Last Week in Technology News – 24 – 30 April 2017

| April 30, 2017

In this issue: AMD introduced a new version of the accelerator Radeon Pro Duo; SK Hynix GDDR6 memory appears in the video cards by 2018; Powerful gaming laptop Acer Predator Triton 700 18.9 mm thick; Portable console Nintendo 2DS XL is estimated at $150; Inexpensive smartwatches Acer Leap Ware

AMD introduced a new version of the accelerator Radeon Pro Duo

At the conference, NAB Show 2017 (Las Vegas, USA), AMD has announced a new version of a professional accelerator Radeon Pro Duo. The novelty is based on two 14-nm nuclei Polaris 10 that work together with a 32 GB memory GDDR5. Curiously, the net performance of the new product is inferior predecessor, based on two GPU Fiji XT: 11,45 teraflops against 16.38 teraflops. But, and there is a new Radeon Pro Duo is cheaper – $999, whereas the previous version at the time the announcement was worth fifteen hundred dollars.

SK Hynix GDDR6 memory appears in the video cards by 2018

Despite the emergence of a multi-layer memory HBM, which has already been successfully used by AMD in graphics solutions, the era of the traditional GDDR-memory does not hurry to end. It proved the company SK Hynix announcing the world’s first chip GDDR6 capacity of 8 GB. Data transfer rate is 16 to contact gigatransfer / s and 384 bit wide access bus allows for peak bandwidth at 768 Gb / s, which is larger than the memory chips HBM first generation. It is expected that the first graphics cards with memory GDDR6 appear no earlier than 2018.

Powerful gaming laptop Acer Predator Triton 700 18.9 mm thick

At an event in New York, Acer has unveiled many new products, among which there was also a gaming laptop Predator Triton 700. Despite the powerful stuffing and a 15.6-inch Full HD-display, laptop computer has a body only 18.9 mm thick and weighs 2.6 kg. Product specifications include Intel Core Kaby Lake processor, up to 32GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX accelerator 10 Series. The storage system includes two SSDs in NVMe PCIe RAID level 0 configuration notebook boasts a large number of connectors: two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, and even Thunderbolt 3.

Portable console Nintendo 2DS XL is estimated at $150

Nintendo Company, last week expanded the range of game consoles of the new model. However, to fully new view of the console can not be named: in fact, it’s a stripped-down modification of consoles New 3DS XL, which deprived the 3D mode support. This is reflected in the title of the console – 2DS XL. Novelty two displays: the upper diagonal of 4.88 inches and a resolution of 400 × 240 pixels and touch the lower diagonal is 4.18 inches.

Inexpensive smartwatch Acer Leap Ware

For the active lifestyle of people, Acer introduced a smartwatch Leap Ware. Built on the basis of novelty MediaTek MT2523 platform includes GPS and Bluetooth Low Energy modules. The clock can measure heart rate, stress / fatigue, the intensity of ultraviolet radiation and, of course, the number of steps. Diameter watchcase – 42 mm, the display is protected from damage glass Corning Gorilla Glass SR +. Acer Leap Ware not afraid of moisture, and the battery life can be up to five days. Appreciated the novelty of $140.

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