Intel’s Xeon & Xe Compute Accelerators to Power Aurora Exascale Supercomputer

Intel this week announced that its processors, compute accelerators, and Optane DC persistent memory modules will power Aurora, the first supercomputer in the US projected to feature a performance...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/21/2019

Intel Releases New Graphics Control Panel: The Intel Graphics Command Center

Making their own contribution to this busy week of GPU and gaming news, this evening Intel took the wraps off of their previously teased new graphics control panel. Dubbed...

47 by Ryan Smith & Billy Tallis on 3/20/2019

HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset: A 4K HMD with 6DOF

Numerous companies are making attempts to drive VR technology to the commercial space. HP this week introduced its first AR/VR headset that was designed from the ground both for...

41 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2019

Oculus Rift S VR Headset: An Upgraded Virtual Reality Experience

Oculus VR has introduced its new Oculus Rift S virtual reality PC-powered headset. The new head mounted display (HMD) features an inside-out tracking and does not require any external...

24 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2019

Samsung’s Space-Saving Monitors on Pre-Order: Up to 31.5-Inch

Large displays tend to occupy a lot of desk space, something that is not appreciated by many. Samsung has developed a family of monitors featuring a minimalistic design that...

32 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2019

HP Unveils ProDesk 405 G4 Desktop Mini PC: An SFF Ryzen Pro Desktop

Over the past few months we have seen increasing adoption of AMD Ryzen processors by manufacturers of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) desktops. At present, the number of UCFF systems powered...

26 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2019

Samsung HBM2E ‘Flashbolt’ Memory for GPUs: 16 GB Per Stack, 3.2 Gbps

Samsung has introduced the industry’s first memory that correspond to the HBM2E specification. The company’s new Flashbolt memory stacks increase performance by 33% and offer double per-die as well...

24 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2019

Apple Launches 2nd Gen AirPods: Longer Talk Time & Hands-Free ‘Hey Siri’

Apple on Wednesday introduced its 2nd Generation AirPods. The new AirPods supports hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ functionality, a longer battery life for coversations, and faster connect times. The new headset...

18 by Anton Shilov on 3/20/2019

Apple Upgrades iMac and iMac Pro: More Cores, More Graphics, More Memory

Apple has introduced its updated iMac all-in-one desktop computers to use Intel's latest generation processors with up to eight cores plus AMD’s latest Pro graphics, and its iMac Pro...

31 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2019

SilverStone EP14: A Miniature USB-C Hub with HDMI, USB-A, 100 W Power

With hundreds of different USB Type-C adapters and docks on the market, manufacturers are trying hard to make theirs more attractive. To that end, they now tend to design...

14 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2019

HP Reveals Envy x360 15 Laptops with AMD's Latest Ryzen APUs

HP on Tuesday introduced its new 15.6-inch convertible notebooks based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 3000-series APUs. The new HP Envy x360 15 are positioned as inexpensive 15.6-inch-class laptops for...

53 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2019

Western Digital: Over Half of Data Center HDDs Will Use SMR by 2023

Western Digital said at OCP Global Summit last week that over half of hard drives for data centers will use shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology in 2023. At present...

33 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2019

Quick Note: NVIDIA’s “Einstein” Architecture Was A Real Project

While it was never an official NVIDIA codename as far as roadmaps go, the name “Einstein” came up in rumors a few times earlier this decade. At the time...

15 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2019

Nvidia Announces Jetson Nano Dev Kit & Board: X1 for $99

Today at GTC 2019 Nvidia launched a new member of the Jetson family: The new Jetson Nano. The Jetson family of products represents Nvidia new focus on robotics, AI...

48 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/18/2019

NVIDIA To Bring DXR Ray Tracing Support to GeForce 10 & 16 Series In April

During this week, both GDC (the Game Developers’ Conference) and GTC (the Game Technology Conference) are happing in California, and NVIDIA is out in force. The company's marquee gaming-related...

38 by Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 3/18/2019

Micron Introduces 2200 Client NVMe SSD With New In-House Controller

Micron has announced the first product based on their new in-house client NVMe SSD controller. The Micron 2200 doesn't boast performance sufficient to compete with the top enthusiast-class NVMe...

14 by Billy Tallis on 3/18/2019

Apple Announces New 10.5" iPad Air, 7.9" iPad mini

Today in a surprise announcement, Apple has unveiled refreshes to both the iPad Air and iPad mini lineups. The last releases in the lineups were the iPad Air 2...

71 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/18/2019

Kingston Launches New Enterprise SATA SSDs

Kingston is making a renewed effort in the enterprise storage market this year, starting with the launch of their DC500 family of enterprise SATA SSDs. The new DC500R and...

8 by Billy Tallis on 3/18/2019

JapanNext 75 and 86-Inch 4K IPS HDR Monitors: What Separates TVs from Monitors, Anyhow?

Just when you thought that NVIDIA-inspired 65-Inch Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs) were huge, JapanNext has rolled-out its new 75 and 86-inch monitors. The JN-IPS7500UHDR-KG and JN-IPS8600UHDR monitors are...

46 by Anton Shilov on 3/15/2019

Turtle Beach Acquires ROCCAT: a New Gaming Peripherals Giant Is Born

Turtle Beach, a leading supplier of headsets and a developer of various audio technologies, this week signed an agreement to acquire ROCCAT, a maker of gaming peripherals. The move...

16 by Anton Shilov on 3/15/2019
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