1-inch swivel touch screen and is based on the processors Intel Core i3 and Core i5. The model quite functional: the amount of RAM can be 8 GB, an optical drive DVD, Adapters Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, HD web camera and even an optional fingerprint sensor. Sales of notebook-transformer Toshiba Portege M780 has already begun, the cost starts from $ 1279.

Model Satellite Pro U500, in turn, is equipped with 13.3-inch touch screen with support for multi-touch. This notebook can be based on Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Core i3. This new well is already on sale and costs from $ 949. Price more "advanced" to modify the device with a DVD drive Slot-loading and backlit keyboard starts at $ 1099.

PowerColor PCS + HD5830 - Radeon HD 5830 version with acceleration and non-reference cooler

Taiwanese company TUL Corporation, which owns the brand PowerColor, announced its own version of the adapter's recently released Radeon HD 5830. The new video is called PowerColor PCS + HD5830 and is a solution with a factory overclocked and non-reference cooling system.

Graphics Card PowerColor PCS + HD5830 is equipped with 1120 stream processors, 1 GB of GDDR5 memory with 256-bit interface and video outputs DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. In this case there is support for DirectX 11 technology, ATI Eyefinity and treatment CrossFireX, and clock speeds of the GPU and memory are 825 and 1050 MHz.

During cooling components adapter PowerColor PCS + HD5830 meets dual-slot cooler with a 92 mm fan and four copper teplootvodnymi tubes. This card is designed for a community of gamers, its costs are not reported.

Transcend updates a series of 2,5 "SSD model to protect against unauthorized access

Company Transcend Information introduced its updated 2.5 "solid-state hard drives. New SSD have protected from unauthorized access, making them more reliable and safe alternative to traditional hard drives.

New versions 2,5 "SSD by Transcend implemented in versions with SATA drive and IDE. They include technology to protect against unauthorized access, including a holographic logo Transcend and seals that prevent opening the hard drive. Through these solutions, users can be confident that they would receive a genuine product Transcend, which has never been opened by unauthorized third parties or other users.

New SSD by Transcend also have a body with a polished glossy finish. The company Transcend, to facilitate users to select their required SSD, equips each series SSD unique decorative panel: Ultra Series SATA SSD have a diamond-shaped pattern, standard SATA SSD completely black, and IDE SSD decorated rectangles. Corps new SSD lighter shells predecessors, which makes them a suitable choice for installation in the lungs computers such as notebooks and netbooks.

New ultra-compact camcorder Samsung U20 and U15 with support for HD-video

Samsung Digital Imaging Company announced that it expanded its portfolio of ultra-compact cameras, will present PMA-2010, two new cameras: HMX-U20 and HMX-U15, which will replace the model Samsung HMX-U10. These new items have a number of new features, in particular, built-in USB-connector. In addition, the camera HMX-U20 while maintaining the small size of the lens is equipped with a 3-fold optical zoom. Both models are made in a curved design: their lenses are rejected from the longitudinal axis of the body into seven degrees, which helps to keep the camcorder from the words of the producer, more natural, with less strain on the wrist.

In HMX-U20 and HMX-U15 uses CMOS (CMOS) matrix of size 1 / 2, 3-inch through which is video recording with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full-HD) and 30 frames per second. For video compression codec used H.264. In addition, new items provide an opportunity to make pictures with a resolution of 10 (HMX-U20) and 14 megapixels (HMX-U15).

New Samsung camcorder equipped with a digital image stabilizer Hyper Digital Image Stabilization and function of the lapse, but with built-in collapsible USB-connector holders of HMX-U20 and HMX-U15 can not forget about those times when they had to carry a separate USB-cable to connect the camcorder to your computer. Moreover, when connected to a PC via USB camera battery is automatically recharged. And support for HDMI interface allows straight from the camera to play back footage on an HD TV.

SanDisk has begun shipping solid-state drive G3 SSD

SanDisk has announced the beginning of the retail supply of solid-state drive series G3 Solid State Drives (SSD) in North America and Europe. Over the life of SanDisk G3 SSD 120 GB can hold up to 80 record terrabayt data. This volume of data corresponds to 10 years in the use of conventional PCs. Drives used in intelligent file system SanDisk ExtremeFFS, which allows you to increase the velocity of an arbitrary record and thus prolong the service life of storage in computers with operating systems like Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 7. Reliability SanDisk G3 SSD confirmed by a number of tests on the impact strength and resistance to vibration.

SanDisk G3 SSD allows you to open files with a speed twice the speed of the hard drive 7200 RPM. Read speed is 220 MB / sec write speed - 120 MB / sec. SanDisk G3 SSD drives are certified for use with Microsoft Windows 7, and also compatible with Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux. The device also supports the newest feature of Windows 7 TRIM, which can significantly increase the performance SSD-drives.

SanDisk G3 SSD is available for order in the official online store for SanDisk at The recommended price for the storage capacity of 60 GB is $ 229.99 and $ 399.99 - for 120 GB. In the retail chains in Europe and the U.S. the device will appear shortly.

