AMD cut down its price on high-end cards again

If you are looking to buy a Graphics card, you should check the collection of AMD high end graphics card. AMD cut down the prices of its high end graphics card to become more competitive with NVIDIA‘s latest offering. With the NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti finally outed by the company.

The prices have dropped accordingly

  • 1GB 7850 down $40 to $190
  • 2GB 7850 down $40 to $210
  • 2GB 7870 down $50 to $250
  • 3GB 7950 down $30 to $320

The price drops range from 10-20 percent, which are respectable Discounts. These cheaper prices are the result of healthy competition, and while this might be a bit off topic, it needs to be said: this is why AMD needs to hang in the market against both NVIDIA and Intel. Better products (Kepler) and cheaper prices are sure to come because of it.


HP Unveils 4 New All in One PCs For Both Business And Consumers

HP again launched fleet of new All in One PCs for both business and daily PC users. Both HP Envy 23, HP Pavilion 23 are specially designed and framed for Consumers and HP Compaq Elite 8300, HP Compaq Pro 6300 for Business users. Emilio Ghilardi, vice president of HP America’s said:

[quote]Customers have been asking for all-in-one PC designs that don’t compromise on performance, reliability, or security, With these sleek, elegant designs and powerful options, HP continues to innovate to meet the needs of a growing marketplace.[/quote]

Now coming to detail of every PC, let’s start with Business Models:

HP Compaq Elite 8300, HP Compaq Pro 6300

The HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One Business PC consists 23-inch high-definition display, for taking shots its has a 2-megapixel webcam, a dual microphone array, SRS Premium Sound Pro, Intel Core vPro processors, and a choice of Intel integrated graphics or discrete graphics. Its also have multitouch 23 inch display. Its is priced for $879-$929. On the other hand Compaq Pro 6300 is priced for $799 and similar to HP Compaq Elite 8300 you can opt for 2nd generation and 3rd generation processor. Its display is smaller by 2 inches from Elite 8300.

HP Envy 23, HP Pavilion 23

Coming on to PCs designed for Home users is also packed with powerful features. HP Envy 23 display consist of 23 inch 1080p screen with a free-standing design with edge-to-edge glass and it supports resolution of upto 1,920 x 1,080. Connectivity is also excellent in this PC consisting Blu-ray drive, a TV tuner, an HDMI input. HP Envy 23 is priced for $950. HP Pavilion 23 also have similar display and you have option either to get Intel or AMD processor. Its price starts from $649.

Karbonn’s Intel Powered Phone Due For Launch

After launch of Intel’s first Atom Z2460 chip (Medfield) powered processor phone, Lava XOLO 900. The device runs on an Intel Saltwell 1.6GHz single core CPU with Hyper-Threading, and has the PowerVR SGX540 GPU (400MHz). Now Intel is again successful in building partnership with another Indian phone maker company Karbonn.

In International market Lenovo and Motorola are working closely with Intel to produce Intel powered phones in large international market. Asus is also prepping to launch Medfield powered Tablet on Windows 8 and surface’s 128 GB variant might also run on Intel’s processor. According to Karbonn’s, managing director, Pardeep Jain, said [quote]Karbonn Mobiles will launch an Intel based Android smartphone by year end in India. Our research and development team has been working with Intel on this project for quite some time now.[/quote]

From past some months Intel is showing great interest in the Indian market. On the other hand Intel’s Medfield processors runs on x86 architecture and its taking on traditional industry of ARM chipsets from manufacturers like Qualcomm. No other details are currently revealed about phone. We will let you know when it will be released. What are you expecting from Karbonn in this new upcoming handset? Share your views.

Intel’s 2nd And 3rd Generation Processors

Intel has been leading the global chip industry as the dominant semiconductor supplier for more than two decades. Intel has launched 1st, 2nd and 3rd Generations (Generation is loosely applied to Intel processors to mean new and significant developments in processor architecture or functions) accordingly. But 2nd and 3rd generation processors are more popular than 1st generation due to various reasons.

