ZOTAC’s Streaming Mini-PC, the MI553B, with Integrated AVerMedia Capture Card

With the advent of streaming video games online being a core market for computer hardware manufacturers, a new initiative was announced at TwitchCon 2018 to develop smaller form factor...

7 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2019

Xeon W-3175X Roundup: Intel’s 28-Core at CES 2019

Last year Intel unveiled a ’28-core’ processor aimed more towards enthusiasts and professionals rather than for servers. Despite the initial demo having a tenuous overclock and setup, we were...

31 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2019

CES 2019: Digital Storm Spark, a ‘Mini-ITX’ with MXM RTX 2080

We may already be a week beyond the annual CES show, but there is still plenty to discuss. One of the exciting systems I saw at the event was...

4 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2019

TSMC: 7nm Now Biggest Share of Revenue

As process node technology gets ever more complex, it costs big dollars to develop and then building chips on the process is also a very costly process. The big...

43 by Ian Cutress on 1/17/2019

Intel’s Graphics-Free Chips Are Also Savings-Free: Same Price, Fewer Features

We recently reported on the fact that a range of new mainstream Intel desktop processors are coming onto the market without the integrated graphics enabled. This processors, indicated by...

95 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2019

CES 2019: MSI PS63 Modern Notebook, a 15.6-inch with 16 Hours Battery Life

Designed with content creators and designers in mind, the new 15.6" MSI PS63 Modern looks to make a bold statement. The key feature for this new notebook is the...

36 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 1/15/2019

Intel Core i9-9990XE : Up to 5.0 GHz, Auction Only

AnandTech has seen documents and supporting information from multiple sources that show that Intel is planning to release a new high-end desktop processor, the Core i9-9990XE. These documents show...

66 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2019

AMD Comments on Threadripper 2 Performance and Windows Scheduler

Users may have been following Wendell from Level1Tech’s battle with researching the reasons behind why some benchmarks have regressed performance on quad-die Threadripper 2 compared to dual-die configurations. Through...

41 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2019

The $60 CPU Question: AMD Athlon 200GE or Intel Pentium Gold G5400? A Review

In the course of our reviews, when we get a chance to get hands on with random processors, we run our test suite and add the data to our...

94 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2019

AMD: “No Chiplet APU Variant on Matisse, CPU TDP Range same as Ryzen-2000”

One of the big questions coming out of AMD’s CES announcements was if its new CPU design, codenamed Matisse and which enables two chiplets and an IO die on...

53 by Ian Cutress on 1/11/2019

CES 2019: Colorful’s New Watercooled iGame GeForce RTX 2070 Neptune OC

The market for pre-overclocked graphics cards is quite strong. But taking the leap into providing water-cooling for GPUs at retail has only been attempted by a few vendors, and...

9 by Ian Cutress on 1/10/2019

CES 2019: FSP's Cannon 2000 Watt Power Supply

When you build a cannon of a system, perhaps with dual processors and four graphics cards and lots of RGB, then something needs to power it. FSP has just...

12 by Ian Cutress on 1/10/2019

AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen 'Matisse' Coming Mid 2019: Eight Core Zen 2 with PCIe 4.0 on Desktop

Blink and you miss it: AMD's keynote address this year was a whirlwind of primetime announcements for the company. The message is clear: AMD is committing itself to 7nm...

355 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2019

CES 2019: Liquid Cooled Power Supplies from FSP, up to 1200W

A few years ago I remember visiting a company at the Computex trade show that was showing off a prototype liquid cooled power supply. At the time I said...

19 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2019

CES 2019: GIGABYTE’s Tower of EPYC

With many enterprise platforms developers have various goals for their software, such as high performance, throughput, storage, or tackling the main issue of the day. It’s one thing to...

10 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2019

The AMD Keynote at CES 2019: Looking Ahead

AMD has one of the prized spots on the CES Keynote register. The company gets an highlighted hour at one of the shows prized ballroom setups to offer something...

61 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2019

CES 2019: Rivet Networks Killer E3000, a 2.5 GbE Controller

The Killer brand of networking controllers and Wi-Fi modules have been a constant part of the computing ecosystem for over a decade. As of late, the value-add of their...

12 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2019

More Intel 9th Gen Desktop CPUs: Core i7-9700, Core i3-9100, Pentium Gold G5420, and a new Core i3-8100F ?

After yesterday when Intel casually mentioned that it was announcing six new processors in its 9th Generation desktop line, without providing any specifications through the usual channels, it turns...

4 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2019

Zotac's MEK Mini: An Impressive Gaming Mini-PC

Having a small gaming machine is the goal of a number of users - I personally tend to oscillate between something massive and something small, but either way, I...

4 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2019

FSP Twin Redundant PSU: 900W Due Later This Year

The consumer market is not used to the idea of redundant power supplies. For the enterprise market, redundant PSUs give peace of mind by eliminating a single point of...

19 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2019

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