Posts Tagged ‘Taiwan’
AMD Bulldozer X8 In Production
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 01:55 Written by Nick McD Thursday, 18 August 2011 07:00
As the rumored Q3 launch nears, AMD partners in Taiwan are ramping up production of motherboards based on AMD’s 990FX northbridge chipset to handle the potential demand to handle the fully unlocked Bulldozer “Zambezi” core. As information on the final silicon is being fed to motherboard manufactures such as Gigabyte and MicroStar International, information that otherwise is being kept from the public is slowly leaking back into the real world, and it has been confirmed that the CPU is in production by AMD.
The final version, referred to as the “B2 stepping” version, corrects a known flaw with the Hyper Transport system between the CPU cores. The B0 and B1 versions that were allowed to be tested “in the wild” both experienced an issue where under heavy load the HT bus would flood, resulting in slower operational multi-core threading and generally crippling the overall memory read and write performance, and this explains why AMD opted to remove the product from it’s expected release dates earlier this year. Read more: AMD Bulldozer X8 In Production
Home or Business Video Security on the Cheap
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 08:11 Written by Nick McD Wednesday, 27 July 2011 06:24
Video security is often a concept that can baffle you, as security companies may charge several thousands of dollars for setting up a system for you. Home owners concerned about intrusion on their property or business owners looking at loss prevention or after-hours intruders can take the time to do a bit of planning and build systems just as good for far less.
KGuard Security, a Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer, has stepped up the level of small DIY devices with tiny Linux-based microPC digital video recorder (DVR) devices. The SHA108 (8 camera) and SHA104 (4 camera) DVRs are more than a multi-cam recorder and viewer, offering a full internet suite for viewing and playback on Windows PCs, as well as plug-ins for Android, iPhone, and Blackberry smartphones. The DVR is even smart enough to be set to email the user if it sees movement when a site is supposed to be empty.