Hands On With The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition

One of the more interesting laptop designs to come out of the Computex week was from Acer: its new Predator Helios 300 Special Edition was an eclectic mix of...

20 by Ian Cutress on 7/11/2018

Qualcomm’s Server Team Loses VP of Technology, Centriq Future Unknown

Normally we don’t particularly comment on these sorts of transitions at big companies unless they are C-level (CEO, CTO), however the narrative surrounding Qualcomm’s Centriq product line is still...

36 by Ian Cutress on 7/6/2018

MSI's New Threadripper 2 Motherboard on Steroids: X399 Creation

One of the most impressive motherboard designs coming out of Computex was MSI’s new X399 Creation motherboard. With Threadripper 2 around the corner, sporting support for up to 32...

19 by Ian Cutress on 7/2/2018

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

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...

3 by Ian Cutress 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

MSI’s Four-Way M.2 PCIe Card: It Looks Like a GPU

Having seen both ASUS and ASRock’s PCIe cards that support four M.2 NVMe drives each at a x4 connection at CES, and then GIGABYTE’s prototype card at Computex, there...

47 by Ian Cutress on 6/21/2018

Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns, CFO Robert Swan as Interim CEO

This morning Intel released a formal press release stating that Brian Krzanich, now former CEO, had resigned. Current CFO Robert Swan has been named the interim CEO while the...

167 by Ian Cutress on 6/21/2018

The InWin Ego Fan: The Ultimate RGB LED Fan

If you are not completely frustrated by RGB LED components by now, this might put you over the top. The Ego fan from InWin is designed to be the...

14 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2018

ASRock Rack Goes AMD: EPYCD8 Workstation Motherboard

One of the lesser known companies to play in the server space is ASRock Rack, a subsidiary of the consumer focused ASRock. Much like other smaller server platform providers...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2018

My Face on a CPU Cooler: Two Minutes with ASUS’ Ryujin CLC

One of the first events of the Computex week was ASUS’ Republic of Gamers press conference. In typical ASUS fashion, a glut of about 11 press releases landed in...

21 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2018

ECS with Intel Compute Card: What Happened to Intel’s Compute Card?

One of the more interesting and innovative platforms that Intel has introduced over the past few years was the Compute Card: a small credit-card like platform that contained a...

25 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

The InWin Crown Fan: Why Bother with Closer Fan Blades When the Whole Fan Moves

In recent weeks and months, a lot of noise has been made about Noctua’s new fan design that uses precise tooling to create fan blades that are much closer...

36 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

A Rose By Any Other PR Name: Lian Li’s Strimer, or is it Streamer?

Part of our early Computex coverage involved Lian Li’s new RGB product, the Strimer, which integrates RGB strips along a 24-pin ATX cable. The idea here was that out...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

GIGABYTE B450 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi: A Second Gen Mid-Range Motherboard

With the launch of the second generation of Ryzen, AMD also launched the X470 chipset which enabled the next generation of Precision Boost, a new adaptive storage technology called...

14 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

InWin 307: How About 144 RGB LEDs on a Front Panel

Having addressable RGB LEDs in a PC is one thing, and having OLED panels on various components is another. There is a fine line between the two, especially when...

14 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q3 2018

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Gaming CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

42 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

InWin 915: Premium Chassis Updates from CES Prototype

Back at CES, InWin showcased their newest 915 chassis aimed at the enthusiast market. At the time the design was still rough, however the final unit implementation was on...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/18/2018

BIOSTAR Updates a Popular Motherboard: The X470GTN

Would it surprise you that our most popular AM4 motherboard review to date was Biostar’s mini-ITX offering, the X370GTN? At the time it was launched, it was the only...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/18/2018

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