HP Employs Processors AMD Athlon II X2 221 and Sempron X2 198

The release of hybrid AMD processors of A series was announced about a year ago, however, their actual appearance in the market was delayed for a few months. It is a well-known fact that a part of those processors for Socket FM1 platform has got idle graphics block; this part of processors has been codenamed Athlon and Sempron. The two processor models from this series Athlon II X2 221 and Sempron X2 198 can be currently found in PCs manufactured by HP company.



Both processors have been observed in the list of specifications of desktop PCs delivered by HP: Athlon II X2 221 is employed in HP Pavillon p6-1169cx and p6-1226cn models, while Sempron X2 198 is employed in HP Pavillion p6-1152cx, 1230cx, 1231cx, and 1159cx models. The major peculiarity of such technological solution is that HP PCs with those processors are delivered only to the Chinese market.


Two-core Athlon II X2 221 operates at 2.8 GHz frequency, and accommodates 1 MB cache memory of the second level. It is …

Chassis Thermaltake Level 10 GT Review

Chassis with futuristic design are not novelty for the exacting consumers, but the demand for such products never slumps. In this light, practically every company that specializes on computer hardware tries to replenish its line of chassis with an item of unusual design and prominent technical characteristics. In the majority of cases, such products belong to the high-end category and cost pretty penny. Thermaltake chassis collection boasts a line of high-end products, among which is Level 10 GT model. This model is characterized by refined and stylish design, as well as, multiple facilities pertained to layout and performance.



Design


Chassis Thermaltake Level 10 GT is developed in Full-Tower form-factor and goes with 582x282x590 dimensions. The frame and plates are made of steel, while the ornamental elements – of plastic. The casing has got external section divisions which are realized by means of the overhung details and different coloring. Upon the whole, this model …

Preview of Intel Itanium 9500 Specifications

The Internet community is actively discussing new Intel's development, processors Poulson, that belongs to the tenth generation of Intel Itanium. All previous data about the upcoming product were vague and void of official proofs. Currently, the data are more ample and allow the community to study the future processor in more details. Thus, Intel Itanium 9500, codenamed Poulson, will be presented by four models the release of which is planned for early autumn.



The crystal of Poulson processor will consist of 3.1 billion transistors that are called to form eight computing cores. Each core counts up 89 million transistors and the pipeline width is doubled to twelve instructions. This way CPU developers implement more efficient approach towards transistor budget. Just for comparison purposes, Poulson's predecessor, Tukwila, counted 109 billion transistors per core.


To continue, Poulson CPUs will accommodate a couple of cache memory arrays, five channels of QPI bus, system …
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