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3D V-NAND chips grow to 48 layers with 256Gb per die
— 7:52 AM on August 12, 2015

Hot on the heels of Toshiba's 48-layer BiCS flash, Samsung has introduced 48-layer 3D V-NAND flash of its own. These flash chips pack...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung unveils a trio of NVMe SSDs with 3D V-NAND
— 6:32 AM on August 12, 2015

Samsung has added three new NVMe SSDs to its stable. The new drives use the company's 3D V-NAND flash, and they're meant to fill...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Nvidia DesignWorks could make simulated designs more lifelike
— 2:13 PM on August 11, 2015

It's been a pretty big day for Nvidia's professional graphics group. To go with today's shiny, new Quadro graphics cards, Nvidia has unveiled its...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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Maxwell comes to more Quadros in the M5000 and M4000
— 10:23 AM on August 11, 2015

Nvidia has released two Maxwell-based Quadro graphics cards: the M5000 and M4000. These cards broaden the Maxwell-powered Quadro lineup beneath the titanic

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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Toshiba's NVMe SSDs are a step toward a PCIe future
— 9:29 AM on August 11, 2015

NVM Express solid-state drives are the future, and Toshiba is bringing that future a little closer today with the release of three NVMe PCIe...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Vulkan is about to erupt in Android
— 8:49 AM on August 11, 2015

Google has chosen Vulkan, the low-overhead variant of OpenGL, as the next-generation graphics API for Android. The company details the new API's benefits

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Software

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PowerVR Vulkan demo delivers lots of gnomes per second
— 5:36 PM on August 10, 2015

Imagination Technologies has made a demo showcasing Vulkan's performance on one of its GPUs, alongside a blog post with all of the details...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Nvidia's Q2 2015 financials: steady as she goes
— 5:02 PM on August 6, 2015

Nvidia's quarterly financial results are in. The company posted a 5%  year-on-year revenue increase, from $1.103 to $1.153 billion. Operating expenses rose from $456...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous

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Basemark and Crytek are building a VR benchmark of their own
— 8:29 AM on August 6, 2015

Crytek recently added Oculus Rift support to Cryengine 3, and now the developer is working with Basemark to create a VR headset benchmark....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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In the lab: budget SSDs from SanDisk, OCZ, and Kingston
— 4:00 PM on August 5, 2015

Diligent gerbils may have noticed a lack of storage reviews around here recently, but we're happy to announce that the drought will soon be over. No, Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling Storage

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SanDisk and Toshiba unveil 256Gb 3D flash chips
— 11:29 AM on August 4, 2015

Get out your 3D glasses, everybody. SanDisk and Toshiba's latest NAND chips cram 32GB (256Gb) of the companies' BiCS flash memory into 48...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Sound BlasterX G5 USB DAC provides better sound to go
— 9:50 AM on August 4, 2015

Creative has pulled the wraps on its new Sound BlasterX line of products. Most interesting among them is its new USB sound card, the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Reports: Win10 gaming performance similar to Win8.1
— 6:03 PM on August 3, 2015

With Windows 10's launch, all three major PC graphics companies (that's Intel, Nvidia, and AMD) released updated drivers for the new operating...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems Windows

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AMD's Exascale Heterogenous Processor is the server APU
— 1:15 PM on August 3, 2015

AMD revealed plans to release an APU for servers during its Financial Analyst Day presentation back in May, and we now have a better...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Stingray 3D engine burrows into Autodesk products
— 9:38 AM on August 3, 2015

If you're a game developer, you can't say you're not spoiled for choice these days. Autodesk has joined the gaming engine fray with Stingray....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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GPU-Z utility gets a Windows 10 update
— 4:48 PM on July 30, 2015

Do you regularly fire up TechPowerUp's GPU-Z to check your graphics card specs and status? Just upgraded to Windows 10? You'll want to download the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Samsung docs detail Linux TRIM bug and fix
— 12:25 PM on July 30, 2015

We've been covering a report from search provider Algolia pointing out a potential issue in Samsung SSDs' TRIM implementation. More recently, Samsung itself...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

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Samsung Q2 earnings fall, mobile device sales disappoint
— 8:39 AM on July 30, 2015

Samsung Electronics has released its Q2 2015 financial report. Sales were down approximately 8% from the year-ago quarter, totalling 48.54 trillion Korean won ($41.3 billion)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Personal tech

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