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...
Today was an even more interesting day as we got the first demo of ATI's R300 chip. We also ran into a handful of nForce2 based motherboards and...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2002
The first day of Computex 2002 has come to an end and while we get a few hours of sleep on the other side of the world we've got...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2002
We've only been at Computex for a couple of hours but there is already quite a bit to talk about. We've already seen every single Hammer chipset that...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2002
Tillmann wrapped up his coverage of this year's CeBIT conference with a lot of interesting material. Have a look at AMD's "modified" Hammer reference board, some 760MPX and...
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 3/20/2002
Tillmann Steinbrecher, our german correspondant, was in Hannover for this year's CeBIT conference. See all that he saw including PowerVR's 3D chip for PDAs.
Tillmann Steinbrecher on 3/18/2002
To conclude our coverage of the Spring '02 IDF we wrote a bit about Pat Gelsinger's keynote on Thursday. Find out what the next thing to make it...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/5/2002
AMD and Intel talk CPUs, Serial ATA II is introduced and a number of other technologies are discussed. Did we mention a 800MHz FSB?
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/28/2002
We asked and we received, read about the next-generation form factors, the 4GHz Pentium 4, and much more.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/27/2002
Today we saw everything from XScale prototype PDAs and E7500 boards to Serial ATA RAID and 600MHz FSB clocks.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/26/2002
It's the slowest Comdex we've ever seen but that doesn't mean there's nothing interesting to talk about. From NVIDIA's new mobile part to Intel's DDR 845 chipset, we've...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/13/2001
From VIA's P4X266 to ATI's Radeon 8500, there's a lot of controversy in this industry today. Find out what's going on at this year's VTF in Taiwan.
Matthew Witheiler on 9/5/2001
IDF isn't all about CPUs. We paid visits to AMD, ATI, NVIDIA, ServerWorks and many more for this writeup.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/29/2001
The first running sample of the VIA P4X266 (P4 DDR) chipset, i845 DDR spottings and even more info on nForce in today's coverage from the Computex show floor.
Anand Shimpi & Mike Andrawes on 6/5/2001
After being at Computex 2001 for just a few hours we have even more information on two of the hot topic issues at the show. The first information...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2001
AMD's 760MP, NVIDIA's Crush, SDRAM on the Pentium 4, 0.13-micron Northwood and much much more in our initial coverage from Computex 2001 in Taipei.
Anand Shimpi & Mike Andrawes on 6/3/2001
With Computex just around the corner, we often wonder what to expect. Lucky for us, the 17th Hong Kong International Computer Expo, Computer 2001, provides a perfect microcosm for...
Mike Andrawes on 6/2/2001
Where is the Pentium 4 headed? What is the new technology that is behind the recently announced Intel Xeon processor? What are Intel's plans for RDRAM and...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/5/2001
With Comdex Fall 2000 just wrapping up, we set out inform those who were not able
to attend this year's event. Just as there is a bit for everyone...
Matthew Witheiler on 11/19/2000
With the fall 2000 installment of Intel's Developer Conference coming to an end last week, it is time to summarize
what we saw not only from Intel but from...
Matthew Witheiler on 8/30/2000
With the second day of Intel's Developer Forum coming to a close, let's take a look and see just what big plans Intel has for some of their new technologies.
Matthew Witheiler on 8/23/2000