NVIDIA is working to implement Kepler architecture in mobile devices

The successors of the Tegra 4 chips, known as Logan, will feature the Kepler architecture, currently used by the latest graphics cards from the company.

Logan will be the next innovation from NVIDIA, a chip that will incorporate Kepler architecture in mobile devices like tablets or smart phones, and will offer compatibility with CUDA 5.0, OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenGL 4.4 and even DirectX 11 for the devices with Microsoft systems. According to the company, the performance of these chips will greatly exceed that of the PS3 and even and even GeForce 8800 GTX in a desktop computer.

Kepler architecture in mobile devices

Kepler architecture in mobile devices

This means we will be able to enjoy games with effects like tessellation, anti-aliasing or the physics simulation from the GPU, which is a gigantic improvement over the current GPUs of mobile devices. All of that with a TDP of only 2 W. Everything sounds great in theory, but it’s yet to be seen if this “Logan Project” chips will claim a solid place in the market, already dominated by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.

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New HP Z monitors focuses its used in workstations.

Available in sizes ranging from 22 to 24 inches, all HP Z monitors series include an IPS panel.

Z22i, Z23i and Z24i are the new series HP Z monitors, all of them with an IPS panel resolution 1920 x 1080 for the first two, staying in the increasingly less common amount of 1920 x 1200, i.e. with ratio 16:10. They have also managed to reduce the energy consumption of the previous series of HP IPS monitors in a 26%.


The Z22i and Z23i models offer a representation of 95% of the sRGB color space while the Z24i is able to reach 99% of the sRGB space, capabilities that even though are not at the height of most high-end professional monitors, but are more than sufficient for most applications and Web design for a much cheaper price.

The official prices for the market, which will be over today, are the following:

HP Z22i: 239 Dollars.
HP Z23i: 259 Dollars.
HP Z24i: 399 Dollars

Samsung introduces new triple-layer SSD EVO

They’re not exactly new, since some of the 840 series models already featured them, but what’s new is their new 1 TB capacity.

This new series of hard drives falls under the 840 series, so it actually shares a lot of its features with the devices of this series, already well known to many of us. Currently, we have the 840 series, with a TLC NAND Flash memory system, moderate performance and aggressive prices; and the 840 Pro series, with MLC technology and much better performance.

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Shuttle SH87R6, Haswell to the third power.

One of the pillars of high-end portable computers is, without a doubt, Shuttle’s “cube” concept, one of the most powerful options out there.

Now, in its sixth revision, it’s being updated with a classic case and a H87 chipset from Intel, giving birth to the new SH87R6, a cube with Shuttle’s proprietary format which offers the user a more powerful configuration, with several noticeable differences, like the double PCI Express slot for upgrading, or the four memory slots to have up to 32GB in RAM in this architecture. 

Shuttle SH87R6

The new Shuttle SH87R6 features a 1150 socket for fourth-generation Haswell Core processors, four SATA 6gbps ports with RAID modes, mSATA 6gbps connector, MiniPCIe connector, PCI Express 3.0 PEG for big graphics cards and one additional PCI Express 1x port.

The barebone adds two Ethernet cards, wireless compatibility, several USB 3.0, eSATA, dual-link DVI and HDMI 1.4a ports. It will be available in Spain in September, -although nothing has been said about its price-, and we will have a full review ready by then.

Shuttle SH87R6

Cooler Master introduces the successor of their V8 version, the GTS.

The V8 is one of the most efficient, spectacular heat sinks ever released by Coolermaster is the V8, thanks to its unique engine hood-like design.

It now has become a luxurious sports car with a more refined design. The concept is the same, but now Coolermaster has given it a more modern design by featuring red-colored LEDs, much like the CMStorm series from the same brand.

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ASUS Designo MX299Q, ASUS’ ultra-wide monitor, has been officially released

With a 21:9 format and a 2560 x 1080 resolution, this monitor features an AH-IPS panel with a design characteristic from ASUS’ Designo series.