There are various differences between these two generations (2nd and 3rd). A second generation Core processor is the family of processors known as Sandy Bridge, which among other things introduced shared cache and placed the memory controller, graphics and CPU on the same die. The 3rd generation is called “Ivy Bridge,” and is basically a copy of Sandy Bridge manufactured on a smaller scale, or die. However, Intel also focused on beefing up the integrated graphics in this generation. Ivy Bridge processors consumes a little less power and gives better (5-10%) performance. You can checout the processors avaialble in both these generations:

Here’s the 3rd Generation processors:

  • Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 GHz 4 cores
  • Intel Core i5 3450 Processor 3.1 GHz 4 Core
  • Intel Core i5 3550 Processor 3.3 GHz 4 Core
  • Intel Core i7 3770K Processor 3.5 GHz 4 Core
  • Intel Core i7 3770 Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core
  • Intel Core i7 3770S Processor 3.1 GHz 4 Core

Here’s the 2nd Generation Processors:

  • Core i7 Extreme 3960X, 3930K, 3820
  • Core i7 2700K, 2600K, 2600 and 2600s
  • Core i5 2550K, 2500K, 2500, 2500s, 2500T, 2450P, 2400, 2405S, 2320, 2310, 2390T
  • Core i3 2120T, 2100T, 2130, 2125, 2120, 2105, 2102, 2100.
  • Pentium G860, G850, G840, G632, G630, G622, G620, G630T
  • Celeron G540, G530, G530T, G460, G440

Now its time for selection, if you are gamer and want super hardware so that your game don’t lag then you need 3rd generation processor as its specialized for graphical work. Due to which processors enables 1080p HD video playback for streaming web content and Blue-Ray. There are more technologies like Visual Technology, Quick Sync Video and HD Graphics which enables 3rd generation processors to be in this generation. This doesn’t mean that 2nd generation processors are nothing, there’s also some power for smooth running of programs and games but extreme gaming is not supported by 2nd generation processors. If you want PC for daily routine work you may buy Intel 2nd generation. In today’s world most of the desktops and laptops run on 2nd generation processors but 3rd generation processors are getting space on the chart fastly.

Which is Best: AMD Processors Vs Intel Processors

Now days while Purchasing the computer there are many options available of every thing like Graphics solution, Screens and Processors and out of all of them processor is the main part of the computer which processes all the tasks running on the computer. So while purchasing the computer you should select best option for processors which suits you better. You may heard the name of two big companies which makes the processors one is Intel and other is AMD. Here we compare processors of both the companies for you to make correct decision while purchasing the computer.

  • If you are taking performance above all than Intel processors are the way to go because AMD processors are currently not being able to compete with Intel for raw speed .
  • AMD processors are capable of performing well with the quite affordable price. As Intel processors are costlier than AMD processors.
  • It is not easy to select the Processor because their are different series of processors in both the companies. In Intel, Core 2 CPU’s are still available and second series is the Sandy bridge (i series) processors which is 40% faster than its predecessors  they also come with an on-board graphics chip. So if you choose the Intel you should select the series.
  • In AMD their is Athlon II series which came into  X2, X3 and X4 varieties but the performance of these processors in not good. AMD’s Phenom II is the other series of processors from AMD which have more cache memory than the Athlon II’s , running at higher clock speed and gives the better performance.

Final Verdict

After looking at the product ranges of both the companies the question raises in our mind  that which is the best? it all depends on what you are looking for. If price is the key than AMD processors are excellent choice because intel’s processors are little more expensive. If their is no issue with money and you want the processor which performs better than you should select Intel.

HP introduced the New Range of Ultrabooks and Sleekbooks

HP has launched its brand new range of Envy Ultabooks and Sleekbooks in India with starting price Rs. 41,990. This range of Ultrabooks from HP is very thin and light in weight. HP also powered this series by Intel 3rd genration Ivy Bridge processors, USB 3.0 connectivity and ImagePads.

The HP ENVY Ultrabook comes in two variants Envy 4 and Envy 6. Envy 4 comes with 14 inch display and Envy 6 comes with 15.6 inch display. It includes an mSATA solid state drive along with Intel Rapid Start, Intel Identity Protection Technology, Intel Smart Response, Intel Smart Connect technologies and offers upto eight to nine hours of battery life. They are as thin as 19.8 mm, and start at a weight of 1.75 kg. The starting Price of this range of Ultrabooks is Rs. 57,990.

Envy Sleekbooks also offer up to eight to nine hours of battery life along with optional discrete graphics to experience strong gaming and multimedia performance, optimal audio experience with Beats Audio and HP ImagePad. Here are the official words from Vinay Awasthi, Senior Director, Products and Marketing, PPS, HP India:

[quote]We are delighted to offer a whole new range of thin and light notebooks. This new portfolio of Ultrabook systems and HP Sleekbooks truly deliver an unexpected twist to your computing experience.[/quote]

So guys what have you been waiting for? Head to the market to buy the Ultrabooks from HP’s new stock.