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

Samsung to Pay $400 Million for Infringing FinFET Patent

A federal jury in Texas ordered Samsung Electronics to pay $400 million to a South Korean university for infringing one of fundamental patents related to double gate FinFET transistors...

33 by Anton Shilov on 6/19/2018

Realtek Demonstrates a USB 3.1 G2 Type-C Dock Platform: An All-in-One Solution

Realtek demonstrated a prototype of a USB 3.1 Gen 2 docking station that relies entirely on its own chips and features regular connectors, including USB Type-A, DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub...

23 by Anton Shilov on 6/18/2018

Colorful’s GTX 1080 Ti ‘Kudan’ Limited Edition GPU: 50 Units Made in 2017

If you are on the market for a collectible, do not bother with Intel’s Core i7-8086K, try to find Colorful’s iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Kudan if you can. Just...

31 by Anton Shilov on 6/15/2018

SilverStone Shows Off SST-ST2000-PT: 80Plus Platinum 2000 W PSU

SilverStone demonstrated the industry’s first 2000 W ATX power supply that carries the 80Plus Platinum badge at Computex this year. The Strider Platinum 2000 W PSU is aimed at...

9 by Anton Shilov on 6/15/2018

ZOTAC Publishes Specifications of MEK Mini, MEK Ultra PCs

As expected, ZOTAC demonstrated its upcoming MEK Mini and MEK UItra PCs at Computex. In addition, the company published preliminary specifications of these systems. As it appears, the smaller...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/15/2018

UFS - USB Bridge Controllers for Card Readers, Hosts Incoming from JMicron & SMI

The JEDEC published the UFS Card 1.0 specification back in mid-2016, and shortly after that Samsung introduced its UFS cards with 32, 64, 128, and 256 GB capacities. In...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2018

FSP Readies Cannon: a 2000 W PSU for Mining and Extreme Desktops

FSP is well-known for high-quality moderately-priced power supplies but is not particularly known for high-wattage units. At last year’s Computex the company demonstrated a PSU that could output 1400...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2018

Plextor Demonstrates 4-Way M9Pe Extreme SSD Solution: Up to 6.5 GB/s

Having worked with Marvell for many years, Plextor is tied closely to Marvell’s controller ecosystem since its proprietary firmware technologies rely on capabilities of the said controllers. In recent...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2018

ZOTAC Preps SFF Workstation with NVIDIA’s Quadro, Intel’s 10 GbE NICs

Having established strong positions on the markets of discrete graphics cards and mini PC barebones, ZOTAC is marching into factory-built systems targeting gamers and professionals. On the gaming side...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2018

PCIe-Based SD 7.0 Spec Closing In, Set to Be Announced This Month

The SD Association plans to formally announce its Secure Digital 7.0 specification later this month. The new spec will define usage of a PCIe protocol for SD cards and...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2018

Antec Announces Its First Memory Modules

In a rather unexpected move, Antec announced its first memory modules at Computex. The Antec Memory DDR4 DIMMs are meant to stretch Antec’s designs to DIMMs, increasing the company’s...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2018

Enermax Readies Sub-$100 PC Case with Addressable RGB Lighting

Customizable RGB lighting is now featured on virtually all PC components aimed at enthusiasts. At Computex, a manufacturer told us that RGB-equipped products outsell non-RGB products 7 to 3...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2018

Afox and Qdion Have 3kW PSUs for Cryptocurrency Miners

With GPU cryptocurrency mining apparently here to stay, over the last couple of years hardware vendors have begun developing mining-optmized (or at least branded) gear for miners. This of...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

G.Skill’s DRAM Extremes: DDR4-4000 on AMD Ryzen, DDR4-5066 on Intel Core i7

In the constant race to one-up the other memory vendors in the highly commoditized DRAM market, at Computex last week G.Skill demonstrated its Trident Z RGB memory modules running...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

GIGABYTE Expands Aorus Range to PSUs with AP750GM and AP850GM

After launching their high-end gaming-focused Aorus sub-brand a couple of years ago, GIGABYTE has continued to invest in the brands over the years with new products and branching into...

1 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

Micron’s 96-Layer 3D TLC NAND Demonstrated, Qualified by Maxio, SMI

Micron yet has to formally introduce its 3rd generation 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. But as we've spotted on the Computex showfloor, SSDs based on the new type of...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

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