We already could see it at the CES 2013; the ASUS Designo MX299Q is a monitor with a design and looks similar to those under the Designo series, except for the 16:9 format, which has been changed for an ultra-wide 29-inch, 21:9 format. Its resolution: 2560 x 1080. Its AH-IPS panel can provide an angle of view of up to 178 degrees. It has a dynamic contrast of 80.000.000:1 and a maximum luminosity of 300 cd/m2. Its response time is 5ms from gray to gray.

ASUS Designo MX299Q Monitor

The 21:9 format is oriented to emulate a “cinema” feel, since it’s very similar to that used in theater screens.

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Samsung releases two new monitors for its S7 series: 24 and 27 inches

Samsung’s S7 monitor series welcomes its two newest members: the SC770, with a 24-inch panel, FullHD resolution (1920 x 1080) and multi-touch technology with 10 detection points. It has a contrast of 1000:1, angle of view of 178 degrees and a maximum luminosity of 250 cd/m2. It features support for MHL via USB, so you can transmit video directly from a mobile device, and two 3W speakers.

Then, we have the SC750, with two variations: S24C750 (24 inches), and S27C750P (27 inches), both with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. None of these feature touch support, and their specs are identical to the SC770’s, except for the 27-inch model’s luminosity, which increases to 300 cd/m2.

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Zalman CNPS2X, the new compact, low-profile CPU heatsink, hits the market

With an energy dissipation capacity of 120 W, this heatsink allows to improve the cooling of the processor in small computers or with reduced small within the case.

As you can see in the pictures, the Zalman CNPS2X is a heatsink made entirely from copper, with just one S-shaped heatpipe in its lower part, which is always in contact with the CPU, providing a better cooling performance.

Zalman CNPS2X

Its diameter is only 84 millimeters, and its height 27 mm, also its 80-mm fan (1500-2600 RPM) is integrated within it, so it doesn’t make the model any bigger or bulkier, giving it the perfect size for mini-ITX computers, mini PCs or slim HTPCs. It supports processors with 120W TDP, or with lower TDP and over clock.

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ASUS PA279Q, the high-end series of ASUS monitors, now features 27-inch models

With an IPS panel, WQHD resolution and a color representation of Adobe RGB’s of 99%, the new member of ASUS’ ProArt series is here.

We’ve already talked about the ASUS Pro Art Series PA249Q, a professional 24-inch monitor with a 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution, capable of displaying a full 100% of the sRGB colors, and 99% of the AdobeRGB’s. Now, its big brother has arrived, the ASUS PA279Q, a 27-inch monitor.


This model is not just bigger, but also features a 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution, and a density of 109 pp. The color configurations are kept the same as the 24-inch model we previously mentioned, with 10 Bits RGB, 99% of Adobe RGB, 100% of sRGB and 120 % NTSC. It also features an AH-IPS panel con 178º angle of view, a response time of 6 ms, a maximum luminosity of 350 cd/m2 and a dynamic contrast ratio of 100.000.000:1.

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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti Destroyer TSI.

This is the uncommonly long name of a graphics card based on one of the most balanced chips from Nvidia’s GTX 600, which features over clock and a cooling system with two fans.

Nvidia’s GTX 700 series has been on the market for a while now, however, there’s still not a model of this series to substitute the 650 series or its “TI” variant, and the GTX 760 is just one step above in performance and Price. Zotac has released a new graphics cards with this improved version of the GPU GTX 650 Ti.

GeForce GTX 650 Ti

At first sight, we can notice its cooling system is quite uncommon, as it features two 70-mm fans and an aluminum-made heat sink right next to the chip and memories –in other words, it doesn’t have heatpipes-. The size of the card is also slightly bigger than the conventional GTX 650. The speed of its GPU reaches 1033 MHz, an improvement over the 928 MHz of the reference model. The 2 GB GDDR5 memory also offers a better performance, surpassing the 5.400 MHz of the base model with a 6.000 MHz speed.

It only needs one 6-pin PCIe connector, two HDMI 1.4a ports, and two DVI ports, protected from electromagnetic interference.

For now, the release of the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti Destroyer TSI has only been confirmed for China.

GeForce GTX 650 Ti