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Manufacturers of SSDs have traditionally sold drives with a PCIe interface at a premium when compared to devices featuring a SATA interface because of higher performance and despite of the fact that most SATA SSDs use drive form-factor and are more expensive to make than M.2 modules. Later this year Kingston plans to launch its A2000-series SSDs featuring a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface that will be priced below SATA SSDs. The Kingston A2000-series drives will be offered in various controller/NAND configurations in a bid to be flexible in terms of BOM costs and ensure that the SSDs are consistently cheaper than solutions featuring a SATA interface. In particular, Kingston plans to use Silicon Motion’s SM2263-series and Phison’s low-cost controllers along with Toshiba’s BiCS4 3D TLC...

AMD Comments on Threadripper 2 Performance and Windows Scheduler

Users may have been following Wendell from Level1Tech’s battle with researching the reasons behind why some benchmarks have regressed performance on quad-die Threadripper 2 compared to dual-die configurations. Through...

40 by Ian Cutress 6 days ago

ASUS at CES 2019: ProArt PA32UCX 4K Monitor with 1000-Zone FALD Unveiled

ASUS introduced its new flagship professional display at CES. The ProArt PA32UCX supports everything that one might expect from a 2019 professional monitor, including a 4K Ultra-HD resolution along...

32 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2019

CES 2019: MSI Unveils GUNGNIR 100 Chassis and Vigor GK60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

MSI has added to its ever-growing range of peripherals with the new Vigor GK60 gaming keyboard. CES 2019 also marks the unveiling of its Norse mythology inspired GUNGNIR 100...

2 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/11/2019

Samsung at CES 2019: 219-Inch and 75-Inch Micro LED Ultra-HD TVs Demonstrated

Samsung showcased its new ultra-large television with a 219-inch diagonal at CES 2019. Dubbed “The Wall”, the TV uses the company’s Micro LED technology that offers very high brightness...

10 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2019

CES 2019: PowerColor & VisionTek Launch Compact eGFX Solutions

The majority of Thunderbolt 3-enabled external chassis for video cards are rather big in order to accommodate high-end graphics adapters that tend to feature large PCBs and cooling systems...

13 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2019

AMD: “No Chiplet APU Variant on Matisse, CPU TDP Range same as Ryzen-2000”

One of the big questions coming out of AMD’s CES announcements was if its new CPU design, codenamed Matisse and which enables two chiplets and an IO die on...

52 by Ian Cutress on 1/11/2019

Dell at CES 2019: Alienware 55-Inch 4K 120 Hz OLED Gaming Monitor Showcased

In a surprising move Dell demonstrated a prototype of its Alienware 55 OLED display for gamers at CES. The 55-inch OLED monitor features a 120 Hz adaptive refresh rate...

20 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2019

Dell at CES 2019: Alienware m17 Packs Core i9, GeForce RTX into 17.3-Inch Chassis

Having launched Alienware m15 ultra-thin gaming laptops last year and updated them this week, Dell is rolling out more notebooks for gamers concerned about compact dimensions. The new Alienware...

18 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2019

Mushkin at CES 2019: Carbon X100 & Carbon Z100 External SSDs at Up to 2.2 GB/s

Mushkin introduced its new external SSDs featuring USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 interfaces and powered by desktop-class controllers. The Carbon X100 and the Carbon Z100 drives offer performance akin...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2019

Lenovo at CES 2019: 43.4-Inch Curved Monitors for Gaming and Work

Large-sized curved displays with a 32:10 aspect ratio have been gaining traction in the recent years both among gamers and professionals. At CES Lenovo introduced its own Legion Y44w...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2019

CES 2019: Colorful’s New Watercooled iGame GeForce RTX 2070 Neptune OC

The market for pre-overclocked graphics cards is quite strong. But taking the leap into providing water-cooling for GPUs at retail has only been attempted by a few vendors, and...

8 by Ian Cutress on 1/10/2019

Lenovo at CES 2019: Yoga C730 Gets AMOLED Display

Lenovo at CES announced a new version of its Yoga C730 convertible laptop featuring a 4K Ultra-HD AMOLED monitor. The revamped Yoga C730 also uses Intel’s Whiskey Lake processors...

9 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2019

Lenovo at CES 2019: 7th Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gets Thinner

Lenovo this week introduced its 7th Generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops. The new notebooks got a number of tangible improvements when compared to their predecessors. The latest ThinkPad X1...

13 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2019

ASRock at CES 2019: DeskMini A300, World’s First AMD Ryzen Mini STX PC Launched

ASRock has introduced its miniature DeskMini A300-series desktop PC barebones that are powered by AMD AM4 processors with integrated graphics. The world’s first Mini STX platform supporting AMD Ryzen...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2019

CES 2019: Cooler Master Announces Three New Wireless Mechanical Keyboards, SK621, SK631 And SK651

Cooler Master has announced its first range of wireless mechanical keyboards, the SK621, the SK631 and SK651 models. All three models feature Bluetooth 4.0 functionality and have a slimline...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2019

CES 2019: FSP's Cannon 2000 Watt Power Supply

When you build a cannon of a system, perhaps with dual processors and four graphics cards and lots of RGB, then something needs to power it. FSP has just...

12 by Ian Cutress on 1/10/2019

CES 2019: TeamGroup And ASRock Release Phantom Gaming Branded Memory and SSD

One of the leading players in memory Team Group has joined forces with ASRock to release the Phantom Gaming branded T-FORCE DELTA Phantom Gaming RGB SSD and T-FORCE XCALIBUR...

5 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2019

Lexar at CES 2019: 1 TB SDXC UHD-I Memory Card Announced

Lexar has announced the industry’s first commercial SD memory card featuring a 1 TB capacity. The SDXC card is designed for photo and video professionals who require massive capacities...

5 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2019

Toshiba at CES 2019: World’s First 16 TB TDMR HDD Debuts

Toshiba has announced the industry’s first hard drive featuring a 16 TB capacity. The MG08-series HDDs are designed for nearline applications and use two-dimensional magnetic recording (TDMR) technology, therefore...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/9/2019

CES 2019: Thermaltake Unveils Its WaterRAM RGB Liquid Cooled DDR4-3200 Memory

At CES 2019 Thermaltake officially entered the memory market with two new kits of DDR4 3200 RAM which not only include integrated water blocks but also includes 16.8 million...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2019

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