Archive for September, 2009

Intel’s first 32-nanometer CPU specifications set explicit performance Xiangjie

Posted in Electronic with tags on September 27, 2009 by thhcckspace

x86 processor micro-architecture development has entered a new milestone, based on the new 32nm manufacturing process Intel Westmere processor family, code-named "Clarkdale" entry-level dual-core products to the mainstream, will be further integrated 3D graphics core, once the total PC market, 7 into a share of the IGP chipset would be history. While Intel 32nm manufacturing process Westmere processor will be listed on the first quarter of next year, but how can make readers HKEPC disappointed, therefore recruited first to the territory’s first Intel Core i3 processor and motherboard engineering samples of H55, and ascendants Intel IGP platform for comparison tests:
Although the "Intel Clarkdale processor, built-in graphics core," This sentence is not inappropriate, but in fact, its graphics core is not embedded in core x86 computing into, but the core x86 and graphics core with Multi-Chip Package encapsulated in the together, of which only the core using 32nm process x86, graphics core and the use of 45nm process.
In the design of Nehalem micro-architecture, Intel has joined Building Block scalable modular design, you can easily provide specific to each server, desktop computer and mobile computer market, the structure optimized version, this way, Intel will be able without to make any changes, the introduction of cover a variety of price, performance and energy-efficient performance processor, through changes in processor core, Cache cache, built-in graphics core, system memory controller and Quick Path Interconnect system specification portfolio to meet the different market needs.
Westmere processor is based on Nehalem micro-architecture to make improvements, it is also true with Building Block modular design, Intel Clarkdale processor core x86 computing a total of two processor cores, 4MB L3 Cache cache, but take away the memory controller and PCI – E controllers, and use QPI communication protocols to connect graphics core.
Graphics core built-in memory controller and PCI-E controller, in fact, put it bluntly, that is, Clarkdale processor to IGP Northbridge chips directly within the processor package.
However, why Clarkdale processors do not directly embedded in the graphics core x86 computing into the core? According to Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini previously said in public that deal with the core and graphics team is separate from the core research and development, this approach can not only speed up the listing of the agenda, and to make "Tick-Tock" strategy of silicon and micro-architecture more flexible.
Paul also further illustrate, the first start of the season scheduled for launch in 2010 is the 45nm manufacturing process Havendale processors, x86 processing cores and the GPU are 45nm manufacturing process, but because of the core of 32nm process Westmere mature earlier than expected, so the 45nm manufacturing process Intel Havendale canceled, direct update processing core to the 32nm Westmere, while retaining the graphics core 45nm manufacturing process, so that Clarkdale listed in advance.
Future, the processing core and graphics separately from the core R & D team will continue to research and development, when the new graphics core and the completion of R & D, Intel may launch a new graphics chips to replace the old chip, and in line with the current x86 processors with packaging, the immediate view of the market , so that technological upgrading of Intel’s products more flexible and modular design to play a Building Block advantage.
Clarkdale graphics core is still based on GMA Architecture
Clarkdale graphics core based on G965/GM965’s GMA (Graphics Media Accelerator) architecture, hardware support for DirectX 10, Shader Model 4.0 and OpenGL 2.0 specification, graphics core with Unified Shader design and implementation of each group of Execution Units can Vertex, Geometry and Pixel Shader instruction.
Ascendants G45 chip GMA X4500HD graphics core based on GMA X3000 architecture made a lot of improvements, including improved efficiency of Thread Dispatch cell sorting, Execute Unit improved Multi-Threaded implementation capacity in order to reduce high frequency operation the delay time, while supporting longer Shader instruction .
In addition, GMA X4500HD also been upgraded Texutre Sampler and Pixel Operations unit, supports all types of Sampler Filtering, including past GMA graphics core does not support Dynamic Anisotropic Filtering, and add 16Bit U × RM Blending, while the 32Bit Fixed Trillinear Filtering and 16Bit Float Filtering performance than 1-fold increase over previous generations.
Clarkdale’s graphics core is based on GMA X4500HD then make appropriate improvements, including the number of each Mathbox of Execute Unit upgrade from 5 to 6, so that the number of Execute Unit was increased from 15 to 18, Unified Execution Unit of the Cache size as well as further upgrading to meet the needs of the rising number of Execute Unit. In addition, Clarkdale mathematical algorithms have made some improvements in this area will be in the OpenGL graphics program to obtain significant gain.
As the Clarkdale graphics core is still based on GMA graphics architecture supports only Single Sampled Rendering, and therefore still unable to provide anti-aliasing AA; does not support 32Bit Floatp-Point Filtering and RGB32 Rendertarget and so on, although the above functions are non-DX9 and DX10 specifications of the essential agreement, but the face of GPU aircraft’s full supportive, Clarkdale graphical specification seems to be rather backward.
Clarkdale graphics core built-in PCI-E graphics interface controller, where the focus is to provide a switchable graphics support functions, can be built-in graphics core and an independent graphics card to switch between the real-time, up to the energy saving effect, as driven process has not yet support, not yet tested this item.