New old Samsung Jet 2 in India

Samsung has introduced in the Indian market mobile phone model Samsung Jet 2. Model with the index S8003 almost completely repeats the original Samsung S8000 Jet, positioned as a phone "more clever than a smartphone. Intended for the Indian market model has a 3.1-inch AMOLED touch-screen with WVGA resolution, 800 MHz processor, supports multitasking, Wi-Fi module and GPS, technology supports enhanced audio transmission DNSe and SRS Sound Effect. Photo module - 5-megapixel sensor with the ability to autofocus.

The official successor of Samsung Jet has already been appointed model Samsung S8500 Wave, so you can assume that the S8003 is a regional version, so to speak, Jet +. All realized improvements relate exclusively to the phone software, without affecting in any way its hardware component. This model has not received interface TouchWiz 3.0 - kept the previous version 2.0. Nevertheless, states that the use of smart phones has become more convenient: the interface became more convenient, has been added feature "one-finger zoom, which can be used for web browsing, viewing pictures or text files (including TXT and PDF). The rest of the software component has not undergone significant changes.

It is unclear whether Samsung S8003 Jet 2 shows the outside of the Indian market. In India, its value will be 19 500 Indian rupees (about 420 U.S. dollars).

"The Messenger" first in Russia will provide communicator Acer Liquid

Group Svyaznoy announced the launch of its mobile communication centers and the online store of exclusive sales of the new smartphone Acer Liquid, which is running the operating system Android 1.6. This device opens a new series of Acer smartphones Liquid. In addition, Acer Liquid is the first Android-smartphone equipped with a processor Snapdragon from Qualcomm.

Communicator is a besklaviaturnogo monobloc and has a 3.5 touch TFT-display, whose resolution is 480 * 800 pixels. The model is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and support geoteggov, ability to manually adjust ISO and self-timer.

Among the special features include integration with address book services such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Picasa and Flickr. Separate widget opens a multimedia library. The book of contacts is integrated with popular web services and displays the current status of users in social networks with updating in real time. Pre-application Spinlets, in turn, allows you to access media files in streaming mode, as well as share them.

The model is equipped with a slot microSD, wireless modules Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS-navigation, a function of having A-GPS. The presence of high-speed processor Qualcomm Snapdragon allows Liquid to work with 3D-graphics running Android 1.6. In addition, the smartphone offers a longer battery life for active users.

Acer Liquid works in such frequency bands as GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS 850/1900/2100. Memory communicator is 256 MB internal memory - 512 MB. Communicator Acer Liquid is a monoblock with dimensions of length 115 mm, width 62.5 mm, thickness - 12.5 mm. Acer Liquid Weight is 135 grams.

Until March 18, 2010 Acer Liquid can only be purchased in retail network "The Messenger". Cost Acer Liquid will be 16 990 rubles.

Microsoft submitted a budget version of Blue Track mouse

Company Microsoft has updated its line of mouse using the technology of Blue Track. This technology is notable that the use of lasers blue spectrum allows the manipulator to position very accurately, while on any surface: from polished stone to fabrics with a high pile. Upgrading is a matter of interest the first time that Blue Track sensors were used in the devices, which cost less than $ 30, and the fact that the first time in this series appeared wired model.

Model of Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, $ 30, is a simple mouse with a minimalist design, three buttons and a scroll wheel. The product is designed for use with computers and laptops, are equally suitable for right-handed and left-handed, uses to communicate with a workstation and has a channel time without recharging up to 8 months. Mouse Wireless Mouse 2000 is a more advanced version, which differs by larger size and a wheel that supports the function of inclination.

The most budget, but the simplest is a wired model Comfort Mouse 4500, which connects to a computer via a USB-connector. It has five buttons, the functionality of which is user configurable, and the scroll wheel. The cost of the robot will be $ 25.

All three mouse will go on sale in April and will be offered in a variety of colors.

Nintendo DSi XL will be released in late March

The company Nintendo,'s mobile gaming platforms officially announce the list of releases, which will take place shortly. On March 28 in the United States will go on sale a new portable game console Nintendo DSi XL, which is 93% larger than its predecessor, Nintendo DS Lite, which provides greater comfort and better quality games. The main improvement of comfort should contribute to a new screen diagonal is 4.2 inches. Distinguishes him not only a great diagonal, but also to increase viewing angles and better response to pressing the stylus. The latter also underwent refinement to improve ergonomics. As a pre-set programs in the U.S. market will be offered to program a series of Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Math, and Photo Clock, as well as the Free Application Nintendo DSi Browser and Flipnote Studio.

Because the primary role of game consoles have been and continue the game, then with the Nintendo DSi XL will be brought to a whole range of gaming applications. In the sequel, including 2 Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid: Other M, Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies and others. Along with the launch of the console on March 28 will also have a number of accessories for it. Cost Nintendo DSi XL in the basic kit is $ 190.

