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Toshiba prepares a 96-layer 3D NAND parfait
— 2:32 PM on June 28, 2017

Toshiba's announcement of four-bit QLC NAND flash isn't the only big event in the realm of flash memory production today. The company has also...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Toshiba QLC 3D NAND squeezes a fourth bit into flash cells
— 11:30 AM on June 28, 2017

Data density is critically important to manufacturers of flash storage chips. Increasing the number of bits in a given amount of die space allows for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel SSD 545s arrives with 64-layer 3D TLC flash aboard
— 10:00 AM on June 27, 2017

Intel's got a new SSD out today, gerbils. No, don't get excited, it's not an Optane-powered model. The new drive is the SSD 545s, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Updated: Radeon Vega Frontier Edition launches today for $999 and up
— 9:36 AM on June 27, 2017

AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card launches today, and we have official answers for most of the questions that have arisen about the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Asus and Sapphire offer digital pickaxes to crypto-miners
— 5:30 PM on June 26, 2017

Do you want a graphics card? Well, how do you feel about grossly over-paying for it? If your answer was "no thanks," you're out of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Deals of the week: Z270 mobos, spinning storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on June 23, 2017

Howdy gerbils. Things have been more than a little hot around here, but there's no time to lose. Deals are popping up and disappearing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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Windows Insider Build 16226 gives users a look at GPU utilization
— 9:00 AM on June 23, 2017

Microsoft's work on the Fall Creators Update continues apace, and new features are rolling out steadily to Windows Insiders. Most notably, Microsoft has added a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Asus XG-C100C NIC breaks the gigabit barrier
— 3:30 PM on June 22, 2017

The decade-plus reign of Gigabit Ethernet as the fastest practical standard for wired networking might be finally (and slowly) coming to a close. Over the...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Imagination Technologies hangs a "for sale" sign in its window
— 11:59 AM on June 22, 2017

When we last heard from Imagination Technologies, the company was preparing to sell off its MIPS and Ensigma businesses as it girded itself

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Vulkan is about to erupt in CryEngine 5.4
— 11:30 AM on June 22, 2017

All the attention lately has been on ultra-high-end graphics cards and expensive CPUs with cores for days, but work continues in the direction...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Netgear readies the Nighthawk X6S for take-off
— 5:30 PM on June 21, 2017

Netgear has added another member to its Nighthawk line of spider-spacecraft-inspired Wi-Fi routers. The Nighthawk X6S (model name R8000P) has tri-band Wi-Fi support with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Douse Nvidia's finest with the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hydro Copper
— 4:30 PM on June 21, 2017

If you're going to the trouble of building a custom watercooling loop, you're probably building a pretty high-end system. Right now, if we're talking high-end...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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MSI packs thunder with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z
— 2:54 PM on June 21, 2017

MSI's set of Lightning-labeled gear is growing again this summer with the addition of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z. This beefy two-and-a-half-slot...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box is a pre-packaged powerhouse
— 10:00 AM on June 21, 2017

External GPU docks haven't really hit the mainstream yet. There are a variety of reasons for this, but among them could be the hassle, size,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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AMD proudly reveals the Vega-powered Instinct MI25 accelerator
— 9:00 AM on June 21, 2017

Late last year, AMD let us peek behind the curtain at its upcoming Radeon Instinct compute accelerators and Radeon Open Compute platform (ROCm). These...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce is ready for the summer
— 9:00 AM on June 20, 2017

The Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition is a great piece of hardware, there's no doubt about it. If you're running an open-loop liquid-cooled...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Varjo tries to bring vision-quality VR out of the shadows
— 3:18 PM on June 19, 2017

Virtual reality headsets are interesting fare, but a number of challenges remain in the march towards making them useful for many applications. Finnish outfit...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Samsung ramps production of its fast and frugal 64-layer V-NAND
— 4:22 PM on June 16, 2017

It seems that lately every storage semiconductor company is engaged in an all-out war and crowing about chips made with an ever-increasing number of layers....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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