Category: PC Hardware Reviews

Feb
24

AUO to Ship 8K UHD TV Panels in Coming Months

By Anton Shilov AU Optronics this week has announced plans to start shipments of 8K panels for large UHDTVs in the first half of 2018. The panels will enable TV manufacturers to produce “Super UHD” 8K TVs to compete against […]

Feb
22

The Future of Silicon: An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Gary Patton, CTO of GlobalFoundries

By Ian Cutress In our recent trip to GlobalFoundries Fab 8, its leading edge facility, we managed to spend some time with the C-level executive that controls the future of this part of our industry: Dr. Gary Patton. Gary is […]

Feb
22

CEVA Announces PentaG 5G NR Modem IP Platform

By Andrei Frumusanu Today’s announcement marks a key change for CEVA’s business model, as for the first time we see the introduction of a complete modem platform for licensing. The PentaG platform is not a single piece of IP, but […]

Feb
21

Samsung 30.72 TB SSDs: Mass Production of PM1643 Begins

By Anton Shilov Samsung this week announced that it has started mass production of its PM1643-series SSDs. These are monstrous data storage devices, with up to 30.72 TB capacity each. The new drives use Samsung’s 64-layer 512Gb TLC V-NAND memory […]

Feb
21

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 45: GlobalFoundries and Fab 8

By Ian Cutress In early February, GlobalFoundries did something completely unexpected: for the second time in ten years, they invited a few select press and analysts to visit one of their fabrication plants (‘fabs’), where they make AMD processors, IBM […]

Feb
21

New EKWB Threadripper X399 Monoblocks for GIGABYTE and MSI

By Joe Shields EKWB has announced the release of two new monoblocks made for GIGABYTE and MSI Threadripper X399 motherboards. Both blocks are an all-in-one (CPU and power delivery) cooling solution with a redesigned cold plate and fin area, claimed […]

Feb
21

AnandTech Community Giveaway: Patriot V-Series RGB Gaming Peripherals

By Ian Cutress One of the biggest drivers in the PC market in recent years is gaming. After we scout out the parts, spend the money, build the PC, and fire it up to crank out the FPS, the next […]

Feb
20

TEKQ Rapide Thunderbolt 3 External SSD Review

By Ganesh T S Flash-based external direct-attached storage (DAS) devices have evolved rapidly over the last few years. Starting with simple thumb drives that could barely saturate USB 2.0 bandwidth, we now have high-performance external SSDs that take advantage of […]

Feb
20

Passive Compulab Airtop2 SFF Workstation Launched, with Xeon E3 and Quadro

By Anton Shilov Compulab this week has introduced a new generation of its passively-cooled Airtop workstations. The new updated models, called Airtop 2, use Intel’s latest Xeon E3 v6 processors, featuring the Kaby Lake microarchitecture, as well as Pascal-based Quadro […]

Feb
17

AMD Plans PlayReady 3.0 Support for Polaris and Vega based GPUs in 2018, Vega APUs in Q2

By Nate Oh For the recent launch of AMD’s Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G APUs, our review found that AMD raised the low-end integrated graphics bar to a new level. With superior gaming performance at lower cost and […]