Hands On with Apexgaming X-Mars Case with 14 Fans: No, It Does Not Take Off

Apexgaming — a joint venture between Apextechusa and Solytech Cooperation — is a relatively new kid on the gaming block. The two aforementioned companies created the brand to address...

10 by Anton Shilov yesterday

MSI Optix MAG491C Hands-On: A 49-Inch 32:9 LCD with FreeSync

Earlier this month MSI demonstrated its ultrawide curved 49-inch gaming display at Computex. The unit uses a mass-produced panel and already has a model number, so its launch is...

8 by Anton Shilov yesterday

Micron Non-Volatile Update (Q2'18): 96L 3D NAND in H2, 4th Gen 3D NAND Enroute, Sales of 3D XPoint Disappoint

Micron this week published its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2018 (ended on May 31), which also included an update concerning its non-volatile memory products...

28 by Anton Shilov 2 days ago

Colorful to Branch Out to Memory Modules

One of the surprises that this year’s Computex brought was renewed interest of various hardware suppliers towards memory modules. We saw GIGABYTE and Antec launching their Aorus and Antec...

4 by Anton Shilov 2 days ago

Shuttle Shows Off Coffee Lake-Powered Barebones Mini PCs

Shuttle is largely considered to be the father of the modern barebones mini PC market, as the company was the first to mass produce such products in the early...

10 by Anton Shilov 2 days ago

SilverStone Preps IP68 Water- and Dust- Proof Enclosure for 2.5-Inch Drives

Rugged as well as water/dust-proof hardware usually comes in specially designed factory-sealed enclosures and is sold at a premium. SilverStone believes that if an enclosure is made right, it...

4 by Anton Shilov 2 days ago

Samsung Kicks Off Mass Production of 8 TB NF1 SSDs with PCIe 3.0 x4 Interface [updated]

Samsung this week announced that it had started mass production of its new 8 TB NF1 SSDs. Samsung has been demonstrating prototype NF1 SSDs for slightly less than a...

19 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

HDMI Forum Demonstrates HDMI 2.1 VRR Capabilities on Samsung TV

Dynamic refresh rate technologies like AMD’s FreeSync and NVIDIA’s G-Sync have become de-facto standards for gaming PCs and displays. Last year the HDMI Forum introduced a more industry-standard approach...

37 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

AMD Teams Up with Cooler Master for ‘Wraith Ripper' Megacooler

One of the important revelations from AMD's recent Ryzen Threadripper 2 announcement wasn't just that the upcomming processors would have more cores - going from 16 to 32 in...

32 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

Kingston Has HyperX 256 GB microSDXC Card for Gamers

In the recent years Kingston has repositioned its HyperX brand from performance enthusiasts to gamers, thus expanding the range from high-performance memory modules to a wide range of components...

4 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

Samsung to Pay $400 Million for Infringing FinFET Patent

A federal jury in Texas ordered Samsung Electronics to pay $400 million to a South Korean university for infringing one of fundamental patents related to double gate FinFET transistors...

33 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

Realtek Demonstrates a USB 3.1 G2 Type-C Dock Platform: An All-in-One Solution

Realtek demonstrated a prototype of a USB 3.1 Gen 2 docking station that relies entirely on its own chips and features regular connectors, including USB Type-A, DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub...

22 by Anton Shilov 5 days ago

Colorful’s GTX 1080 Ti ‘Kudan’ Limited Edition GPU: 50 Units Made in 2017

If you are on the market for a collectible, do not bother with Intel’s Core i7-8086K, try to find Colorful’s iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Kudan if you can. Just...

31 by Anton Shilov on 6/15/2018

SilverStone Shows Off SST-ST2000-PT: 80Plus Platinum 2000 W PSU

SilverStone demonstrated the industry’s first 2000 W ATX power supply that carries the 80Plus Platinum badge at Computex this year. The Strider Platinum 2000 W PSU is aimed at...

9 by Anton Shilov on 6/15/2018

ZOTAC Publishes Specifications of MEK Mini, MEK Ultra PCs

As expected, ZOTAC demonstrated its upcoming MEK Mini and MEK UItra PCs at Computex. In addition, the company published preliminary specifications of these systems. As it appears, the smaller...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/15/2018

UFS - USB Bridge Controllers for Card Readers, Hosts Incoming from JMicron & SMI

The JEDEC published the UFS Card 1.0 specification back in mid-2016, and shortly after that Samsung introduced its UFS cards with 32, 64, 128, and 256 GB capacities. In...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2018

FSP Readies Cannon: a 2000 W PSU for Mining and Extreme Desktops

FSP is well-known for high-quality moderately-priced power supplies but is not particularly known for high-wattage units. At last year’s Computex the company demonstrated a PSU that could output 1400...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2018

Plextor Demonstrates 4-Way M9Pe Extreme SSD Solution: Up to 6.5 GB/s

Having worked with Marvell for many years, Plextor is tied closely to Marvell’s controller ecosystem since its proprietary firmware technologies rely on capabilities of the said controllers. In recent...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2018

ZOTAC Preps SFF Workstation with NVIDIA’s Quadro, Intel’s 10 GbE NICs

Having established strong positions on the markets of discrete graphics cards and mini PC barebones, ZOTAC is marching into factory-built systems targeting gamers and professionals. On the gaming side...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2018

PCIe-Based SD 7.0 Spec Closing In, Set to Be Announced This Month

The SD Association plans to formally announce its Secure Digital 7.0 specification later this month. The new spec will define usage of a PCIe protocol for SD cards and...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2018

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