Category: PC Hardware Reviews

Feb
20

Samsung to Cease Selling Blu-ray Players in the US

By Anton Shilov Surprisingly for the electronics titan, Samsung has not released any new Blu-ray or Ultra HD Blu-ray players for the US market since 2017. And now in 2019 it looks like their development of Blu-ray players has ceased […]

Feb
19

The Samsung 983 ZET (Z-NAND) SSD Review: How Fast Can Flash Memory Get?

By Billy Tallis Samsung’s 983 ZET is a high-end enterprise SSD and the first retail drive to feature Samsung’s low-latency SLC Z-NAND flash memory. Designed for highly performance-bound workloads that favor IOPS and minimal latency above all else, the 983 […]

Feb
19

Qualcomm Announces X55 Modem: 5G Multi-mode & New Advanced ICs

By Andrei Frumusanu It’s been an eventful few months for Qualcomm – back in December the company had unveiled the first reference designs of the Snapdragon 855 and demonstrated integration with the 5G X50 modem. It’s easy to forget that […]

Feb
17

Intel Details New 9th Gen CPUs for Notebooks: i9-9980HK to i5-9300H

By Anton Shilov Intel is yet has to announce its 9th Gen Core processors for laptops officially, but because the company needs to sort out all the things with authorities and regulators well in advance of actual product launches, CPU […]

Feb
17

Newegg Lists ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Motherboard, More Xeon CPUs Supported

By Ian Cutress One of the interesting elements to Intel’s unlocked 28-core Xeon W-3175 processor launch was that the motherboard options to support this processor were minimal. At present only ASUS and GIGABYTE have shown designs for it, and the […]

Feb
16

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab S5e: 10.5-Inch sAMOLED with USB-C

By Anton Shilov Samsung today introduced its new mid-range Google Android-based tablet. Despite its formal positioning for consumers, the Galaxy Tab S5e features a rather large 10.5-inch sAMOLED display, a decent SoC, plenty of memory as well as storage, an […]

Feb
16

Playing Chicken: Kentucky Fried Intel Core i9-9900KFC Processor Listed

By Ian Cutress If every letter has a special meaning for a feature in a product, and a product portfolio offers a mix and match of those features, then eventually a combination of letters will end up with a secondary […]

Feb
16

Western Digital’s RISC-V “SweRV” Core Design Released For Free

By Anton Shilov Western Digital has published a register-transfer level (RTL) design abstraction of its in-house designed SweRV RISC-V core. The SweRV core is one of several RISC-V projects the company as undertaken as part of their effort to spearhead […]

Feb
16

ID Cooling Unveils IS-30 Low-Profile 30-mm Cooler for 100 Watt CPUs

By Anton Shilov ID Cooling has introduced its new CPU cooling system for ultra-thin computers, such as those that come in thin mini-ITX or mini-STX form-factors. The IS-30 cooler is only 30-mm tall and is designed to cool processors with […]

Feb
15

The Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop Review: Absolutely AMD – Ryzen Plus Polaris

By Brett Howse Today we are taking a look at the Acer Nitro 5, which is one of the least expensive ways to get into a gaming laptop. Acer offers several models, with the lowest cost offering coming in at […]