Computex 2019

Silicon Power is best known for its reasonably-priced storage devices as well as various accessories for PCs and smartphones. But in an attempt to grow further, the company recently decided to enter the market for gaming PC components. Last year the company unveiled its first enthusiast-class memory modules, and this year it is unleashing its RGB-adorned XPower Turbine RGB family of DIMMs and SSDs for gamers. Silicon Power’s XPower Turbine RGB DIMMs come in 16 GB and 32 GB dual-channel kits. Specification wise, these modules use 10-layer PCBs and offer the same speed bins, latency, and voltage settings as the original XPower DIMMs launched last October: DDR4-2666 CL16, DDR4-3200 CL16, DDR4-3600 CL19, and DDR4-4133 CL19 at up to 1.4 V. As the brand name suggests...

ZOTAC’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm: A Single-Slot Water Cooled GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Ultra-high-end graphics cards these days all seem to either come with a very large triple fan cooler, or more exotically, a hybrid cooling system based around a large heatsink...

11 by Anton Shilov 15 hours ago

Silicon Motion’s SM8108: A Next-Gen Enterprise SSD Controller w/ Dual DRAM & 3D QLC Support

Having secured strong positions on the market for consumer SSDs, Silicon Motion is now after the enterprise SSD market. At Computex, the company demonstrated a prototype of an SSD...

7 by Anton Shilov 17 hours ago

An Interview with AMD’s Forrest Norrod: Naples, Rome, Milan, & Genoa

There’s no getting away from the fact that AMD’s big revenue potential exists in the server space. While the glitz and the glamor is all about the Ryzen, the...

23 by Dr. Ian Cutress 18 hours ago

Spotted at Computex: ZOTAC’s Mek Mini Prebuilt PC Goes Pink

Having launched their gaming-focused Mek Mini, Mek Ultra, and VR Go 2.0 computers over the past year, ZOTAC can now address virtually all segments of gaming PC market. But...

17 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

Phison Demonstrates Turnkey SSDs Based on 3D QLC NAND

3D QLC NAND promises to become a significant phenomenon on the consumer SSD market thanks to its relatively low cost per gigabyte, further pushing down already dropping SSD prices...

12 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

ADATA Demonstrates HD830 Ultra-Rugged HDDs

There are many reasons why external storage devices are gaining traction these days, so storage vendors have been aiming to expand their product lineups and offer storage solutions that...

11 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

InWin’s Alice: A Unique Chassis Made of Fabric and Plastic

Over the past few years makers of PC cases have tried virtually all materials to make their boxes: aluminum, steel, glass, various plastics, you name it. In an attempt...

47 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

A Super Fanless Chassis from TureMetal: For DIY & 0 db Workstations

High-performance and DIY desktop computers use either sophisticated air or liquid cooling systems. While there are passively cooled PCs, they typically are either proprietary or work with a limited...

51 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

PowerColor's External Behemoth: The 750 Watt TBX-750FA eGFX Box, With 100 W Power Delivery

Tul, the parent company of PowerColor, currently has two external graphics (eGFX) boxes for high-end graphics cards, as well as low-power miniature eGFX solutions. Both sides of the coin...

18 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

Phison Readies PS2251-17: A USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Controller for External SSDs

At this year's Computex trade show, Phison revealed that it is working on a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 controller for external SSDs. Dubbed the PS2251-17 (U17), the company expects...

8 by Anton Shilov 5 days ago

Realtek Demonstrates RTD2893: A Platform for 8K Ultra HD TVs

Just like with any other major transitions, the shift to 8K Ultra HD TVs will require not only new display panels (and even new display technologies), new cables, and...

23 by Anton Shilov 5 days ago

ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3: The Small Motherboard with a Side of Everything

During Computex 2019, ASRock announced its upcoming X570 range ready for the launch of AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processors. One of the motherboard highlights of the show was the...

36 by Gavin Bonshor 6 days ago

NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate Mini LED Monitors: From Acer & ASUS Later in 2019

Known for its ability to build ecosystems around its products, NVIDIA rolled out a updated display-related initiative at this year’s Computex trade show. With the recent advent of commercial-scale...

29 by Anton Shilov 6 days ago

SilverStone’s 1000W SFX-L PSU: When Less Is More

Back in the day, 1 kW PSUs were a prerogative of rather extreme high-end desktops carrying an overclocked CPU, a couple of graphics cards, several hard drives, and loads...

24 by Anton Shilov on 6/17/2019

Azio’s Iris Keyboard: When Style Meets Comfort

Azio demonstrated its Iris keyboard at Computex. The new product comes in two pieces that will be sold separately: the keyboard itself (dubbed K-Pad Unit) as well as a...

7 by Anton Shilov on 6/17/2019

Phison Develops PS5017 Controller for SD Express & MicroSD Express Cards

In order for the SD 7.0/7.1 (aka SD Express) ecosystem to take off, a number of things are needed, but aside from specification itself, availability of controllers for card...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2019

Realtek Showcases RTS5261 SD Express Controller, up to 128 TB at 1GB/s

Last year the SD Association published its Secure Digital 7.0 standard that defines SD Express cards. At this year’s Computex, Realtek demonstrated one of the industry’s first SD Express...

12 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2019

ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming Mini-ITX Motherboard: Wi-Fi 6, Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2

At Computex 2019, ASUS unveiled a number of ROG-branded motherboards aimed at gamers and enthusiasts for AMD's new X570 chipset. Most of them are ATX, but a small handful...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/14/2019

Seasonic Readies Fanless Prime 700 W 80Plus Titanium PSU

Seasonic demonstrated its upcoming Prime 700 W Titanium Fanless power supply at Computex. The PSU carries an 80Plus Titanium badge and will enable PC makers or enthusiasts to build...

11 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2019

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