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As part of IFA 2019, Netgear has a number of new announcements across different product lines. The wireless networking products are of particular interest to us. We had attended Qualcomm's Wi-Fi 6 Day last month, and I had tweeted about Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi 6 (RBK850) that was showcased at the event. Things are being made official today, with additional details becoming available. Netgear's Orbi systems need little introduction, given their wide retail reach and popularity. At CES 2019, the company had divulged some details about the meshing together of Orbi and Wi-Fi 6. The key to the great performance of the Orbi RBK50 (802.11ac) was the dedicated 4x4 wireless backhaul between the router and the satellites. This left two 2x2 streams (one in 5 GHz...

Phison’s PS5016-E16 & PS5019-E19: The First PCIe 4.0 Client SSD Controllers

In the recent years SSD controllers and NAND flash memory have become so fast that the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface used by M.2 SSDs has become a bottleneck for...

12 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2019

The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WIFI Motherboard: Two PCIe 4.0 M.2, Wi-Fi 6

MSI revealed its X570 chipset plans with a number of new boards split into three different market segments. The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WIFI represents its top...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/31/2019

ZADAK Demonstrates MOAB: "World’s First Portable Water-Cooled PC"

In US military terminolgy, the MOAB is the Mother of All Bombs – the world’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb. Now, ZADAK is building its own MOAB (of sorts), in...

6 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2019

Sapphire Shows Off 10-Way GPU Compute System with AMD EPYC 3000

Cryptocurrency mining boom may be over, but there are many applications that can take advantage of GPU compute horsepower besides mining. Sapphire has demonstrated its upcoming GPU compute system...

21 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2019

Spotted at Computex: Let Bygones be Bygons, with a Sugon Hygon

Big credit to Patrick Kennedy from ServeTheHome for spotting this gem on the show floor, but it looks like if you want a Chinese branded EPYC CPU with some...

58 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2019

ASRock Unveils New X570 Taichi: Wi-Fi 6 and DDR4-4666 Support

Highly competitive motherboard manufacturer ASRock revealed its X570 motherboard line-up ahead of the Ryzen 3000 series processors launch. Its 13th iteration of the Taichi design, the ASRock X570 Taichi...

26 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/30/2019

ADATA Shows Off SMI’s Prototype PCIe 4.0 x4 512GB SSD: An SM2267 SSD

One of the world’s largest suppliers of memory modules and SSDs, ADATA is a company to watch when it comes to the latest technologies. This is certainly the case...

6 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2019

Rivet Networks Launches E2600 Gigabit Network Controller

This year Computex is full of launches, and the land of network controllers is no exception. Rivet Networks, who makes the Killer line of enhanced NICs, is updating its...

20 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2019

NZXT Refreshes H Series, New H510 Elite Chassis With RGB

At Computex 2019, renowned case and cooling manufacturer NZXT unveiled its new H series refresh of cases featuring small, but subtle changes across its range. Also on display was...

4 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/30/2019

Phanteks Unveils AMP: Inexpensive Modular PSUs up to 750W

Established in 2007 and aiming primarily PC hardware enthusiasts, Phanteks has been expanding in many directions in the recent years. On the one hand, the company started to make...

1 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2019

Steelseries Unveils Fully Adjustable OmniPoint Switch Actuation on Apex Pro, Apex Pro TKL

During Computex 2019, SteelSeries announced two new keyboards with a new switch type and a newly designed switch concept. Both the SteelSeries Apex Pro and Apex Pro TKL feature...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/30/2019

ASMedia Demonstrates ASM3242 USB 3.2 2x2 Controller: Available in August

ASMedia has finished development of its USB 3.2 2x2 controller and will make it available to makers of motherboards in the coming months. The company is demonstrating cards featuring...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/29/2019

ASRock Confirms Support for Ryzen 3000 APUs in DeskMini A300 SFF System

The industry loves a good small form factor platform, and ASRock’s Deskmini A300 is a great example of this. Designed to work with AMD’s APUs, the idea is to...

12 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

GIGABYTE Shows PCIe 4.0 x16 Four-Way M.2 PCIe Add-In Card

We’ve seen some of these before – an add-in card that helps expand the M.2 capabilities of a system. Typically motherboards come with up to three M.2 slots, however...

9 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

Antec Unsheathes Katana: A New DDR4 Memory Series for Enthusiasts

In the market of PC components for enthusiasts and modders, Antec is trying to find a market to expand with a set of tools that it knows the best...

10 by Anton Shilov on 5/29/2019

HP’s EliteBook x360 1040 G6: 24 Hours of Battery Life, Core i7, & 1W Display

HP has announced a 14-inch convertible laptop that promises to last for 24 hours on one charge. Featuring a 1W LCD panel, powered by Intel’s 8th Gen Core processor...

14 by Anton Shilov on 5/29/2019

EVGA SR-3 Dark Motherboard: LGA3647 For Intel Xeon W-3175X

At Computex 2019, EVGA displayed an LGA-3647 C621 motherboard designed for the Intel Xeon W-3175X 28-core processor, the EVGA SR-3 Dark. The new EVGA SR-3 Dark follows on the...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/29/2019

MSI Unveils the MEG X570 Ace: Black and Gold For AMD 50

With a theme that fits in with AMD's 50th anniversary, MSI has unveiled the MEG X570 Ace motherboard. With a black and gold design for a more elegant look...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/29/2019

Intel Announces Optane Memory M15: 3D XPoint On M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4

The first major hardware update to Intel's consumer Optane M.2 drives is coming soon, with the Optane Memory M15 drive intended for caching use. Compared to the original Optane...

9 by Billy Tallis on 5/29/2019

Intel Unveils 10th Gen Core Ice Lake-U & Ice Lake-Y Mobile CPUs: 10nm Sunny Cove Later This Year

At Intel’s Keynote presentation here at Computex, the company finally lifted the lid on its first widely available new CPU design on 10nm, called Ice Lake. The official marketing...

190 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

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