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Examining reports of slow write speeds on the 32GB iPhone 7
— 2:20 PM on October 21, 2016

Reports are going around of late that the 32GB iPhone 7 has demonstrably slower write performance than its larger siblings. Under the provocative title...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

Samsung's 960 Pro 2TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on October 18, 2016

Samsung's 960 Pro follows up on last year's 950 Pro with denser V-NAND, a brand-new controller, and space-age label technology. We put this drive to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Google introduces POWER9-based Zaius P9 server design
— 12:09 PM on October 17, 2016

Cloud infrastructures require hardware. The buck can only be passed so far before someone has to own and maintain a server. Google Cloud has announced...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

Report: First Intel 3D XPoint products coming to the desktop
— 10:09 AM on October 17, 2016

Rumor mill claims to have new information about the first round of 3D XPoint "Optane" storage products for the consumer and enthusiast...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

Asrock preps 21 motherboards for a dip into Kaby Lake
— 11:00 AM on October 12, 2016

Asus spinoff ASRock has followed its progenitor company in releasing BIOS updates adding support for the upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs. Firmware updates for 21...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Western Digital re-enters the SSD market with Green and Blue drives
— 11:00 AM on October 11, 2016

Mammoth hard drive manufacturer Western Digital is once again selling solid-state disks under its own name. This news comes a scant five months after...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Altera launches Stratix 10 FPGAs with HBM2 in tow
— 12:30 PM on October 10, 2016

Intel subsidiary Altera has launched the Stratix 10 field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The Stratix 10 comprises 5.5 million logic elements, HBM2 memory, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Asus preps 87 motherboards for next-gen Intel CPUs
— 12:41 PM on October 6, 2016

Kaby Lake isn't coming to desktop systems until sometime next year, but Asus has already released UEFI BIOS updates for 87 of its...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

MSI 100-series BIOS updates show next-gen CPUs drop into LGA 1151
— 10:01 AM on September 30, 2016

Today MSI announced that it's issuing BIOS updates for all of its Intel 100-series motherboards to add support for the company's next-gen CPUs....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Adata XPG SX8000 SSD has game libraries in mind
— 3:50 PM on September 29, 2016

Adata announced today the SX8000, a new M.2 SSD in its XPG lineup of performance drives aimed at gamers looking for a fast storage...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Microsoft catapults datacenter performance with FPGAs
— 11:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Gamers and content creators are not alone in their frustration with the last decade's slowing increases in CPU performance. Massive datacenter operators like Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Internet Servers

Asus J3455M-E mobo sails out with Apollo Lake SoC aboard
— 10:30 AM on September 28, 2016

Apollo Lake is out, and Asus has the first motherboard we've seen equipped with one of the low-power SoCs. The appropriately-named J3455M-E includes a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Toshiba expands its budget SSD lineup with its OCZ TL100
— 2:30 PM on September 27, 2016

Since Toshiba pared back its OCZ-branded SSD lineup back in May, the company has been slowly rebuilding the brand's portfolio. To that end, Toshiba has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

SanDisk unveils prototype 1TB SD card
— 4:31 PM on September 21, 2016

Way, way back in the year 2000, when the first 64MB SD card was still a new piece of tech, having so much memory in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

Samsung 960 Pro and Evo push PCIe SSD performance forward
— 9:48 PM on September 20, 2016

A little under a year ago, Samsung set a new bar in consumer NVMe SSD performance with its 950 Pro M.2 SSDs. Those drives used...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

We're in Seoul for Samsung's SSD Global Summit 2016
— 5:52 PM on September 20, 2016

Howdy, folks. After about 14 hours of flying yesterday, I'm in beautiful Seoul, South Korea this week to hear about what Samsung has in store...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

Oracle gunning for Amazon with second-generation cloud services
— 12:43 PM on September 20, 2016

Oracle has launched its second-generation cloud infrastructure at the company's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. Oracle CEO proclaimed that Amazon Web Service's (AWS) lead...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking Servers

AMD AM4-based system spotted in the wild
— 1:54 PM on September 19, 2016

AMD announced the consolidation of its current trio of desktop APU/CPU sockets into a unified AM4 socket all the way back in January at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets