Computex 2018

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 cores and 250W TDP, a couple of the motherboard manufacturers are building X399 ‘refresh’ motherboards that are optimized for the new processors, and this is MSI’s very impressive effort. The headline from this motherboard is the 19 power phases, arranged as 16 for the processor. This is likely a four-phase implementation with two doublers, but still comes in as eight more than the amount of phases for the CPU compared to any other Threadripper motherboard on the market. The effect of using more phases in this way means that the power multiplexing over time that occurs...

PowerColor Shows Off Tiny Thunderbolt 3 External GPU Boxes Money Can’t Buy

While the Thunderbolt 3 eGFX intiative has been primarily focused on high-end desktop-class video cards – the so-called eGFX Chassis – Intel's eyes have been on a bigger picture...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

We Found a Prototype 4 TB Intel QLC SSD

The storage industry is getting exciting again. In order to increase capacity of NAND SSDs and lower costs, there are two different routes being taken: either increase the number...

48 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2018

Colorful Demonstrates a 49-Inch All-in-One PC

Colorful is showing off its prototype of an all-in-one computer with a 49-inch display. At present, the system is closer to a proof-of-concept than a real product, but if...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/8/2018

RGB LEDs Everywhere: HyperX Teases Fury SSD with Lights

Kingston's HyperX teased a new Fury-branded RGB LED SSD at Computex. The company didn’t have set specifications for the new 2.5” SATA 6GB/s SSD (HyperX is still fine-tuning the...

26 by Joe Shields on 6/8/2018

Be Quiet!, Threadripper: The Dark Rock Pro TR4 HSF Is Here

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper made quite a splash in the industry with its massive core count and a server-class TDP. Building a system based on such a processor seems alluring...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/8/2018

Intel Confirms Some Details about 28-Core 5 GHz Demonstration

When Intel demonstrated its 28-core system running at 5 GHz at the Computex 2018 keynote this week, there were many questions surrounding the hardware and what was required in...

146 by Ian Cutress on 6/8/2018

SMI Eyes Samsung's Performance Crown With SM2262EN Controller

Silicon Motion, Inc controllers shipped in 30% of the world's SSDs last year. The company had a successful entry into the consumer SSD market and within just five years...

11 by Joe Shields on 6/7/2018

ASRock Shows Off B450 Lineup: Something For Everyone

AMD has yet to officially launch the B450 chipset, but that didn’t stop motherboard manufacturers from showcasing their upcoming AM4 B450 motherboards at Computex 2018. Of all the major...

12 by Joe Shields on 6/7/2018

Patriot Readies Viper SSDs With Phison E12 And S12

At Computex 2018, Patriot has shared that it's preparing to ship two new SSDs, the Viper M.2 SSD, and an S12 SATA SSD, to round out its 2018 product...

2 by Joe Shields on 6/7/2018

Cooler Master Unveils CK620: A Thin Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

They say you can't take it with you and, when it comes to mechanical keyboards, they are usually right. While there's nothing like the feel of a good mechanical...

6 by Joe Shields on 6/7/2018

Corsair's MP300 Entry-Level Consumer NVMe SSD Starts At Just $49

Early on in Computex, Corsair unveiled the new Corsair Force MP300 NVMe 1.3 TB M.2 SSD. Corsair announced the drive during our flight over, so we learned about it...

17 by Joe Shields on 6/7/2018

ASMedia Demos USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 PHY, USB 3.2 Controller Due in 2019

USB IF published the final USB 3.2 specification in September last year and so developers of controllers and physical interfaces (PHY) started to design their solutions supporting the new...

12 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

ADATA, PNY, and Team Group to Launch 512 GB microSDXC Cards This Summer

At least three well-known suppliers of NAND flash-based products — ADATA, PNY, and Team Group — are gearing up to start selling their 512 GB microSDXC cards next month...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

Maxio Technology Demos SSD Based on ‘Chinese’ 3D NAND

Having received tens of billions of dollars from the government, the Chinese semiconductor industry is developing at a rapid pace. Earlier this year Chinese Xi’an UniIC Semiconductors began to...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

Klevv Adds Kolors: RGB-Lit Enthusiast-Class Cras DIMMs & SSD Incoming

Klevv, a subsidiary of SK Hynix, has been around for quite a while targeting mass retail market with mainstream DRAM and SSD products. Recently Klevv decided to address the...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

Deepcool & Gamerstorm Add to CPU Liquid Cooler Lineups with Castle 240/280 RGB and Captain 240 Pro

Deepcool & Gamerstorm have released three new CLC coolers in the Castle 240mm and 280mm and the Captain 240 Pro. Both CPU coolers have RGB LED fans and some...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

GIGABYTE Sabre 15 and 17 Gaming Laptops: Affordable Portable Gaming

Typically when you think of GIGABYTE/AORUS, you think of laptops like the Aero 15X or X9. Beautiful, powerful laptops with budget-breaking prices. However, GIGABYTE is now trying to spread...

7 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

MSI’s 49” Optix Curved Display and Oculux 25” High Refresh Monitors Announced

While MSI may be best known for motherboards and laptops, the company is making a big play at the monitor market as well. And this is in a quite...

16 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

Dell updates Inspiron line with 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors

In another Dell gaming announcement today, they have announced the Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5676 that now adds 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen processors, an update over the 5675 that used...

4 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

Seagate Shows Off 14 TB Exos HDD, Promises Consumer 14 TB Drives in Q4

Seagate is among many companies that do not announce a new stack of products at every trade show because design-in cycles of modern storage devices are fairly long and...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2018

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