Last Week in Technology News – 12 – 18 June 2017

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In this issue: Microsoft introduced the gaming console Xbox One X; Honor 9 is ready to challenge flagships; Sound card Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 is aimed at gamers; ASUS, MSI and Colorful prepare maps for mining bitcoins

Microsoft introduced the gaming console Xbox One X

As part of the exhibition E3 2017 held a presentation to Microsoft, the highlight of which was the announcement of a new game console Xbox One X. The prefix previously appeared under the code name Project Scorpio, will go on sale in November for $ 499 – in Russia it will have to pay 39,990 rubles . New significantly stronger Xbox One S and is able to cope with the display resolution 4K games, with a rate of 60 K / s. The graphics performance of the new console is 6 teraflops, which is considerably more than the PS4 Pro – she has the figure is 4.2 teraflops.

Honor 9 is ready to challenge flagships

The family of smartphones under the brand Honor replenished with a new model. According to its characteristics Honor 9 is a bit simplified version of the Huawei P10. The novelty has received 5.15-inch Full HD-display, processor HiSilicon Kirin 960, 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of flash memory. Dual chamber on the rear side of the device 20 is represented by a combination of Mono-Mn and Mn-12 color sensors. Battery capacity is 3200 mAh. the novelty prices start at $ 338.

Sound card Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 is aimed at gamers

Even 10-15 years ago, the existence of a separate sound card was a must for music fans and gamers, now built into the motherboard audio chip is sufficient for most tasks. However, Creative company believes that true gamers need to buy her a new product – Sound BlasterX AE-5. The card uses PCI Express x1 interface, and is the basis of its 32-bit / 384 kHz DAC ESS Sabre32 with the ratio “signal – noise” of 116 dB. Also worth noting is a discrete (channel by channel) headphone amplifier Xamp, supporting headset and headphones with an impedance of 600 ohms. Lovers to decorate your computer will appreciate the built-in lighting system. Sound BlasterX AE-5 ($ 150) equipped with a 300-mm tape RGB-LEDs with ten, and in a more expensive version of Pure ($ 180) as a set of four such tape.

ASUS, MSI and Colorful prepare maps for mining bitcoins

The explosive growth rate Bitcoins, which sometimes cost more than $ 3000, could not affect the interest in the topic cryptocurrency. Manufacturers are also not averse to earn extra money by releasing specialized solutions for mining. According to rumors, ASUS, MSI and Colorful prepare maps for mining on the basis of GPU NVIDIA. There are special versions of card-based GPU GP106-100 – this is used in video cards GeForce GTX 1060. They will be deprived of video outputs, and their performance in the tasks of mining will be higher by 10-30%.

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