Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sapphire readies unlocked RX 460: Nitro 1024 SP edition

RX 460 may not be the fastest offering based on AMD’s Polaris GPU but this graphics card is quickly becoming the darling of gaming crowd. With a price tag of around 10K Indian Rupees for the 2GB version and 12K for the 4GB ones, RX 460 can handle anything HD and scores some respectable FPS even in FHD/1080p. In a land of budget constrained gamers with mostly 20” 1600x900 monitors, those are clear signs of a winner. But as it turns out, there is more to little Baffin (code name of RX 460) than eyes could see in the first glance. According to news from WCCFTECH, Sapphire, one of the largest vendors of Radeon graphics cards, is offering a special edition of the gpu with all 1024 SPs (Stream Processor) unlocked! The standard variant of Rx 460, the one you’d normally find in the market, features 896 SPs – so that’s an increment of 128 SPs. The card in question is “Nitro - OC” branded – one of Sapphire’s elite performers and comes with factory overclocked frequency of 1250 MHz out-of-the-box. All the other specifications remain identical with no word on pricing.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Kaby Lake comes to desktop: here is what you need to know

Intel has finally taken the veils off of its 7th generation core Kaby Lake processors. The announcement came at the grand floors of CES and with it, the immediate availability of Intel’s latest family of desktop processors. From what Technoprozium has learnt, retail availability can be expected around halfway through January 2017 with e-tailer already offering the parts online. We have already covered the Kaby Lake architecture andperformance expectation in detail, it’s time to get things official. Here, we’ll try to sum-up the most important aspects of this launch and pass the verdict. Let’s go.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy new year 2017

Dear friends and readers of Technoprozium, the new year is here and we're looking forward to it with a great deal of anticipation and excitement. 2016 was a very good year and we bid a fond farewell to it. Now is time to move on to a brand new 2017 which has all the makings of big year. As we start our journey anew, lots of exciting events are in store for us. As always, We'll kick-start things in the new year with CES where we'll hopefully see Intel's Kaby Lake processors in action. Then there is AMD's potential come-back with Ryzen and AM4. At some point, we also expect Vega to make an appearance and battle things out in the high-end of desktop graphics. But the best part is TPZ will be there to cover all the happenings in the world of computer hardware and bring the best to you! Have a very happy and prosperous new year!