High-quality high-performance Apple MB986 Notebook

Posted in Uncategorized on September 27, 2009 by thhcckspace

Apple mentioned that the brand will give the most interested in, this is because it will always have a leading edge design concepts, like the Apple MacBook Pro (MB986CH / A) this notebook from a promotion to stir the market, very tough, is attractive.
Apple MacBook Pro (MB986CH / A) in appearance is very unique aluminum unibody design is that it features a stylish white body coupled with the beautiful lines of the whole laptop look noble luxury, I do not know how many people touched the hearts of and interiors, there are three bright spots, the first is the use of a 15.4-inch glossy widescreen display, seamless connectivity with the body, exquisite, and the second multi-touch touchpad, you can more easily operate on the notebook, the third is the backlight on the keyboard also allows users to low-light conditions of normal operation.
Configuration with Intel Core 2 Duo P9700 processor, 4G RAM, 500G hard drive, there is enough storage space, combined with dual graphics cards, so that the overall performance of all ability, but also allow users according to their the need to switch at any time, saving a lot of energy. Powerful addition to the main configuration, there are some audio and visual effects can improve the system (High Definition Audio stereo sound) to allow users to watch TV when there is a clear crisp sound, with the iSight camera is also convenient for users to share.
Apple MacBook Pro (MB986CH / A)
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo P9700 (frequency 2800MHz, 2 cache 6144KB, FSB 1066MHz)
Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9400M (MCP79MH)
Standard Memory 4GB DDR3
Hard disk capacity 500GB SATA 5400RPM
CD-ROM 8x slot-loading SuperDrive optical drive (DVD + R DL / DVD ± RW/CD- RW)
Independent chip NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT + integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G 512M discrete graphics cards support Nvidia TurboCache shared memory technology Dynamic
Display 15.4-inch TFT LED WXGA resolution of 1440 × 900
Network Connections / Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme WiFi (in line with IEEE 802.11n draft specification) 10/100/1000M Adaptive Ethernet Card
Extension interface 2 × USB 2.0,1 × IEEE1394, 1 × Mini DisplayPort port, 1 × RJ45, 1 Headphone-out jack audio output (S / PDIF) and the microphone audio input interface, MagSafe power port, Kensington cable keyhole
Battery Built-in lithium battery (73 watt hours)
Weight (kg) 2.49
Operating system, Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
Features glossy widescreen display with built-in iSight camera, aluminum (body shape)
Apple MacBook Pro (MB986CH / A) Why do people extremely tempted to do? Indeed, it is from outside to inside are not flawed, "Strength", "Wai Gong" full cast, saying that fashion, not as good as it led the overall development direction of fashion, this 15.4-inch notebook a talent for design concepts allow people to it never forget, and as a 15-inch notebooks, it is a very thin and light portable of.
Edit Comment: the integration of a single piece aluminum alloy to create a sophisticated ultra-thin portable notebook is not only aesthetic, but also a solid and durable, market positioning for high-end business series.

Sony Ericsson Satio 1200 megapixel smartphone S60

Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2009 by thhcckspace

As early as February this year, Sony Ericsson, held in Barcelona, Mobile World Congress 2009 announced the world’s first built-in 12.1 million-pixel camera-enabled handsets, and the product code-named "Idou". I believe we should all be right Idou understand, and powerful camera feature is its greatest attraction in, but I want to know Iduo is also a Symbian S60 smart machine, using the Nokia N97 with S60 fifth edition of the same system, so Whether an ordinary cell phone or smart phone is, Iduo camera functions only solution, at least in the world.
Idou 3.5-inch touch-screen performed extremely well, plus Bluetooth, wireless, GPS and other functions in support of, Iduo be called all-round machine king, but though in February had been officially announced, but the Iduo listing is nowhere in sight, until this year 5-6 months, when Sony Ericsson announced that the final product, code-named Iduo the tongue-twisting name Satio, thus finally be settled in this product.
In the IFA, Sony Ericsson finally announced the official Satio will be in October in the European markets, will be available in black, silver and red in three versions, and the IFA, Sony Ericsson shows a final version of the prototype, and now we have a take a look at this concern is also very attractive products, relevant information.

