It turned out that inside the Perseverance rover there was a place for a couple of Intel consumer processors
As you know, the heart of the Perseverance rover is a very old RAD750 processor. At the same time, the Ingenuity helicopter is based on the much more modern SoC Snapdragon 801.
As it turned out, the rover also boasts a more modern solution, and it also comes from the consumer segment.
Intel yesterday boasted that the rover received two COMEX-IE38 modules from CompuLab, designed to work with photos and videos that Perseverance shoots. More precisely, the modules convert the sources in DSU format, compress them, and send them to the rover’s SSD. At the same time, these modules, firstly, are available to everyone at a price of about $ 150, and secondly, they are based on Intel Atom processors of the Bay Trail generation.
JetStream are back. Palit GeForce RTX 4080 and 4070 Ti JetStream graphics cards unveiled – and they have one notable difference from the competition
Palit returns to the production of JetStream video cards. More than two years after the release of the GeForce RTX 3070 JetStream, the company introduced the GeForce RTX 4080 and 4070 Ti JetStream. These models differ from analogues in the absence of RGB backlighting.
At one time, manufacturers of various hardware were so carried away by the introduction of backlighting into everything that is possible that now its absence is already perceived as a “trick”. On the other hand, the frequencies here are completely standard, and from this point of view, the lack of backlight is more of a savings factor.
Video cards look almost the same – and rather modestly. However, they are long – 329 mm (after all, there are three fans) and rather thick (they take up 3.1 slots). It is possible that dual-fan models will also appear in the JetStream series, but already based on the GeForce RTX 4070 or GeForce RTX 4060. The cost of new products has not yet been announced.
MSI CreatorPro X17 HX powerful mobile workstation introduced. With Core i9-13980HX, GeForce RTX 3500 Ada Laptop and Mini-LED 4K display
After Nvidia officially announced new mobile 3D workstation accelerators based on Ada Lovelace architecture yesterday, MSI today unveiled its flagship CreatorPro X17 HX workstation with such graphics. More specifically, the laptop uses a dGPU GeForce RTX 3500 Ada Laptop with 12 GB of GDDR6 memory.
Display – Mini-LED with a diagonal of 17.3 inches, a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and a frame rate of 144 Hz. The display meets the requirements of the DisplayHDR 1000 standard and provides coverage of 100% of the DCI-P3 color space.
There are four slots for installing RAM, with a maximum of 128 GB of RAM. There are also two M.2 SSD slots, one of which supports PCIe 5.0.
Laptop configuration includes IR webcam, SteelSeries customizable RGB keyboard, fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, four Dynaudio system speakers, two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 , three USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, one each Mini DisplayPort and HDMI 2.1.
The battery capacity is 100 Wh. Notebook dimensions – 397 x 330 x 23 mm, weight – 3.3 kg.
Nvidia says its Grace CPU Superchip is twice as fast as x86-compatible processors for the same power consumption
Nvidia said that its Arm-based Grace CPU Superchip processor in tests with real workloads shows a twofold increase in performance compared to x86-compatible CPUs in the same range of power consumption. With which processors Nvidia compared, it is not specified.
The company says these figures mean data centers can handle twice as much peak traffic for the same power consumption if they switch to Grace. Or they can cut their energy bills by almost half while maintaining productivity.
Nvidia itself says that Grace provides such results thanks to three main factors. Firstly, these are 72 Arm Neoverse V2 cores in one CPU (Grace CPU Superchip, we recall, contains two CPUs on one board), and secondly, in fact, the combination of two such CPUs via the NVLink-C2C interface with a bandwidth of 900 GB / s , third, the use of server-class LPDDR5X memory.
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