Azio Expands Lineup of ‘Retro Classic’ Peripherals with Mice, Pads, Palm Rests

Azio’s eye-catching Retro Classic mechanical keyboards launched last year seem to be quite a success for the company, as it now plans to expand the family of ‘Retro Classic&rsquo...

9 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2018

Corsair Takes Over Gaming, Video Capture, & Docking Assets from Elgato

Corsair and Elgato this week have announced that the two companies have entered into an interesting agreement that will see Corsair acquire a significant chunk of Elgato's product families...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2018

SD Association Announces SD 7.0 Spec & SD Express Interface: PCIe + NVMe, Up to 985 MB/s

The SD Association - the body responsible for defining the standards for Secure Digital cards - has made it no secret that the organization has been working on a...

22 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2018

Comino Crypto Mining Rigs: Liquid-Cooled 16 GPUs in a 4U Server

Cryptocurrency mining has made quite a dent in the hardware industry in the last couple of years. Motherboard manufacturers have built special platforms for mining rigs, video card vendors...

58 by Anton Shilov on 6/27/2018

ADATA Readies XPG SX7100 Realtek RTS5763DL-Based SSD

While the number of companies participating in the SSD market is booming, ADATA ended up being only large SSD vendor that adopted Realtek’s first-generation RST5760 SSD controller for its...

3 by Anton Shilov 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 on 6/21/2018

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...

20 by Anton Shilov on 6/21/2018

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...

44 by Anton Shilov on 6/20/2018

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...

35 by Anton Shilov on 6/20/2018

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 on 6/20/2018

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