Last Week in Technology News – February 27 – March 5, 2017

| March 5, 2017

In this issue: AMD Ryzen 7 official release of the processors; Nokia 3310 is represented by the heir; NVIDIA introduced the video card GeForce GTX 1080 Ti; Huawei P10 and P10 Plus attract bright buildings; LG G6 announced officially; Dual camera Oppo 5x Dual Camera Zoom with a five-fold optical zoom.

The official release of Ryzen 7 processors

On March began the official sale of long-awaited AMD Ryzen processors. On the same day was the ban on the publication of reviews of new products. While debuted three models: Ryzen 7 1800X with frequency formula 3.6 / 4 GHz, Ryzen 7 1700X (3,4 / 3,8 GHz) and Ryzen 7, 1700 (3 / 3.7 GHz). Judging by the first tests, trends could have a product to compete with Intel in many test applications.

Nokia 3310 Re-released

Last week in Barcelona hosted the exhibition MWC 2017, where a lot of novelties were presented. The most amazing thing is that most attention was focused on the announcement of cheap push-button phone. Secret Wings in its title – Nokia 3310. The company HMD Global, which owns the rights to the Nokia brand, has announced the usual dialer that looks reminiscent of that legendary machine. Novelty has a QVGA color screen, 2.4-inch, 2-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot. And most importantly – on the new 3310 can play in the “snake”. Otsenёn unit 49 euros.

NVIDIA introduced the GeForce GTX graphics card 1080 Ti

On the first day of spring was marked by the announcement of NVIDIA’s flagship graphics card GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which claims to be the fastest gaming graphics accelerator. Novelty is a slightly stripped-down version of the adapter TITAN X. For this TITAN X has been disconnected one of eight ROP, one 32-bit memory controller of the twelve (bus VRAM narrowed from 384 bits to 352 bits) and 256 KB second-level cache (3 MB ). Also, the video memory capacity has been reduced from 12 GB to 11 GB. Become the owner of the new flagship video card can be for $ 699.

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus attract bright buildings

In Barcelona, ​​Huawei unveiled two new smartphones P-Series: P10 and P10 Plus. New products based on the processor Kirin 960, equipped with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory (P10 Plus is available in a version with 6/128 GB of memory). Like its predecessors, the device has a dual camera: 20-megapixel monochrome sensor is complemented by 12-megapixel color. Prices for the device start with a mark of 650 euros.

LG G6 officially presented

South Korean company LG at the exhibition MWC 2017 introduced a flagship smartphone G6. Novelty is a 5.7-inch Quad-HD display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. Despite the use of a large display, the device has turned out relatively compact. LG G6 is equipped with 821 Snapdragon processor, 4 GB LDDR4 memory, 32 GB or 64 GB of flash memory, 13-megapixel rear camera with wide-format shooting, the body with protection against water and dust.

Double the camera Oppo 5x Dual Camera Zoom with a five-fold optical zoom

Brand Oppo, owned by a Chinese company BBK, surprised announcement of the smartphone camera called 5x Dual Camera Zoom. As the name implies, the main “trick” the chamber – in the presence of 5-fold optical zoom. To fit the lens in the slim body of the smartphone, engineers resorted to a interesting trick – the lens are perpendicular to the traditional position. Luminous flux falls on the matrix through a special mirror in the form of a prism. It remains to wait for the first commercial devices with a camera.

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