Category: PC Hardware Reviews

Oct
20

Samsung Shows Off 256 GB DDR4 RDIMM: Coming to Servers Soon

By Anton Shilov Samsung this week demonstrated its first 256 GB memory module for upcoming servers. The new Registered DIMM (RDIMM) is based on Samsung’s 16 Gb DDR4 memory devices introduced earlier this year and takes advantage of the company’s […]

Oct
20

The Intel 9th Gen Review: Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K and Core i5-9600K Tested

By Ian Cutress Intel’s newest line of desktop processors bring with them a number of changes designed to sway favor with performance enthusiasts. These new parts bring Intel’s consumer processors up to eight cores, with higher frequencies, better thermal connectivity, […]

Oct
19

What Next for 3D XPoint? Micron to Buy Intel’s Share in 3D XPoint Fab

By Anton Shilov Micron on Thursday announced plans to acquire Intel’s stake in IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture between the two companies. IM Flash owns a fab near Lehi, Utah, which is the only producer of 3DXPoint memory that […]

Oct
19

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Book2: 12-Inch, Snapdragon 850 with X20 LTE, 20 Hrs

By Anton Shilov Samsung today has introduced the Galaxy Book2, its newest attempt to create an always on, always connected convertible PC. For the new 2-in-1 notebook, Samsung opted to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 supercharged mobile SoC and rates the […]

Oct
19

The Corsair Force MP510 SSD (960GB) Review

By Billy Tallis The Corsair Force MP510 isn’t the first retail Phison E12 drive to hit the shelves but it’s the first one to hit our testbed. The Phison controller paired with Toshiba 3D TLC NAND gives Corsair their first […]

Oct
19

HP Announces Z Club Device-as-a-Service Program: Hardware Bundles at $108+ per Month

By Anton Shilov In addition to launching “Boosted” versions of its ZBook notebooks, HP has also introduced its Z Club device-as-a-service (DaaS) program. Under the terms of the program, select HP customers will be able to lend certain hardware bundles […]

Oct
18

Samsung Shares SSD Roadmap for QLC NAND And 96-layer 3D NAND

By Billy Tallis At Samsung’s Tech Day event today in San Jose, the company shared their SSD roadmap for transitioning to 96-layer 3D NAND and introducing four bit per cell (QLC) NAND flash memory. Successors have been named for most […]

Oct
18

Samsung Starts Mass Production of Chips Using Its 7nm EUV Process Tech

By Anton Shilov Samsung Foundry on Wednesday said that it had started production of chips using its 7LPP manufacturing technology that uses extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) for select layers. The new fabrication process will enable Samsung to significantly increase transistor […]

Oct
18

AKiTiO Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro with Aquantia 10 GbE

By Anton Shilov AKiTiO has announced its new Thunderbolt 3 dock for high-end mobile workstations. AKiTiO’s Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro features a 10 GbE port enabled by an Aquantia chip, along with multiple USB Type-A ports, card readers, eSATA, and […]

Oct
18

iBASE Launches MI995 Mini-ITX Intel CM246-Based Board for Xeon E

By Anton Shilov iBASE introduced one of the industry’s first Mini-ITX motherboards for Intel’s Xeon E processors on Tuesday. The MI995 is based on Intel’s mobile CM246 PCH and is aimed at low-power miniature specialized PCs. Meanwhile, small does not […]