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Toshiba puts 64-layer flash to work in the TR200 SSDs
— 11:30 AM on July 27, 2017

At the end of May, Toshiba introduced the OEM-focused XG5 NVMe SSD, the company's first product based on its own 64-layer BiCS 3D flash...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Threadripper CPUs sneak into pre-built PC listings
— 10:00 AM on July 27, 2017

Today seems to be Threadripper Day, because Velocity Micro isn't the only one launching machines based on AMD's new HEDT CPUs. Dell's Alienware division...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Velocity Micro workstations harness Epyc, Threadripper, and Xeon SP
— 9:09 AM on July 27, 2017

With new processor options on the way from both AMD and Intel for the server and high-end desktop market, it's no surprise that we're starting...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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USB 3.2 spec pushes bandwidth up to 20 Gbps
— 1:00 PM on July 26, 2017

The Universal Serial Bus is about to become a little bit less "serial." The USB 3.0 Promoter Group just announced the USB 3.2 specification—a...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Corsair sells a majority stake to private equity for $525 million
— 8:51 AM on July 26, 2017

Corsair announced this morning that it's selling a majority share of its business to private equity firm EagleTree Partners for $525 million. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Flash will be dead by the end of 2020
— 2:09 PM on July 25, 2017

Ding dong, the witch is dead. Although Flash support has been getting skewered left and right by multiple browsers, word has now come forth...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Adata wants to brighten your life with its XPG Spectrix D40 RAM
— 1:30 PM on July 25, 2017

Sometimes, a PC builder's just gotta ask: "Does the heatsink on this memory truly express my individuality?" When the answer to that question is "no,"...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Alphacool Eisblock HDX-2 and HDX-3 help M.2 SSDs beat the heat
— 4:00 PM on July 21, 2017

In our experience, modern desktop M.2 SSDs rarely throttle under even the most strenuous real-world conditions, but that hasn't stopped PC component manufacturers from coming...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Corsair Lighting Pro Expansion Kit lets builders turn up the lights
— 2:30 PM on July 21, 2017

Corsair's Lighting Node Pro gave builders the ability to drive the company's strips of individually-addressable RGB LEDs. While 40 LEDs in a system might...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Gigabyte SA-SBCAP3350 puts formidable power on a single board
— 1:00 PM on July 21, 2017

When you hear "single-board computer," you probably think of a Raspberry Pi, HardKernel ODroid, or BeagleBone. You probably don't think of a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Deals of the week: fast memory, an AM4 motherboard, and more
— 10:01 AM on July 21, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Bruno is still trekking across the United States right now, so you're stuck with me this week. I have to keep this short,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Toshiba's XG5 1TB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 3:35 PM on July 20, 2017

Toshiba's XG5 NVMe SSD is shipping to the company's OEM partners now. We run it through our test suite to see if the company's newfangled...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Microsoft and Johnson Controls put Cortana in a thermostat
— 3:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Google bought its way into home thermostats by snapping up Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion back in 2014. Microsoft is taking a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Geil de-blings its Evo Spear memory modules
— 12:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Some folks like their memory with large heatspreaders. Some like to go even further with colorful RGB LED-illuminated modules. Peacock-like DIMMs can add some flair...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Asus Crosshair VI Extreme pulls out all the stops for AM4
— 9:00 AM on July 20, 2017

Asus just announced what is likely to be the flagship of its fleet of Ryzen-ready motherboards. The Republic of Gamers Crosshair VI Extreme takes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Fujitsu joins the deep-learning stampede with specialized silicon
— 1:30 PM on July 19, 2017

Nvidia's revenues, profits, and share price have all benefited from surging demand in both the PC gaming hardware and the graphics compute marketplaces. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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ASML demonstrates production-ready EUV tool throughput
— 9:01 AM on July 19, 2017

Although you may not have heard of ASML, you've certainly heard of its customers. The company provides lithography equipment to major semiconductor manufacturers around...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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BenQ Zowie XL2546 strobes its way to smooth motion at 240 Hz
— 1:30 PM on July 18, 2017

Back when we initially saw BenQ's competition-ready Zowie XL2540 monitor, the first question on my mind was whether it supported the company's blur reduction...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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