Beeline has launched a limited series of designer USB-Modem

The mobile operator Beeline announced the commencement of sales of a limited series of designer USB-modems. New collection of USB-modem on the Beeline is presented in two versions: a specially designed for the female audience in the elegant modem is a white building with a floral pattern, while for men - in stylish black case with a musical theme.

USB-modems Beeline for wireless Internet connectivity working as a mobile network, GSM, and in the next-generation 3G networks with theoretically achievable speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps. USB-modems are easy to use - just connect the modem to the computer through USB-connector, all the settings are installed automatically. Beeline subscribers can not only surf the World Wide Web, and send and receive SMS-messages from your computer, via the menu to check the balance, deposit account, select rate plans and involve a variety of additional services.

The recommended price set «USB-modem" Beeline "is 1190 rubles. Included with the USB-modem is available SIM-card with a special rate plan, the conditions which are optimal for Internet access.

Smartphone platform Creative Zii may appear already in April

We have repeatedly reported that the company Creative is most famous for her music solutions is developing a platform for mobile phones. The reason is the fact that the first platform Creative Zii was demonstrated at CES 2009, which attracted some interest, since it has the opportunity to work with HD-video. After officially announced that the company is not interested in Creative release a smartphone under its own brand and is willing to sell the platform, based on already established experimental samples. Apparently, someone to bring any of the operators or handset manufacturers and Creative did not mention the platform Zii disappeared from the first row. However, according to the resource epiZENter handset development continues and is the company itself.

The official site was updated and it now displays information about the availability of peripheral devices for Zii Phone: dock and A / V cable. Also reported on the availability of a new Zii Development Kit, which is a set of modules that can be attached to the platform: a phone (WCDMA and GSM / EDGE), 2 photographic (front VGA and basic 3-megapixel fixed-focus), and 3, 5-inch touch screen with HVGA resolution. However, a source inside the company said epiZENter, that customization Android OS will be fully completed in March.

This information makes it probable information previously provided that the first smartphone platform Zii ZMS-05 goes on sale in the first half of 2010. Theoretically, the device could be ready as early as April.

LG plans to deliver the first communicator with Windows Phone 7 in September

At the presentation of the new operating system for communicators 7 for Windows Phone MWC2010 in Barcelona, head of Microsoft Steve Ballmer said that the first device with this OS will be launched in the pre-holiday period. " Usually, this term implies the period before the Catholic Christmas and New Year, however, the information reported by the resource Engadget, cast doubt as to exactly what holidays meant Mr. Ballmer. According to the representatives of the site, an unnamed source in the Hong Kong branch of LG said that the product based on Windows Phone 7 will be released between September and November.

This information confirms the pre-existing rumors that the willingness of devices with Windows Phone 7 will come in late summer - early autumn. And, if the representative of LG was correctly understood, then Steve Ballmer talked about Halloween, not Christmas.

Pentax Optio W90: protected compact camera is not afraid of water and frost

Hoya Corporation Pentax introduced the Optio W90 - protected by a solid 12-megapixel camera. This camera can take still photographs and video underwater at a depth of 6 meters at least 2 hours, and if an additional purchase for the Optio W90 underwater boxing, you can even shoot at a depth of 60 meters. Along with the class of waterproof IPX 8 (or Class 8 standard JIS) CD has the resistance characteristics and can withstand impact from a fall from a height of 1.2 m, without prejudice to the appearance and stuffing. The ends of the chamber are made of soft blows extinguishing material, which additionally provides a reliable hold the camera in wet hands. Endurance Optio W90 is also provided increased protection from dust IPX 6 (JIS Class 6). In addition, the camera operates in the cold as minus 10 degrees.

Optio W90 is equipped with 5-fold wide-angle zoom lens with a focal length of 28-140 mm (equivalent to 35mm format). Special mode of the digital microscope "allows you to capture subjects that are difficult to see with the naked eye. Zoom facility helps digital zoom, the complexity of lighting help to overcome the 3 LEDs surrounding the lens.

The compact camera can shoot video with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, with sound and stabilization. To view the footage on the big TV has a HDMI output. In addition, in-camera for the footage you can apply basic editing functions, for example, to extract one frame video and add it as a title at the beginning or end of your title, and even effectively slow to capture events occurring (running clouds blossoming flower) by using the interval shooting.

During photographic processing Optio W90 monitors image shift, registers the appearance of the effect of lubrication and with a software filter restores the image. In low light, either automatically or manually (depending on settings), select the increased sensitivity of the matrix (up to ISO 6400). With 2.7-inch netuskneyuschemu in the bright sun the LCD monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio you can comfortably view the captured images. For wireless transmission of images and videos into your computer with technology Wi-Fi, camera optimized to work with the cards Eye-Fi, which can be installed instead of the conventional SD memory cards. Camera can be controlled using the acquired additional new infrared remote control, which is also protected from moisture. Of the additional features can be noted and an alarm clock function, as well as a voice recorder mode. The kit includes the camera strap with a carbine, with which the camera can be securely fasten to a backpack, to a belt or other sports equipment. Sales Pentax Optio W90 will begin in the spring for about $ 330.