Category: PC Hardware Reviews

Oct
21

Analyzing Z370 for Intel’s 8th Generation Coffee Lake: A Quick Look at 50+ Motherboards

By Ian Cutress, Anton Shilov, Joe Shields & Gavin Bonshor The launch of Intel’s new 8th Generation ‘Coffee Lake’ processors for desktops is going to be an interesting one. On one side it redefines Intel’s main product stack and its […]

Oct
20

GIGABYTE Launches the AORUS X9 Gaming Laptop: GTX 1070 SLI and i7-7820HK

By Joe Shields GIGABYTE has announced a powerful all-new extreme gaming laptop in the AORUS X9. The X9 comes with a 7th generation Intel i7-7820HK overclockable processor, two GTX 1070s in SLI, four DDR4 slots supporting up to 64GB of […]

Oct
20

ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Now Available: Up to 18 Cores in Mini-ITX

By Anton Shilov ASRock formally introduced its X299E-ITX/ac motherboard at Computex earlier this year and attracted a lot of attention to the product that was (and still is) the only Mini-ITX mainboard for Intel’s Core i7 and Core i9 processors […]

Oct
20

Samsung’s 8LPP Process Technology Qualified, Ready for Production

By Anton Shilov Samsung this week announced that its 8LPP fabrication process, which it formally introduced earlier this year, had passed qualification tests. The manufacturing technology will be used to produce advanced SoCs next year and will be Samsung’s final […]

Oct
19

Intel Documents Point to AVX-512 Support for Cannon Lake Consumer CPUs

By Anton Shilov A new update to the Intel document for software developers indicates that the company will begin to introduce various AVX-512 instruction set extensions to its consumer CPUs soon. This will start from the codenamed Cannon Lake (CNL) […]

Oct
19

HighPoint RocketStor RS6114V 4-Bay USB-C RAID Enclosure Review

By Ganesh T S Storage enclosures come in many varieties to target different market segments. They usually have one or more downstream SATA ports, with USB being a popular interface in the low-end and mid-range markets. Within the USB storage […]

Oct
19

Biostar Announces Z370GT7 and Z370GT6 Motherboards for Coffee Lake CPUs

By Joe Shields Not willing to be left behind at the starting line, Biostar has announced its entries into the rapidly growing Z370 motherboard market. At the time of publication, Biostar is bringing two boards to the table from their […]

Oct
19

Razer’s Blade Stealth 13.3” Laptop Updated With Quad-Core Intel Core i7-8550U CPU

By Anton Shilov Razer this week has announced that the company is upgrading its 13.3” Blade Stealth laptop with Intel’s new quad-core Core i7-8550U microprocessor, along with faster LPDDR3 memory. This marks the latest of several laptop vendors to capitalize […]

Oct
19

G.Skill Launches Lineup of Trident Z Kits for Coffee Lake: DDR4 at 3733 – 4600 MT/s

By Anton Shilov G.Skill has launched a new series of memory module kits optimized for Intel’s new 8th Generation Core processors. The new DIMMs belong to G.Skill’s Trident Z and Trident Z RGB families and are guaranteed to operate at […]

Oct
18

Intel Shipping Nervana Neural Network Processor First Silicon Before Year End

By Nate Oh This week at the Wall Street Journal’s D.Live 2017, Intel unveiled their Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP), formerly known as Lake Crest, and announced plans to ship first silicon before the end of 2017. As a high-performance […]