Thursday, November 5, 2015

IT News Head Lines (techPowerUp) 06/11/2015


(PR) Arctic Announces Liquid Freezer Line of AIO Liquid CPU Coolers
Arctic announces its first liquid coolers, the Liquid Freezer 120 and Liquid Freezer 240. For years ARCTIC provides delighted gamer and enthusiasts with CPU air coolers of all classes. With the first water coolers the processor cooling now reaches a new level. The Liquid Freezer 120 and the Liquid Freezer 240 start in the market not only as the quietest but also as the most powerful all-in-one coolers of their class.

Ready for 16 cores and overclocking? With the Liquid Freezer 240, you are. The high-performance water cooler deals with up to 300 Watts TDP and has four fans on board. The Liquid Freezer 120 distinguishes itself by strong 250 Watts with dual fans. The almost silent 120 mm fans, mounted on opposite sides of the radiator, provide a great airflow by push-pull configuration. All fans are controllable with PST function to adjust the fan speed based on CPU temperature. Latest motor technology and smooth tubes offer top performance at only 2 watt power consumption.

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(PR) Lian Li Announces The CB-01 CPU Water Cooling Block
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the CB-01 CPU Water Block. Manufactured by Lian Li in partnership with cooling experts from Overclockers, UK, a world-record overclocking team, this is Lian Li's first water block ever. With their passion for quality materials, the CB-01 is made to the same exacting standards as Lian Li's outstanding cases. The cold plate has a heart of solid copper in a nickel coating and a final layer of tin-cobalt for extra cooling, durability, and corrosion resistance. The top is a translucent acrylic block that visibly guides the cooling waters through the microchannels. The simple yet sturdy mounting fit s virtually all modern and past motherboard sockets securely. For a bit of flare, there are holes pre-drilled for 5mm LED lights.

The CB-01 uses a standard G1/4" thread so most DIY water cooling components will easily fit the inlet and outlet ports. The inlet is deliberately offset against the outlet to allow the coolest water to enter the block in direct contact with the middle of the hottest CPU core. It then flows across the other cores and vents on the opposite side. The microchannels have an area of 32.2mm by 27.3mm but because they are contoured with precision grooves, they provide a greater overall surface area. While not the largest, these dimensions were deliberately chosen to strike a balance between high restriction and high flow for the best cooling for its size. Lian Li used their precision manufacturing to ensure the microchannels are as thin as possible for maximum performance.

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Logic Supply Intros Perfection SR Line of Military-grade Fanless Desktops
Logic Supply launched the Perfection SR line of military-grade compact desktops. These fan-less desktops feature large heatsink body panels that let you use the machine in extreme temperatures. It is IP65 rated. Together, the top and bottom-panel heatsinks make up 2 kg of aluminium (1 kg on each side). Under the hood, is an Intel Core i7-4700EQ quad-core processor, 8 GB of dual-channel XR-DIMM memory, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M graphics, and 64 GB SSD storage. Depending on the hardware, the Perfection SR should be priced at US $6,299 for the base model SR100, $9,286 for the middle-variant, and $13,783 for the top model.

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AMD "Fiji" GPU Die-shot Revealed by Chipworks
VLSI technical publication Chipworks posted the first clear die-shot of AMD's "Fiji" silicon, revealing intricate details of the most technically advanced GPU. What makes Fiji the most advanced graphics chip is its silicon interposer and stacked HBM chips making up a multi-chip module. It's the die in the center of all that, which went under Chipworks' microscope.

The die-shot reveals a component layout that's more or less an upscale of "Tonga." Some of the components, such as the front-end appear to be entirely identical to "Tahiti" or "Tonga." The shot reveals the 64 GCN compute units arranged in four rows, on either side of the central portion with the dispatch and primitive setup pipelines. The pad-area of the on-die memory controllers appear to be less than the large memory I/O pads that made up the 384-bit interface of "Tahiti." The first picture below is the die-shot of "Fiji," followed by a color-coded die-shot of "Tahiti."
Sources:, ChipWorks

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NVIDIA Coming Around to Vulkan Support
NVIDIA is preparing to add support for Vulkan, the upcoming 3D graphics API by Khronos, and successor to OpenGL, to its feature-set. The company's upcoming GeForce 358.66 series driver will introduce support for Vulkan. What makes matters particularly interesting is the API itself. Vulkan is heavily based on AMD's Mantle API, which the company gracefully retired in favor of DirectX 12, and committed its code to Khronos. The 358 series drivers also reportedly feature function declarations in their CUDA code for upcoming NVIDIA GPU architectures, such as Pascal and Volta.

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TechPowerUp Releases GPU-Z 0.8.6
TechPowerUp released version 0.8.6 of GPU-Z, the popular graphics subsystem information and diagnostics utility, which gives you detailed info on your installed graphics chips, and lets you monitor the various sensors of your GPUs. To begin with, the new version comes with DirectX 12 support, with the ability to tell which feature-level of Direct3D your hardware supports. Command-line usage has been added with the "/help" argument. Support was added for several GPUs, notably GTX 950, Microsoft Surface Book GPU, R9 Nano, and AMD "Carrizo" iGPU.

The app can now wake up AMD GPUs in laptops that are power-gated to conserve power (and which would hence not get properly detected). BIOS reading is improved, and incorrect fan-speed reading, and a rare BSOD in AMD R9 Fury series GPUs, are fixed. Several stability improvements for Intel iGPUs were made, with the addition of support for Intel "Braswell," "Cherry Lake," and "Skylake" iGPUs. AMD GPU clock speed detection with no AMD driver installed, has been improved. A rare case of misreading BIOS in multi-GPU setups, has been fixed. Voltage monitoring on some Sapphire graphics cards has been fixed.
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The change-log follows.

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(PR) Cryorig Announces A-Series Hybrid Liquid Coolers
CRYORIG, PC cooling solution innovator releases the much speculated and also anticipated A Series of Hybrid Liquid Coolers. First unveiled in June at Computex 2015, the CRYORIG A Series Hybrid Liquid Cooler or HLC has been under much speculation from the PC cooling market. The CRYORIG's A40/A40 Ultimate and A80 HLC units are built on the base of Asetek's 5th Generation Pump and CPU Cold Block technology with a small but obvious twist.

With an additional adjustable and detachable Airflow fan, the CRYORIG A Series HLC is capable of lowering the temperatures of the components surrounding the CPU by up to 20%. This major drop in heat buildup effectively improves system stability, component lifespan and overall system temperatures. The CRYORIG A Series will come in three models based on radiator size, beginning with the A40's 240 mm radiator, the A40 Ultimate with a 240 mm by 1.5" thick radiator and the A80 with a 280 mm radiator.

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