Last Week in Technology News – 3 – 9 April 2017

| April 9, 2017

In this issue: Declassified specifications console Microsoft Project Scorpio; NVIDIA calls TITAN Xp most powerful graphics accelerator in the world; Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 received a 6-core processor; ZTE Nubia Z17 mini received a dual chamber; Android for the first time ahead of Windows on the Internet presence

Declassified specifications console Microsoft Project Scorpio

Game console codenamed Project Scorpio will be on the market by Christmas, and Microsoft last week shared details about the characteristics of the system. Thus, the new product will receive 8-core processor, a frequency of nuclei which grow up to 2.3 GHz. Company he was 12 GB of GDDR5 memory, of which 4 GB is reserved for the operating system. The graphics subsystem also become more powerful: number GPU computing units will increase by 2.5 times the core frequency increase from 853 MHz to 1172 MHz. It is expected that the games for Xbox One on the new console will look better and run faster.

NVIDIA calls TITAN Xp most powerful graphics accelerator in the world

NVIDIA has introduced a graphics accelerator called TITAN Xp last week. The manufacturer claims that this is the most powerful solution in the world, its computing power of 12 teraflops. The news is based on the architecture Pascal, a GPU contains 12 billion transistors. GPU configuration is as follows: 3840 stream processors (CUDA kernels), texture units 240 and 96 with raster operations units. TITAN Xp received GDDR5X 12GB memory with 384-bit bus.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 received a 6-core processor

Xiaomi announced a new tablet – Mi Pad 3. Apparatus received 7.9-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 2048 × 1536 pixels, a 6-core processor MediaTek MT8176, 4GB of RAM and a 64 GB flash memory. The tablet can run on battery power up to 12 hours of video viewing and 36 days of standby time. In China, the novelty is already possible to buy at a price of $ 217.

ZTE Nubia Z17 mini received a dual chamber

The regiment of smartphones with dual cameras arrived: ZTE presented a device called Nubia Z17 mini. Despite the word «mini» in the device name, the smartphone received a screen diagonal of 5.2 inches with a resolution of Full HD. Novelty is equipped with two camera sensors Sony IMX258, one of which makes the black-and-white pictures. Among other characteristics worth mentioning Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 652 (or 653 Snapdragon more powerful versions) and 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM. Prices of Nubia Z17 mini start at 250 US dollars.

Android for the first time ahead of Windows on the Internet presence

Android operating system has long been steadily dominates the segment of mobile devices. Each year, it sold about a billion new Android-smartphone, so it is not surprising that the OS has overtaken Windows on the internet presence. According to StatCounter, which is based on figures of 2.5 million sites with more than 15 billion monthly views, Android accounted for 37.93% in March, albeit slightly, but more Windows index – 37.91%.

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