Giveaway: Toshiba OCZ RC100 M.2 & XS700 USB-C 240GB SSDs

In the mood for some free hardware? Well then you're in luck: our awesome community team in conjunction with Toshiba is holding a giveaway for a quartet of the...

3 by Ryan Smith on 6/27/2018

ASMedia Preps ASM2824 PCIe 3.0 Switch

Back in 2016 Avago/Broadcom greatly increased the prices of its PLX-branded PCIe switches, which caused many motherboard manufacturers to cease using them. Avago’s motivation was rather obvious — PCIe...

20 by Anton Shilov on 6/27/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 2500 Wearable Platform For Kids Watches

Today among the announcements of then new mid- and low-end SoC lineup Qualcomm also announced a new wearable platform dubbed the Snapdragon Wear 2500. We don’t have many details on...

12 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/27/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 - Expanding the Low-Mid-tier

A month ago we saw Qualcomm release a new “upper mid-range” SoC with the announcement of the Snapdragon 710 – the emphasis was on the fact that this was...

32 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/26/2018

PNY Preps External Elite-X Portable SSD with USB-C 3.1 Interface: Up to 800 MB/s

PNY demonstrated its new external SSD at Computex earlier this month. The new Elite-X Portable SSD uses a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface and a USB Type-C connector, thus...

22 by Anton Shilov on 6/26/2018

Silverstone Launches NJ450-SXL Power Supply: Fanless SFX-L, 80Plus Platinum, 450W

Silverstone has expanded their Nightjar family of power supplies with the addition of a new SFX-L class sized silent PSU, the NJ450-SXL. The new PSU, according to Silverstone, is...

24 by Joe Shields on 6/26/2018

Alphacool Eisblock GPX: A Waterblock with Vertical and Horizontal Connectors

One of the unexpected discoveries on the showfloor at Computex this year was a waterblock from Alphacool. As part of the Eis (‘Ice’) family, the Eisblock GPX is a...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

An EpicGear Turnkey PC Gaming Café: Beam Me Up Scotty

One of the phrases I no longer hear in this industry is ‘Cyber Café’. A remnant of the past, at least here in the west, a gaming or cyber...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

PLDS Readies EB1: A Slim External Ultra-HD Blu-Ray Player (and Burner)

In our world, Lite-On is known usually as the maker of Plextor-branded SSDs, but Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions Corp. (PLDS), a joint venture between Philips Electronics N.V. and...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/25/2018

AIC Shows Dual NF1 to U.2 SSD Adapter

After the official announcement last week of Samsung’s new 8TB NF1 drive, I went back through my Computex photo kit to dig out a couple of images I snapped...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

New Realtek PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe Controllers: RTS5762 & RTS5763DL up to 3.5 GB/s

The market of SSDs is expanding rather rapidly, which encourages new companies to enter the scene. Realtek introduced its first SSD controller two years ago targeting primarily entry-level PCIe...

12 by Anton Shilov on 6/25/2018

AIC’s Grays Peak Server with Intel ‘EDSFF’ Ruler SSDs

In the consumer space, we get SATA drives, mSATA drives, M.2 drives, and for the high end, U.2 drives. By contrast, the enterprise space is expanding: U.2 is a...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

Cooler Master Readies New Thermal Compound with 11 W/mK Conductivity

Cooler Master is prepping to release its new thermal compound that will have the highest conductivity among all thermal pastes/greases ever released by the company. The new paste is...

21 by Anton Shilov on 6/25/2018

Micron Begins Mass Production of GDDR6

This morning Micron is announcing that they’ve kicked off production of their next-generation GDDR6 memory. This next step in production comes on the heels of their internal qualification, which...

29 by Ryan Smith on 6/25/2018

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...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/22/2018

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...

17 by Anton Shilov on 6/22/2018

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...

32 by Anton Shilov on 6/22/2018

Corsair Launches New K70 RGB MK.2 and STRAFE RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

Corsair recently announced the release of their new K70 RGB MK.2 and Strafe RGB MK.2 gaming keyboards. The keyboards come equipped with 100% Cherry MX mechanical switches with both...

10 by Joe Shields on 6/22/2018

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...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/22/2018

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...

12 by Anton Shilov on 6/21/2018
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