In fact, from the appearance point of view, Sony Ericsson Satio still very simple, which is Sony Ericsson’s usual design style, this style both in the C series or W series models are shown. In size point of view, Satio size 112x55x13mm, although the thickness should be thicker than the iPhone, but still lose light, and 126 grams weight presages its good feeling.
Note that the words on the screen P100, perhaps Satio was finally named P100 is also not a bad idea after all, it would be of the traditional P series of Sony Symbian UIQ models a continuation of magnesium alloy shell, one of its Aspect, while the high-intensity anti-zoned touch panel as well as to ensure product durability. Satio on the network to support quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz network support for HSDPA 900/2100MHz’s 3G network, equipped with a fifth edition of Symbian S60 operating system, due to Nokia’s Symbian Foundation has acquired, so Sony Ericsson is no longer a matter of fact Symbian related to intellectual property right, and of course can still enjoy the Symbian Foundation member companies free of charge treatment.

The 16 million-pixel 3.5-inch touch-screen of course, is the product of the highlights, 16:9 aspect ratio and 360×640 resolution is also necessary. Resistive touch screen, but effects are not as good as iPhone’s capacitive touch screen like, but so have the advantage, because it is a sense of touch pressure, using fingers, stylus, etc. for the operation can be achieved. However, no Satio with stylus, but comes with a plug-in touch-pen, mobile phone lanyard can be tied to population, though less convenient, but does not undermine the overall sense of mobile phones.
Satio and the iPhone each have their own style of
Full touch with all the same models, Satio provides three basic shortcut buttons, including the make and receive calls, as well as a quick menu button, is still very easy to use, but set up a separate back button somewhat somewhat convenience.
Located at the top of the power button, the edge is the speaker port
From the phone on the left point of view, it provides a screen lock button, lock button is in fact this was very easy to use and can be locked, or open a screen, as needed, and sometimes even more than the kind of iPhone is more with the power switch lock easy
The view of the bottom of the memory expansion cards, Satio finally bowed to the trend of using the TF memory card, which must say is a huge change, to know most of them before the Sony Memory Stick M2 for Sony’s memory card, the price again expensive, there is no choice.
Another shortcut button on the side, including zoom, playback, shooting mode switching, but feel this is an excellent camera phone shutter naturally necessary 12 million pixels is clearly the current production models in the highest pixel one of the products, and this has almost reached the mainstream of digital camera resolution, the camera sliding cover to protect the design with the C Series models do not make any difference, but this 12 million pixels indeed live up the expectations, support auto focus, face recognition and other functions, and comes standard with Xenon flash, fill light effect is certainly beyond doubt.

However, as for the focus to only one and not as a digital camera is so now have 7 or more pairs of the focus of
Real effect is a good film can be an alternative to ordinary digital cameras has
Front of the camera can also take pictures or shoot video, of course, be used to make video calls is no problem of the
Of course, only makes fixed-focus lens may be some regret, but fortunately, Satio provides 4x digital zoom capability, at least to some extent can compensate for not regret optical zoom Video shooting is not Staio strengths, which only supports 640×480 format, 30fps video capture, does not support the rampant 16:9 ratio, there is no fast or slow the video feature, which may be due to the operating system is still limited by bar ?
Photographed a lot of functions, white balance, pixel resolution, flash mode, etc. can all be adjusted, as if that is a small digital camera of the
Of course, in function Satio itself is intelligent machine, hence, have a strong expansion capability, and in many of its own network applications are also very tempting, for instance, built-in such as Picasa, FaceBook, YouTube’s quick access mode, etc., browsers support Flash and so on.
Less multimedia applications, of course, no better, after all, Sony Ericsson Walkman phones in its own already have a very strong performance of the Music player interface is very cordial and very convenient Web-based applications are still a lot of other features such as GPS do not seem to have too much say, but because the current system is not fully cracked the fifth edition of S60, we should expect the use of crack is still relatively cumbersome map On the battery capacity, Satio equipped with a 1000mAh battery, which seems smaller than other smart machines so that perhaps this is Sony Ericsson had to make compromises, but according to official statistics show that its standby time and continuously, continuous talk time also can be, but if you have frequent entertainment operations, visit the web pages to work, standby time nature will be greatly discounted.
In general, as the most powerful machines, as well as an excellent camera intelligent machines, the Sony Ericsson Satio basically achieved its set objectives, and 12 million pixels are enough other people to spend a little time to catch up, while the S60 fifth edition of the touch system-wide success of the performance of Nokia mobile phones are also full of people looking for this product.
In October when the product will be officially listed, but the € 599 offer can be really not cheap, but the good news is the main entertainment of the models the speed of the final price reduction will soon, I believe that sometime next year, this phone The price will be highlighted.