Category: PC Hardware Reviews

Jun
20

Samsung to Pay $400 Million for Infringing FinFET Patent

By Anton Shilov A federal jury in Texas ordered Samsung Electronics to pay $400 million to a South Korean university for infringing one of fundamental patents related to double gate FinFET transistors. The same jury found that GlobalFoundries and Qualcomm […]

Jun
20

ECS with Intel Compute Card: What Happened to Intel’s Compute Card?

By Ian Cutress One of the more interesting and innovative platforms that Intel has introduced over the past few years was the Compute Card: a small credit-card like platform that contained a CPU, some memory, some storage, and a connector […]

Jun
20

The InWin Crown Fan: Why Bother with Closer Fan Blades When the Whole Fan Moves

By Ian Cutress In recent weeks and months, a lot of noise has been made about Noctua’s new fan design that uses precise tooling to create fan blades that are much closer to the edge of the fan than has […]

Jun
20

A Rose By Any Other PR Name: Lian Li’s Strimer, or is it Streamer?

By Ian Cutress Part of our early Computex coverage involved Lian Li’s new RGB product, the Strimer, which integrates RGB strips along a 24-pin ATX cable. The idea here was that out of all the components in a PC that […]

Jun
20

GIGABYTE B450 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi: A Second Gen Mid-Range Motherboard

By Ian Cutress With the launch of the second generation of Ryzen, AMD also launched the X470 chipset which enabled the next generation of Precision Boost, a new adaptive storage technology called StoreMI, and also significantly cut the power consumption […]

Jun
19

InWin 307: How About 144 RGB LEDs on a Front Panel

By Ian Cutress Having addressable RGB LEDs in a PC is one thing, and having OLED panels on various components is another. There is a fine line between the two, especially when it comes to utility – or rather, how […]

Jun
19

Realtek Demonstrates a USB 3.1 G2 Type-C Dock Platform: An All-in-One Solution

By Anton Shilov Realtek demonstrated a prototype of a USB 3.1 Gen 2 docking station that relies entirely on its own chips and features regular connectors, including USB Type-A, DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub, GbE, and audio. USB Type-C is gaining popularity […]

Jun
19

InWin 915: Premium Chassis Updates from CES Prototype

By Ian Cutress Back at CES, InWin showcased their newest 915 chassis aimed at the enthusiast market. At the time the design was still rough, however the final unit implementation was on show at the Computex booth. It still has […]

Jun
19

BIOSTAR Updates a Popular Motherboard: The X470GTN

By Ian Cutress Would it surprise you that our most popular AM4 motherboard review to date was Biostar’s mini-ITX offering, the X370GTN? At the time it was launched, it was the only AM4 mini-ITX motherboard on the market, and despite […]

Jun
19

GIGABYTE’s X399 Aorus Extreme: The Threadripper 2 Halo Motherboard

By Ian Cutress Our most popular news during the week of Computex was, without a doubt, AMD’s announcement of the next generation of Threadripper. The new chips, coined Threadripper 2, are set to have up to 32 cores on board […]